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    Project Ploughshares Peace and Security Intern

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    Armed Conflicts Report Internship Program

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Project Ploughshares Communications Intern


Position Type: part-time (4 days/32 hours a week for 8 weeks)
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Starting date: flexible (starting between June 4th and July 9th 2018)
Salary: $14.00/hour

Job Description:
Project Ploughshares is seeking a full-time Communications Intern to join its staff team and contribute to the planning and implementation of strategies and programs that advance the mandate and objectives of Project Ploughshares. Duties will generally include:

  • helping to create an integrated marketing, media, and communication strategy for non-profit;
  • developing and helping to implement social media strategies to increase supporters and donations;
  • conceptualizing, designing and creating multimedia content (videos, slideshows, infographics, etc.);
  • creating/sourcing new graphics to support email, web, and social media-based communication initiatives.

This position reports to the Director of Operations, the Communications Intern will also be supervised and mentored by the Communications Officer.

Qualifications:

  • post-secondary education preferably in a related field (web design, graphic design);
  • a strong interest in peace issues, and support for the mission and work of Project Ploughshares;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills (English);
  • demonstrated ability to take initiative, to work independently, to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • demonstrated ability to show creativity and innovative ideas for digital communications.

To be eligible, as per Canada Summer Jobs requirements, students must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time student during the preceding academic year
  • intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

Application procedure and deadline:

Submit letter and resume including names, addresses, and telephone numbers (indicating home or business) of three references by noon Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to:

Matthew Pupic
Director of Operations
Project Ploughshares
140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo ON N2L 3G6

We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those under consideration will be contacted.


Project Ploughshares Peace and Human Security Intern


Position Type: Part-time (4 days/32 hours a week for 8 weeks)
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Starting date: flexible (starting between June 4th and July 9th 2018)
Salary: $14.00/hour

Job Description:
Project Ploughshares is seeking a part-time Peace and Human Security Intern to join its staff team and contribute to the planning and implementation of strategies and programs that advance the mandate and objectives of Project Ploughshares. Duties will generally include:

  • prepare research summaries and fact sheets related to particular issues;
  • assist in preparation of briefs and reports;
  • assist in communication and engagement initiatives;
  • take part in policy discussions.

This position reports to the Director of Operations, the Peace and Human Security Intern will also be supervised and mentored by a Project Ploughshares Program Officer.

Qualifications:

  • post-secondary education preferably in a related field (international studies, political science, security studies, public policy, international development, history, peace and conflict studies);
  • a strong interest in peace issues, and support for the mission and work of Project Ploughshares;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills (English);
  • demonstrated ability to take initiative, to work independently, to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • experience in research, writing, and policy analysis;
  • demonstrated ability to express ideas and communicate effectively.

To be eligible, as per Canada Summer Jobs requirements, students must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time student during the preceding academic year
  • intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

Application procedure and deadline:

Submit letter and resume, and a writing sample including names, addresses, and telephone numbers (indicating home or business) of three references by noon Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to:

Matthew Pupic
Director of Operations
Project Ploughshares
140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo ON N2L 3G6

We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those under consideration will be contacted.

Armed Conflicts Report Internship Program


Third- and fourth-year students enrolled at WLU or UofW should contact the Global Studies Department and the PACS Department respectively to apply.

In collaboration with Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program and the University of Waterloo’s Peace and Conflict Studies program, Project Ploughshares offers third- and fourth-year university students the opportunity to work on developing the annually compiled Armed Conflicts Report.

Each year, students are selected to conduct research on current armed conflicts. The internships are unpaid and run for the duration of the winter term (January to April).

The program is open only to students enrolled at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo.