Careers/Intern

INTRODUCTION

The World Sikh Organization (WSO) of Canada's Internship Program 2019 is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds to get involved.

WSO will be hiring four (4) paid interns for the summer of 2019 in both Ontario and BC, for a total of 8 positions.

The deadline to apply is May 17, 2019.

If you are hired, your fulltime placement will begin on May 27, and last 8 weeks (35 hours/week). You will be paid minimum wage as set by your Province. 

As a leader in helping develop and shape the face of third party Sikh advocacy in Canada, our interns work closely with our legal, advocacy, and community development teams.

As an intern, you develop leadership, analytical, problem solving, and communication skills; all of which will help interns to explore different careers, and create a professional network in this fast moving economy.

This paid, professional internship program aims to provide young people with the opportunity to:

  • Become engaged in issues facing Sikhs in Canada
  • Gain valuable work experience within a dynamic and growing organization
  • Receive supervision, guidance, and mentorship from a WSO professional

Interns choose to work in one of the following areas during their assignments:

  • Legal and Policy Research (1 position available in BC, and 1 position available in ON)
  • Outreach, Program Development (3 positions available in BC, and 3 positions available in ON)

 

Some of the activities our interns are involved in include:

Legal and Policy Research:

  • Research and drafting of memos on various legal, social and policy issues
  • Drafting of legal materials
  • Shadowing legal counsel to mediations and other proceedings

Outreach, Program Development:

  • Media monitoring and response
  • Creating educational content
  • Delivery of seminars to Sikhs and non-Sikhs on various issues
  • Organizing community outreach and development events
  • Social media design and branding

Please note, that this opportunity is open to all Canadians. There is no requirement for applicants to be Sikh for these
positions.

 

Application Guidelines

Legal and Policy Research:

  • Please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to balpreetsingh@worldsikh.org by May 17, 2019

Outreach, Program Development:

  • Please email your LinkedIn profile (if you do not have a LinkedIn profile, then a resume will suffice) to jaskaransandhu@worldsikh.org by May 17, 2019

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Legal and Policy Research:
The position will include work with WSO's legal counsel on human rights issues that affect Canadian Sikhs as well as all Canadians in general, with a particular focus on freedom of religion. This includes work on human rights litigation, training, and education
as well as legal research on human rights-based issues.

We are hiring 1 L&PR Intern in BC and 1 in Ontario.

Interns should be prepared to receive hands-on experience on any of the following:

  • Conducting legal research;
  • Writing research memoranda;
  • Drafting legal briefs;
  • Interviewing clients;
  • Designing and delivering education seminars and training modules;
  • Assisting with litigation and casework.

Pre-requisite: Applicants should be enrolled in a recognized law school.

Please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to balpreetsingh@worldsikh.org by May 17, 2019

 

Outreach and Program Development:
The WSO has been moving quickly in launching new community development initiatives, like the Sikh Mentorship Program, and continuing to deliver established projects, like the Sikh Youth Leadership Initiative. As an Outreach and Program Development Intern, you will help in the delivery and improvement of these programs and initiatives, as well as organizing new events through the summer and beyond.

We are hiring 3 O&PDs in BC and 3 in Ontario. 

Interns should be prepared to receive hands-on experience on any of the following:

  • Assisting in various departments working on various projects, program outreach, our database system, events, conferences, fellowships, and general research
  • Handling correspondence, drafting of letters, memos, etc.
  • Assist in the tabulation of various events, conferences, and surveys
  • Assist with follow up reports and correspondence
  • Assistance with research and correspondence
  • Opportunity to participate in various programs and connect with community stakeholders

The interns will learn the following skills:

  • Project management
  • Research methodology
  • Interactions, communication, and diplomacy
  • Critical analysis, problem-solving and decision making
  • Organizational and administrative

The candidates will have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient with social media applications
  • Good research and writing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow through
  • Professional decorum and must work well with others
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent planning & organizational skills
  • Fluency in Punjabi (understanding, speaking, and writing) will be considered an
    asset

Please email your LinkedIn profile (if you do not have a LinkedIn profile, then a resume will suffice) to jaskaransandhu@worldsikh.org by May 17, 2019


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