Toronto Opportunities

Human Rights Watch Canada offers a volunteer program for recent University and College graduates two times a year: winter/spring (Jan. - Apr.) and fall (Sept.- Dec.). This opportunity is best suited for individuals interested in learning about our work and making a contribution to our organization in our Toronto office.

Please keep in mind that the Toronto office is primarily a development office that does limited advocacy work. There are NO research based internship positions in the Toronto office and no program divisions.

Successful candidates will be responsible for providing administrative support to our full-time development staff in Toronto and will assist with the planning of our development and outreach events such as our Annual Dinner (fall) and Film Festival (winter).

Duties are three-fold and can include but are not limited to the following:

• Administrative support: database entry, minute-taking, drafting letters and emails, filing,etc.
• Event planning support: maintaining invitation lists, coordinating volunteers, organizing mailings and on-site support, etc.
• Development support: prospect research, social media management, etc.

Toronto office volunteers are asked to join HRW for a minimum of 3 months and 2 days/week.

If you are interested in volunteering with Human Rights Watch Canada, please send your cover letter and resume to Alison Thornton at

Applications are now closed for the Fall 2014 period.