Intern, Humanitarian Affairs and Advocacy (8-weeks)

Salary Range:$16.55 To 16.55 Hourly

Intern, Humanitarian Affairs and Advocacy (8-week Internship)

Save the Children believes every child has the right to a future. In Canada and around the world, we do whatever it takes – every day and in times of crisis – to support children to fulfil their rights to a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. With over 100 years of experience, Save the Children is the world’s first and leading independent children’s organization – transforming lives and the future we share. 


The Intern (Humanitarians Affairs and Advocacy) will provide assistance to Save the Children Canada’s Humanitarian Affairs and Policy, Advocacy, and Governmental Relations Teams.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Conduct research and develop briefs on policy, political positioning and trends in the Canadian humanitarian sphere, for example funding trends to local organizations, new partnerships models, and analysis of Canadian policies on specific issue areas. 
  • Monitoring emerging humanitarian crises and providing relevant analysis, to enhance readiness of SC Canada Humanitarian Advisors to respond to crisis. 
  • Supporting in the development of tools and materials for active projects or advocacy processes, including stakeholder mappings, literature reviews and background research. 
  • Conduct initial reviews and editing Save the Children and/or country office documents. This includes proofreading, formatting, consolidating feedback received, compiling graphs, tables and annexes. 
  • Review and update documents related to the functions and operation of the Humanitarian Affairs Team. 
  • Undertake administrative tasks such as taking meeting minutes, updating intranet SharePoint site, drafting communications materials as necessary.  
  • Time will be allotted to participate in online trainings, webinars, etc. as well as in-house trainings in order to boost the intern’s capacity.

Qualifications include (but are not limited to):

  • Post secondary education in the areas of International Development, International Relations, Humanitarian Assistance or Human Rights and/or related equivalent field and a graduate degree is a strong asset 
  • Understanding of children’s rights standards and principles or humanitarian principles, programming and policy
  • Strong research, writing and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated interest in humanitarian programming and advocacy
  • Ability to communicate in English. French, Arabic and/or Spanish an asset. 
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills, thrives in a multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of Global Affairs Canada’s Results Based Management approach or legislative environment an asset
  • Exceptional communications and written skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and an ability to manage multiple priorities effectively
  • Ability to work in a team and/or independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


This role is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. This is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help youth in Canada develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.

Job duration: 8 weeks

Time frame:

  • Start Date: July 2, 2024
  • End Date: August 27, 2024

Job hours: Full-time – 35 hours

Eligibility Criteria:

As this internship is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, eligible candidates must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. Note: International students are not eligible for this program.
  • This position will be paid $16.55 per hour.
  • Home based internet connection and access to a laptop required. 
  • Will be required to work at our Toronto office, time to time, with reasonable notice. 

Comment postuler:

If you are interested in this position, please visit and submit your resume and cover letter. Internal candidates, please apply via ADP by 5:00PM EST June 10, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on ongoing basis. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

It is our individual and collective responsibility to ensure all children are protected from deliberate or unintentional acts that lead to the risk of, or actual, harm caused by our employees. Each employee shall be aware that there may be additional vulnerabilities facing children associated with their age, socio-economic background, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, identity, sexual orientation or identity, and is committed to ensuring this does not form barriers to effective safeguarding.

Each employee is committed to fostering and sustaining a safe environment through proactive, accessible, and effective approaches that seek to prevent and respond to any harm to the children including but not limited to sexual exploitation and abuse. SCC and all its employees will take all reasonable steps to make itself safe, both as an organisation and in the conduct of all aspects of its day-to-day operations of emergency, humanitarian, developmental, policy, campaigning and administrative work.

SCC is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources (416) 221-5501


juin 5, 2024

Date d’échéance:

juin 10, 2024






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