Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internship

Company: Journalists for Human Rights
Category: Media development organization
Job: Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internship Paid
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Deadline to apply: Friday, September 23, 2016, 11:59 PM EST
Duration: 12 weeks, starts on Monday, October 24, 2016

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is a statutory human rights agency whose the mission is to promote equality and diversity through research, education, and enforcement of the Yukon Human Rights Act. Public education in the area of human rights is a core part of their mandate as a statutory human rights agency.

The intern will work with the Yukon Human Rights Commission on a variety of public legal education and research projects in the area of human rights.
This will include a major in-depth research project, as well as shorter projects like opinion editorials, fact sheets, press releases, web content, systemic discrimination research, and other forms of research and writing in the area of public education about human rights in Yukon.

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is coordinating an internship opportunity at the Yukon Human Rights Commission for an emerging Indigenous reporter through its Indigenous Reporters Program.

Position Requirements:
The ideal candidate is an energetic, independent worker and critical thinker who is passionate about human rights, diversity, and inclusion. Expect to work collaboratively, to learn about human rights law, and to connect directly with the public in a meaningful way about human rights issues. Skills in public speaking, research and writing are essential. Additional skills in digital media (photography and film production/editing), social media, are considered an asset but not essential.

Applicants will identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).

Please email a cover letter, resume with three (3) references and six (6) samples of your work.

For more information, or to apply, please submit your resume to:
Hannah Clifford, Program Manager: hannah@jhr.ca


Travel to and from Whitehorse, YT will be provided in addition to a monthly stipend.
The applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.