Are you a university graduate and a member/adherent of a member church of The Canadian Council of Churches? Looking for an opportunity to contribute to ecumenical work on faith in public life? The Canadian Council of Churches invites applications for an eight-month internship program applications for an eight-month internship program in Ottawa or Toronto, Ontario, beginning in fall 2015.
This program, which funds one intern annually for three years, has been made possible through a grant to The Canadian Council of Churches.
Applications will be accepted until midnight, May 15, 2015
$660 per month
8 months, part-time (10 hours a week) 8 months, part-time (10 hours a week)
September 1, 2015
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY MAIL, FAX, OR EMAIL TO:
Peter Noteboom, Deputy General Secretary
The Canadian Council of Churches
47 Queen’s Park Crescent East 47 Queen’s Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C3.
1-416-972-9494 x 256
Full position description
The Canadian Council of Churches has established a 3-year (2015-18) Faith and Public Life Internship designed to contribute substantially to strategic faith and public life issues in Canada, advance scholarship and research on current faith and public life issues, provide a learning opportunity for youth and young adults in an internship setting, and cultivate future ecumenical leaders in churches in Canada.
The focus of the intern’s work will depend on the Commission on Justice and Peace program during the The focus of the intern’s work will depend on the Commission on Justice and Peace program during the internship period, as well as the strengths and interests of the intern.
Currently, the top three program priorities of The Canadian Council of Churches in the area of Justice and Peace are climate justice, poverty in Canada, and the relationship with indigenous peoples in Canada. The Canadian Council of Churches is active in a range of other faith and public life issues. The specific topic and work plan for the internship will be agreed upon based on the coming year’s priorities and the knowledge, skills, and experience of the intern.
The following are the kinds of activities in which the intern could be involved: The following are the kinds of activities in which the intern could be involved:
• prepare research summaries or fact sheets related to particular issues
• assist in the preparation of briefs and reports
• help organize events, consultations, and workshops
• assist in communication and engagement initiatives with churches, academics, government officials,
and the Canadian public—including web-based and social media activities
• take part in policy discussions and staff meetings
• assist with office duties as appropriate
• post-secondary degree
• commitment to the mandate of The Canadian Council of Churches
• member or adherent of a member church of The Canadian Council of Churches
(see reverse, or councilofchurches.ca/about-us/members/)
• demonstrated research and analytical skills
• good communication and computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office
• knowledge of social media communications strategies an asset
• fluency in English required, ability to also work in French an asset
• eligible to work in Canada
• part-time (10 hours a week for 16 weeks, or a total of 160 hours per semester), for 8 months, the start date to be September 1, 2015
• Stipends, including an hourly rate of $16.50 (less statutory deductions) and a modest expense and travel budget.
• work location is a mutually agreed upon location in Ottawa, or the offices of The Canadian Council of Churches in Toronto, Ontario
Application procedure and deadline
Applications may be submitted by email, mail, or fax. Applications should include the following:
• Letter describing interest in and qualifications for this position
• Unofficial academic transcript from the applicant’s most recently completed degree
• Three references (name, address, telephone, and email), one of the references must be someone
belonging to a member church of The Canadian Council of Churches who can speak to the applicant’s
qualifications for this position
• A writing sample (no more than 6 pages)
Submit application by Midnight, May 15, 2015 to:
Peter Noteboom, Deputy General Secretary
47 Queen’s Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C3
Phone: 416 972 9494