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Advocacy Summer Intern

THE ORGANIZATION: Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center forHolocaust Studies (FSWC) is a non-profit human rights organization inspired by the legacy of Simon Wiesenthal. FSWC works to build a more inclusive, respectful Canada by sharing the lessons of the Holocaust, advocating for human rights and combatting antisemitism and hate in all its forms.

We are seeking a summer intern who can support the advocacy team on issues related to antisemitism and other forms of hate in Canada and abroad. In this role you will draw on your experience or interest in the fields of community advocacy, politics, law, or public policy. This role is based in our North Toronto office.

Help monitor national and international events and trends and analyze policy options on a range of topics related to antisemitism and hate. Provide support to the advocacy team where needed.

YOU ARE SOMEONE WITH: Familiarity with issues which impact the Jewish community including the Holocaust, antisemitism, and anti-Zionism. Demonstrated understanding of the current climate and circumstances     on Canadian university and college campuses pertaining to issues     concerning Jewish students. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success working on cross-functional teams. Creative and communicative in generating new ideas and resolving problems. Self-starter, high level of internal motivation and passionate about fighting back against hate and intolerance. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
WHAT YOU BRING: A deep interest in advocacy work in the fields of community advocacy, politics, law, public policy or a related field. Demonstrable experience in research and persuasive written communications.
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resumé to Taali at tlester@fswc.ca. Please reference “Advocacy Summer Intern” in the subject line.

FSWC welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We encourage applications from individuals within the employment equity categories. FSWC is committed to equity and diversity, and to a positive, supportive working environment. Please let us know should you require accommodation during any part of this recruitment process. 

This position is full-time on site in Toronto, ON.

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