Work Study: Human Rights Intern

  • Location: Cape Breton University-Remote
  • Deadline: October 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Human Rights and Diversity

Job Description:

The selected candidate will work alongside CBU’s Human Rights Officer to help research, develop, and promote a variety of programming for CBU’s campus around the topic of Human Rights. Efforts will focus on topics of human rights with a specific focus on Sexual Assault and Violence.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for researching a variety of information related to current projects and events, reviewing and providing feedback on projects and developing project components.


  • Current Student at Cape Breton University eligible for Work Study Program
  • Proficiency with various software applications (E.g. Microsoft Office programs – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) for communication and development of program-related products, campaign posters, and data collection.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational, administrative and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be accountable.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to share ideas and obtain feedback.
  • Creative problem-solving skills • Knowledge and experience in creating and maintaining various social media platforms.
  • Ability to design and distribute creative promotions and program materials.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a professional and respectful manner
  • Ability to discuss and present sensitive, trauma provoking topics and sometimes-controversial matters in an effective and empathetic manner


  • Design and distribute promotional content for developed programs and projects using Microsoft office.
  • Represent the student perspective throughout the collaborative development process with new and relevant ideas.
  • Research related topics for development and implementation of programs for students and faculty members.
  • Summarize and report research findings
  • Assist in event and program presentation
  • Contact external resources through email and phone to gain knowledge for project development.
  • Develop and present creative ideas for projects and review existing documents for new ideas.
  • Work collaboratively with a team to create content relevant to the student body.
  • Assist in reviewing Sexual Violence policy & guidelines and recommend amendments if/when necessary.

How to Apply:

Forward resume to Scott Thomas

Application deadline:  October 13, 2020