In addition to getting involved on campus with our Events, Advocacy, Newspaper, Radio, and TV teams, there are a number of other opportunities that jhr McGill has to offer. Check it out!

Call for applications for jhr’s Ghana Media Internship – DEADLINE EXTENDED to November 1st

jhr has partnered with CIDA to send three highly qualified youth on a three month media internship in Ghana from May – August 2011.    The selected interns will work at a local media house assisting in the production of Rights Media and CIDA’s development goals.

Learn about last year’s internship by reading the Field Notes from Ashley G., Laura B., and Kallee L. and download the jhr internship Application Form 2010-11.

Opportunity for national publication in Speak! Magazine

jhr’s annual Speak magazine is looking for article pitches! Each year, university chapters of Journalists for Human Rights across Canada collaborate to create a national publication. This year’s theme is the Millennium Development Goals, and we’re looking for articles and photography relating to the topic. Please direct short one-page pitches and any questions you might have to speak.jhrryerson@gmail.com, cc’ing jhrmcgill@gmail.com. First drafts will be due November 17.

Check out last year’s edition of SPEAK magazine here.

Rights in Review – Fall Deadline: December 17th

jhr welcomes contributions of academic student articles for publication. You can now check out the 2010 edition, including a paper by last year’s jhr McGill President Mary MacLennan online. (Or download it directly here.)

Rights in Review is jhr’s bi-annual peer-reviewed academic journal. Through scholarship addressing human rights awareness and improving peace and security, jhr looks to provide a forum to exchange ideas from a variety of perspectives regarding the pressing human rights and social justice issues of our day.  The theme for the Fall Review is Media and Development

All Fall Review submission are due on Dec. 17th:

Submissions and questions should be sent to: ken@jhr.ca


Past Opportunities
(many are annual, so keep your eyes out for this year’s opportunities)

jhr Head Office Internships: Fall 2010 positions listed!

jhr offers unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students at its head office in Toronto. You can see the positions’ information here or on the national jhr website.

jhr Internships in Ghana and Malawi

jhr is now accepting applications for CIDA International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) placements with partner organizations in Ghana and Malawi. For more details, check out http://www.jhr.ca/en/getinvolved_international.php.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2010.

JHR Ghana Media Internship, Summer 2010

Media Internship in Ghana – deadline: November 4th, 2009

Application form: JHR-Ghana-Internship

JHR will be sending 3 university chapter members to media institutions in Ghana this summer! The internship will function as a cross-cultural exchange, allowing students to both contribute to media in Ghana and learn about the circumstances around them.

The placement will run from mid-May till mid-August 2010, and the students are expected to volunteer with their respective JHR chapters for at least a year after the internship. There is also a pre-departure process that must be fulfilled.

If interested, check out http://jhrghanamedia.wordpress.com/ for more information from the 2009 interns themselves and send your application to andrew.rusk@jhr.ca by November 4th!



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