Get Involved

OUR APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Due to the high number of applications we received, we will get back to applicants by Friday October 1, 2021. 

5 REASONS TO JOIN OUR TEAM

    1. MAKE AN IMPACT. Since our founding 50 years ago, Amnesty actions have contributed to the release of tens of thousands of unjustly imprisoned individuals and a worldwide reduction of torture, executions, and other human rights abuses.
    2. AMNESTY IS INDEPENDENT AND IMPARTIAL. Amnesty applies a single standard of human rights to every country in the world. Amnesty is independent of all governments, political factions, ideologies, and economic interest.
    3. LEARN NEW SKILLS. If you would like to work in the human rights, legal, or politics field, there is no better place to start than Amnesty International UofT. You will gain hands-on experience in event planning/publication/outreach/marketing. These skills will help you land a job in the future.
    4. NETWORK WITH PROFESSIONALS. You will get to network with professionals and peers in the activism field. Our executive team is made up of 14 peers that are experienced in the activism field (check them out on @amnestyuoft on IG). We work closely with Amnesty International Toronto and Canada, therefore, you will learn from and work with a large body of activists.
    5. BECOME A PART OF A TIGHT KNIT COMMUNITY.  One of our goals for this year is to empower our general members in their professional, academic, and activism careers. Our team will support you.

FINDING THE BEST DEPARTMENT FOR YOU

Amnesty International UofT is made up of 4 departments: events, publications, media, and outreach & advocacy. Each applicant will have the opportunity to rank TWO of their preferences in their applications.

Events Department 

Our events department will work on online and/or in-person events and fundraisers. We hope to have two events per semester following COVID-19 guidelines. 

Members shall:

  1. Assist directors with the development and organization of events,
  2. ensure that accommodations are made for each event;
  3. Analyze and evaluate event’s results to improve future events;
  4. Assist with the organization of fundraising initiatives. 
  5. Attend meetings either weekly or biweekly depending on the time of the year and dedicate ~2 hours a week for AI UofT.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Previous event planning or fundraising experience is an asset – although we welcome passionate individuals at the start of their career,
  2. Excellent time management and problem solving skills,  
  3. Strong work ethic, ability to take initiative, and work in collaboration with a large team, 
  4. Passion for human rights advocacy, and education,
  5. Proficiency with Google platforms and Zoom. 

Media Department 

Our media departments manage and create content for our social media accounts. Our goal is to increase engagement by posting interactive stories, Tiktoks/Reels, and informative Linkedin posts.  

Members shall:

  1. Assist directors with maintaining the Chapter’s social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter) by generating digital content to engage our audience,
  2. Design, organize, and distribute physical advertisements on campus for the Chapter and its events,
  3. Develop creative ways to draw students’ attention to the existence of the Chapter on campus, such as videos, TikToks/Reels, interactive stories, and posts. 
  4. Photograph all Chapter events,
  5. Attend meetings either weekly or biweekly depending on the time of the year and dedicate ~2 hours a week for AI UofT.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Previous experience in social media marketing, graphic design, and video editing is an asset – although we welcome passionate individuals at the start of their career,
  2. Innovative individuals with new ideas for the promotion of our club and events 
  3. Proficiency with Canva (or other design applications such as Adobe), Google platforms, Zoom. 
  4. Strong work ethic, ability to take initiative, and work in collaboration with a large team,
  5. Passion for human rights advocacy, education, and marketing.

*  Please note that all media department applicants must submit a graphic design sample with their application. 

Publication Department

Our publication department manages our blog, Candlelight, and works on our annual human rights academic magazine. This department consists of researchers, writers, editors, and journal designers. 

Members shall: 

  1. Research, write and edit a minimum of one blog post/magazine submission per month,
  2. Assisting in the publication process of our annual magazine including (but not limited to)
    1. Design of the journal (if needed), 
    2. Outreach to potential contributors,
    3. Collecting and editing submissions,
  3. Write and edit letters and announcements (such as  ‘solidarity letters’)  as a response to world events in cooperation with the President. 

 Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Previous experience in research, and publication processes is an asset. However, we welcome passionate individuals at the start of their career,
  2. Excellent writing skills,
  3. Strong work ethic, ability to take initiative, and follow deadlines,
  4. Proficiency with online academic databases, Canva (or other design applications such as Adobe), Google platforms, Zoom. 
  5. Passion for human rights advocacy and research.   

*  Please note that all publications department applicants must submit a writing sample with their application. 

Outreach and Advocacy Department

Our newly created department is (1) responsible for connecting with other like-minded clubs and organizations, (2) empowering youth by gathering job, internship or volunteer opportunities for students interested in human rights, and (3)  writing educational blurbs for our infographics and online activism efforts in cooperation with our Media Department. 

Members shall: 

  1. Assist director while establishing an online platform for all clubs across campus interested in human rights by outreaching to advocacy organizations, 
  2. Research, write and edit a minimum of one education human rights blurb to be turned into an infographic (100-200 words) per month,
  3. create a guide and mentorship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in human rights via outreaching to professionals in the field,
  4. Connect with Amnesty chapters across the country to host collaborative events and potentially a conference

 Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Previous experience in research and outreach is an asset. However, we welcome passionate individuals at the start of their career,
  2. Excellent writing, organization, and networking skills,
  3. Strong work ethic, ability to take initiative, and follow deadlines,
  4. Proficiency with online academic databases, Linkedin (for personal outreach), Google platforms, Zoom. 
  5. Passion for human rights advocacy, education, and collaboration.