Canadian Civil Liberties Association Rights Watch Blog Project

ccla_logoApplications are now being accepted for our multi-chapter Rights Watch Blog Project with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association!

About the CCLA and the RightsWatch Blog Project:

The CCLA is a national organization constituted to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, and foster recognition of these rights and liberties. The Rights Watch Blog (www.ccla.org/rightswatch) provides an exciting and important opportunity to post on current issues in this area.

The purpose of this project is to research civil liberties issues and abuses as they are taking place in the community and to update the CCLA’s RightsWatch blog site with timely information through blog posts. Volunteers will be supervised by the CCLA and will be monitored by their PBSC chapter coordinator. Students are expected to monitor civil liberties issues on a regular basis (approx. 3-5 hours per week as per PBSC guidelines) and post an item of factual information on an issue they have identified to the blog once a week. Student volunteers do not have to agree with, or reflect, CCLA’s stance on issues to participate in this project.

Volunteers selected for this project will attend the Rights Watch conference in Toronto on September 20th, 2014 (travel costs, registration and two nights accommodation are funded by the CCLA, and some meals are provided). Selected students will also be required to attend the PBSC-UVic general training and Westlaw LRW training in the fall.

How to apply:

This year’s deadline for applying for a CCLA Rights Watch Blog volunteer position is July 14th, 2014. Applications should include a resumé and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position. Ideal applicants will be upper year students who are self-motivated, engaged with current events and/or politics and enjoy writing (including opinion pieces). Interest and/or experience in constitutional, Charter and human rights issues is also an asset. Up to 2 students will be recruited from each PBSC chapter. All applications should be sent to leah.klassen@probonostudents.ca. Best of luck to all of our UVic applicants!

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