Legal Intern

Job Opportunity

PEI HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
With funding from the
2021 CANADA SUMMER JOBS AGREEMENT

Seeks applications for a summer job opportunity

Competition Closing:
May 7, 2021, 4 pm
Submit resume by:
Email to contact@peihumanrights.ca OR in-person at 53 Water Street Charlottetown, PEI

Job Title:
Legal Intern (Summer Student)

Employer:
The PEI Human Rights Commission is an arms length agency created by the PEI Human Rights Act. The Commission investigates, resolves, and adjudicates complaints filed under the Act. We develop and deliver educational programs to the public, and we work with education partners to develop human rights education programs for schools. We answer inquiries from the general public and businesses. Staff lawyers represent the Commission at Panel, Judicial Review and Court of Appeal hearings.

For more information about the Commission, please visit www.peihumanrights.ca

Tasks and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant should be prepared to:
Conduct legal research and prepare written memorandums in relation to a variety of human rights issues.
Review complaints and make recommendations to legal counsel regarding how the law applies to the particular facts.
Participate with legal counsel in conducting interviews and investigating complaints.
Attend Court and Panel Hearings if any are scheduled during the term of employment.
Assist with the development of public legal education materials including distributing human rights education and promotional material across PEI.
Make presentations to increase awareness and understanding of human rights.
Such other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Duration:
10-15 weeks (dates to be determined).

Hours &Location:
The intern will primarily work 8 am – 4 pm from the office in Charlottetown but may be required to attend community activities outside of the city and may be required to work occasional evenings or weekends.

Remuneration:
$16.50/ hour including vacation pay (35 hours per week)

Skills Required:
Excellent research, writing and communication.
Familiar with human rights issues.
Organized, independent, professional, and creative.
Ability to conduct sensitive interviews and summarize information gathered.

Education:
Current law school student or recent graduate.

Bilingualism:
Will be considered an asset.

Participant Definition under the Canada Summer Jobs Grant – Applicants must be:
Between 15-30 years of age at the start of employment.
A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration Refugee Protection Act
Canada Summer Job Grant Priorities:
The position will be filled based on merit, however; if there are equally qualified applicants, priority will be given to those who self-identify as being part of the groups which the Canada Summer Jobs Grant Program identifies as being underrepresented or have additional barriers to the labour market including:
Recent immigrant youth and recent refugee youth
Indigenous Youth
Youth with Disabilities
Visible minorities
LGBTQ2 youth

Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 05/07/2021