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GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN RIGHTS, ELECTORAL EDUCATION, AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT. THE CENTRE SEEKS PASSIONATE YOUTH LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE.

Working at the Centre can provide valuable experience in becoming familiar with local, provincial, federal, and global mechanisms to advocate for electoral engagement amongst youth. Each opportunity is a unique experience to gain hands-on experience, working closely on specific projects within a core element of our organisation.

The apprenticeships are a flexible way for you to get your foot in the door in the world of human rights, global dialogue, and electoral advancement. Apprenticeships can be remote or in collaboration with one of the Centre's offices, and is fully flexible to one's schedule. Upon successful completion of the volunteership, the Centre will graciously provide interns with a letter of recommendation and a certificate to acknowledge their contributions and accomplishments.

MEET ONE OF OUR VOLUNTEERS

Julia Elliot Ortega, staff member

Ms. Julia Elliot Ortega is a junior pursuing an associate's degree in the arts. Dedicated to the pursuit of advancing human rights and guaranteeing a more peaceful tomorrow, Julia decided to inquire about volunteering with the Centre.

 

She began her apprenticeship for the Centre in October 2023. She primarily worked on the U.S. federal policy project, crafting and designing policy in coordination with national leaders, legal counsels, and advocates for change. Julia brought passion and dedication to the Centre, deeply inspiring the entire staff team, and has since continued working for the Centre full-time.

Julia now works on expanding global programmes to advance a safer, more secure tomorrow by coordinating with leaderships from various nations, ensuring a steady stream of youth-facilitated dialogue. 

APPLY HERE

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We invite you to complete the apprenticeship application form if you are interested in an internship opportunity with the Centre for Voters.

In the event of that you are unable to access the application form, please email vgarg@cvia.ch

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

  • Are apprenticeships with CVIA paid?
    Working with the Centre is the financial responsibility of the volunteer, and any expenses incurred during the tenure of the volunteer's work belong to them. Furthermore, the Centre is not able to provide lodging, visa fees, or travel to and from a location at the Centre. However, we value apprentice's commitment to pursuing change amongst youth, and volunteers will have access to the full scope of the Centre's work and will be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Can anyone be an apprentice with CVIA?
    Yes. Apprenticeship with the Centre for Voters are suitable for individuals who would like to gain experience working for an international non-profit organization focused on electoral rights. However, volunteers must: Have completed, or are currently pursuing, secondary or university studies and have excellent writing and team-building skills. Volunteers must have a strong interest in human rights and the ability to work in a small, team-oriented environment. Knowledge of design tools such as Canva is a bonus.
  • Can apprentices work remotely?
    Yes! CVIA accepts remote apprenticeships depending on the preferences of the applicant. Remote internships are a flexible and convenient way for interns to gain valuable experience. However, volunteers who work remotely may be limited in full involvement with the programmes of the organisation.
  • What are the responsibilities of apprentices?
    Apprentice responsibilities may vary depending on the candidate's areas of interest, skills and expertise. Tasks can include but are not limited to: Engaging in dialogue with U.S. Congressional officials to promote the policy focuses of the Centre. Supporting the Centre’s Human Rights Reporting Initiative. Supporting the preparation of future panel events and conferences. Developing social media communications materials. Assisting with fundraising or grant applications. Drafting and writing think pieces and background research on human rights topics.
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