LA&PS Internship Award 2018: ARCH Disability Law Centre

 Internship Role Profile
Organization Name: ARCH Disability Law Centre
Location of Internship: 55 University Avenue, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON M5J 2H7
Position Title: Communications and Social Media Intern
Reports to: Office Manager
Work Term: Summer 2018 Internship
Start Date: May 7, 2018
End Date: July 27, 2018
Duration: 12 Weeks (3 months, Full-time)
Student Award: Social Justice, Equity & Inclusion Award

$6000.00 ($2000.00 received monthly)

Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm (Mondays to Fridays)
Brief Description of Organization
ARCH Disability Law Centre is a specialty legal clinic that practices exclusively in disability rights law. ARCH is dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights, entitlements, fundamental freedoms and inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ontario. In order to carry out its mandate, ARCH provides a range of legal services directly to persons with disabilities in Ontario, including Summary Advice and Referral services. Through this service, ARCH provides basic legal information and summary legal advice on certain disability-related areas of law to persons with disabilities from across Ontario. ARCH also represents persons with disabilities and disability organizations in precedent setting cases at various provincial and federal tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Transportation Agency as well as appellate courts, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. ARCH has an extensive law reform practice, working on a variety of   initiatives related to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities. ARCH provides public legal education to disability communities, and conducts community development projects to support our law reform work. ARCH is primarily funded by Legal Aid Ontario, as well as other funding sources. More information about our work is available on our website:
Intern Responsibilities
The intern will contribute to our overall branding and communications review which will include our website, social media platforms, and our public legal information and promotional materials. You will become familiar with ARCH’s mandate, practices, policies and services.
Intern Job Tasks
Under the supervision of staff:

  • Provide recommendations and assistance in the final stages of website development around design and content development
  • Branding, including brochures, annual reports, fact sheets, PowerPoint, letterhead, etc.
  • Creation of a Style and Communications Guide for the use of ARCH staff and Board.
  • Review of Social Media Policies and Practices
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  •  Knowledge of branding and design
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Effective strategic thinking
  • Creative self-starter with ability to see ideas through to reality
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office)
  • Clear language skills an asset
  • Knowledge of disability rights is an asset
Student Eligibility Criteria
  • 6.0 Grade Point Average, B or better
  • Open to all 3rd year students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • 4th year students returning to academic studies in September 2018, upon completion of the summer internship work term may apply and be considered for this position
  • Must be enrolled in an Honours or Specialized Honours Degree
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident of Canada, or Indigenous Person to Canada