• Anywhere

STAND Canada is a national advocacy organization with chapters across the country that advocates to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian domestic and foreign policy. We are dedicated to providing Canadians with the educational and advocacy tools that they need to take action toward a world without genocide.

Minimum Time Commitment: 5 hours per week, for a minimum of 1 year

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Role

The Policy Researcher is integral to the anti-genocide activism work of STAND Canada. You will work in a team to research and draft policy recommendations that support STAND’s focus regions (Canada, China, India and Myanmar) and emerging conflict regions. Reporting to the Co-Directors, Strategic Policy, your policy research projects will aid the organization’s policy recommendations to the Government of Canada, to influence Members of Parliament and seek to educate Canadians.

Key Responsibilities

The Policy Researcher will be expected to:

  • Research and write policy papers, briefing notes, position papers etc.; 
  • Collaborate and coordinate virtually with other researchers to complete assignments; 
  • Actively participate in Strategic Policy team initiatives as well as other teams within STAND, such as facilitating seminars, attending town hall meetings, events and programs; 
  • Stay informed by monitoring parliamentary sessions of policy positions according to STAND’s mandates; 
  • Keep the Strategic Policy team up-to-date on decisions made by politicians and the general public pertaining to human rights and anti-genocide; 
  • Learn and be comfortable operating all technological platforms used in STAND.


In order to succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Experience with research, policy development, and demonstrable political literacy; 
  • Experience conducting social scientific research 
  • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Understanding of, or ability to quickly grasp, the geopolitics of STAND’s focus regions; 
  • Basic understanding of anti-genocide, conflict analysis, and Canada’s international engagement on related issues;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills – nothing less than a B+ average in writing papers (a writing sample will be requested); 
  • Responsible, reliable, and self-motivated individual, capable of working in a virtual team environment with minimal supervision, 
  • Responsive to deadlines, and answering emails/communication in a timely manner 

Why Volunteer for STAND?

  • STAND is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization with chapters across Canada. Our work is often pitched to government officials.
  • You will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director following completion of your work
  • Professional development (ie: working effectively with a team that is geographically distributed).

If you are unsure of your schedule for the next year, we still encourage you to apply as we are happy to discuss your time commitment to STAND.

Volunteer with STAND!

To apply, please fill out the application form. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received and will close when we have filled the position.


Please visit https://standcanada.org/volunteer to see all volunteer opportunities available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources team at humanresources@standcanada.org.

If you know people who are looking for volunteering opportunities in a flexible, forward-thinking environment with the skills, experience, and interests we’re looking for, please share this posting with them.