Volunteer Policy Research Assistant | BCCIC

Are you passionate about global issues? Do you want to be part of a network of committed international change agents striving to achieve sustainable development? As part of the BC Council for International Cooperation’s internship program we are looking for a Volunteer Policy Research Assistant.

BCCIC is looking for a qualified volunteer who will play a key role in our upcoming BC Vision 2030 policy engagement campaign. This non-partisan campaign will target BC’s provincial elections as an opportunity to ask political leaders how they will make BC a leader in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The Policy Research Assistant will gain valuable experience engaging in political processes, conducting policy research around the SDGs and producing usable material for political engagement, as well as practical skills in communications, event planning, and logistics.

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are:

  • Passionate about global change 
  • Interested in learning about and working with the agenda-setting  Sustainable Development Goals
  • Wanting to gain valuable work experience in the non-profit sector
  • Confident talking to people on the phone and in person
  • Experienced at organizing events and logistics
  • Ideally comfortable with graphic design and Google apps.

BCCIC is looking for a volunteer available starting mid-September 2016 who can dedicate at least 15 hours a week until May 30th 2017 to carry out the following tasks:

  • Conduct research on candidate policies and positions
  • Develop a BC 2030 Election Tool Kit
  • Produce topical briefs and other materials on relevant SDG themes and provincial issues
  • Assist in the preparation and facilitation of a BC 2030 candidate discussion
  • Design promotional and educational materials for the BC 2030 campaign
  • Contribute, as necessary, additional research on the SDGs and both federal and international issues

In return for donating your time, BCCIC will provide opportunities to:

  • Gain valuable research, logistics and public engagement experience 
  • Network within the non-profit and global social change sector
  • Participate in capacity building workshops and receive staff mentorship

Interested individuals are asked to e-mail Deborah Glaser at deborah@bccic.ca and provide a copy of your CV as well as a short (not to exceed one page) statement of interest. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, September 16th.


BCCIC is a coalition of British Columbia voluntary international development organizations and provincial branches of such organizations committed to achieving sustainable global development in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity and participation for all. For more information on BCCIC visit http://bccic.ca/.