Join our team!

We are looking for passionate, motivated, and talented individuals to join the Spheres of Influence team! If you have writing, editorial, marketing, social media, or web design skills, we would love to have you. 

Joining our non-profit entails connecting with young professionals and students across the world, the expansion of soft skills, and furthering global connectivity and awareness. While Spheres of Influence is entirely volunteer-based, we aim to make this experience as reciprocal as possible by providing opportunities for professional growth and capacity building.

We deeply value having input from a diverse range of individuals. In addition to making international relations more accessible, we strive for inclusivity on our platform and especially encourage contributions from people who are Black, Indigenous, of colour, living with disabilities, of different religions and cultural backgrounds, and identify within the LGBTQ2+ community.

Current Openings

Staff Writer (Volunteer)

We are looking to hire dedicated, passionate, and talented writers to join our team. As part of the Spheres of Influence volunteer staff, you will contribute two articles per month to be published on our website. Your work will become part of our initiative to spread awareness about underreported global issues, and you will have the freedom to write about topics you’re knowledgeable and passionate about.

This is an ideal opportunity for students, recent graduates, and young professionals to have your work published and build your portfolio while playing a key role in the growth of our website. 

This role is fully volunteer and requires around 3-4 hours per week.

Requirements

– Write two articles (800-1200 words) every month 

– Work closely with a team of editors and make necessary changes when needed

– Attend monthly team meetings

– Staff writers will also have the opportunity to write content for our newsletter, work with the social media team to make articles into social media posts and infographics, and lead round-table discussions about the issues discussed in your articles (optional but not required)

Qualifications

– Strong writing skills

– Critical thinking skills

– The ability to convey complex topics in an accessible and engaging way without academic tone and jargon

– Passionate about global affairs, human rights, politics, the environment, and social justice

– An understanding of the importance of taking an intersectional and decolonial approach to global affairs

How to apply

Please fill out this application form by Sunday, January 9th. 

Guest Submissions

We are always happy to receive guest submissions or pitches for articles that align with our mission and values. Please send submissions to info@spheresofinfluence.ca.

Want to get involved in other ways?

We welcome unsolicited applications from individuals who are interested in getting involved with Spheres of Influence in other ways that don’t necessarily involve writing. Do you have web design skills? Are you an artist or graphic designer? Got podcast experience? Can you make maps? Interested in gaining grant writing experience? Drop us a line!

We are always eager to find new ways to expand our website and are happy to provide opportunities for young people to gain experience or sharpen new skills. If you have an idea for how you could help Spheres of Influence, send us an email to info@spheresofinfluence.ca introducing yourself and your skills and we can try and fit you in somewhere.