Project Agent at Access Online Digital Security Help Desk

Internship Opportunity

Location: Tunis, Tunisia


Host organisation: Access Now


Access Now defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world.


Required skills: The candidate must have a technical diploma or university degree in a field related to journalism, media, communication, ICT or any other relevant training. He or she must speak English and have good writing skills.


Support the Access Now computer security support platform in Tunis:


  • Assess the needs of the Human Rights defenders targeted by Access Now.
  • Help the team respond to digital emergencies affecting human rights defenders.
  • Document incidents.
  • Produce reports on the state of cybersecurity for human rights defenders in Tunisia and in the region.


Other prerequisites: All trainees must complete the training program before their stay abroad. Alternatives will cover the travel and accommodation costs of interns living outside of the Montreal area.

Length of stay abroad: 6 months

Pre-departure training: July 2019

Expected date of departure: August 2019


To be eligible for the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), the candidate must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have a post-secondary diploma and have obtained a degree or diploma from a university, college, post-secondary technology school, post-secondary institute or CEGEP (general education college and professional in Quebec);
  • Be between the ages of 19 to 30 when the final selection is made (when the contracts between the trainee and Alternatives are signed);
  • Have never participated in the IYIP.


To apply, fill out the form below.

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