Canada West Foundation Communications intern Internship in Calgary, AB

Canada West Foundation

Branch Calgary AB CA

Communications intern
Calgary, AB

Writing and editing a range of material, including:. Strong writing and editing skills – plain language is key….

*Applicants must be eligible under the Alberta Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) program.

At the Canada West Foundation, we believe in doing work that matters to the West, and all of Canada. To do this, we need to communicate big ideas in a simple way. We are looking for a driven communications intern to join our fast-paced team. The successful candidate will be part news junky, part policy wonk – happy diving into a complex research paper, creating a perfect spreadsheet and crafting an excellent tweet. Critical thinking and superior organizational skills are a must. You will provide overall assistance for tracking and co-ordinating engagement efforts, including stakeholder mapping and managing contact databases. You will also have the opportunity to draft news releases, update online content, assist in the production of videos and podcasts, keep track of our impact and provide research assistance.

Organization: Canada West Foundation

Organization profile: Non-partisan, evidence-based public policy research with emphasis on issues facing the West, and Canada as a whole, at home and on the global stage.

Work term: May to mid-August

Job location: Calgary, AB

Position title: Communications intern

Description of duties

Intern will assist the communications team with duties including:

· Writing and editing a range of material, including: news releases, op-eds, newsletters, blog posts

· Administrative tasks – stakeholder mapping, archiving, database management

· Reporting and tracking impact

· Website management

· Social media posting, monitoring and responding

· Provide research assistance where applicable

Skills and competencies requirements

· Strong writing and editing skills – plain language is key

· Organization/time management

· Attention to detail

· Critical thinking

· Knowledge of WordPress CMS, SEO, CP style, InDesign, Photoshop, audio/video production considered assets

Knowledge qualifications

Enrolled in a degree or diploma program in public relations, journalism, communications or a related field. ( Must reside and/or attend school in Alberta – see STEP eligibility requirements )

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples


April 2, 2018

Job Type: Internship

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Internship
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-03-16
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