Overview

Canadian Federation of Independent Business Internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Internship in Calgary, AB

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Branch Calgary AB CA

Position:
Internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship
Location:
Calgary, AB

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit advocacy group representing the interests of 109,000 small and medium…

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit advocacy group representing the interests of 109,000 small and medium-sized businesses in Canada for more than 40 years. It was born in reaction to a piece of public policy that, at the time, would have been devastating to the Canadian independent business sector.
In conjunction with Scotiabank, we are offering a four-month Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Internship in our Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton offices (eight positions). The positions will run from early May to late August.

CFIB has taken great care in developing a Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Intern Program that will not only advance our small business members’ priorities, but will also provide a meaningful and enriching opportunity for the intern.

Scope of Responsibility :
Reporting to the local senior analyst, you will be responsible for the research, analysis and writing of a specific project relevant to our small business members. The project has been pre-selected based on its compatibility with the Intern Program and CFIB’s legislative agenda. We strongly encourage interested candidates to check out our research and advocacy work at www.cfib.ca . At the end of four months, the project may be considered a component of CFIB’s public advocacy work on these issues.

Highlights of Responsibilities :
In consultation with and direction from the local senior analyst, you will:
Refine the project plan and develop weekly completion targets
Meet agreed upon weekly completion targets
Gather relevant data from CFIB member surveys, government and other sources
Analyze data and write draft final report
Work collaboratively with other CFIB Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Intern and CFIB colleagues across Canada
Provide research assistance on other small business issues, as necessary
Provide office administrative help and assist small business members, as necessary

Qualifications :Candidates must possess:
Desire to learn more about the small business sector and its role in the Canadian economy
Interest in government relations/politics/public policy
Strong research skills to undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis, check sources and facts, and develop key arguments
Superior written communication skills
Commitment to accuracy and thoroughness
Expertise in word processing, spreadsheets and graphs
Proven ability to work interdependently in a collaborative environment with colleagues in a small office environment
Ability to step in to help keep the office running (answer phone, administrative tasks), if necessary
Good interpersonal skills
Objectivity and non-partisanship

Notes :
Both active students and recent graduates of relevant post secondary education are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those students able to complete the internship without interruptions.

Remuneration:
$2,000/month gross (paid bi-weekly, less statutory deductions)

Writing sample:
This application process requires a sample of written work you have completed. The writing sample should be a brief example of your research and writing abilities. The sample does not necessarily have to be related to small business issues. For example, you may want to use a portion of a paper that you submitted for a school course. Please keep your writing sample to two pages. If needed, further samples may be requested from short-listed candidates.

All applications will be acknowledged; however, please note that only those applicants that meet the criteria will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline :
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 6, 2015. All available Internship positions are listed on our Careers website. Apply online today!

Note: CFIB will be reviewing applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to apply early.

Please ensure to apply for the job posted in the location of your choice and indicate in your cover letter, which city you are applying for. If you would like to learn more about the CFIB Internship Program, visit our website at cfib.ca/careers .

While we will consider applicants until March 6, 2015, applications will be reviewed as they come in.

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Employment Type: Internship
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-01-28
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