Position: Summer Communications Intern
Reporting to: Executive Director
Organization Status: Full-time, 10 weeks
Compensation: $17.50/ hour
Posted: May 9th, 2022
Closing: May 23rd, 2022
Applications must include: Cover letter, resume, short writing sample
Submit application to: [email protected]

Who We Are
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is a not-for-profit organization, composed of 23 student associations representing the interests of 275,000 students to the federal government of Canada. CASA advocates to make textbooks more affordable, reduce student debt, create valuable work opportunities, provide students with mental health support , support student research, and much more. This is all done with the goal of establishing a post-secondary education system in Canada that is accessible, affordable, innovative and of the highest quality.

Position Profile
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Summer Research Intern will support a variety of policy and research projects related to students and post-secondary education. The position will require the regular completion of research tasks and a variety of writing projects for both internal and external audiences. The Summer Research Intern will be responsible for the completion of a research report on a determined subject. The Summer Research Intern will also be expected to support CASA’s advocacy and communications efforts over the summer months

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) in both English and French
  • Pursuing a post-secondary degree or certificate
  • General understanding of government and politics in Canada 
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to use the Mac OS, Google Drive
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Familiarity with and understanding of social media
  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Asset Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro
  • Graphic design, video editing, photography, or other multimedia content generation skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, Google Drive, and Mac OS
  • Experience with website content management platforms (i.e. Wordpress and/or NationBuilder)
  • Experience managing social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • An understanding of the role the federal government plays in post-secondary education
  • Past involvement in student government and knowledge of how student governments operate
  • An interest and understanding of Canadian politics

Responsibilities:

Communications Writing and Social Media (70%)

  • Assist in drafting of social media plans, and content, in support of the Executive Director and Member Relations Officer, in both official languages
  • Assist CASA in preparation of communications materials
  • Provide communications support to CASA’s staff and membership
  • Help develop CASA’s communications strategies, creating written and multimedia content, and engaging in media relations
  • Manage CASA’s websites and social media accounts
  • Provide writing support for social media, public relations materials, presentations, government briefing packages, reports, and other CASA publications

Office Maintenance (15%)

  • Contribute to CASA’s resource base through the ongoing identification of useful and relevant PSE materials
  • Help organize files and research materials

Additional Responsibilities (15%)

  • Participate in conference planning
  • Participate in CASA’s communications and advocacy efforts
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Policy and Research Analyst

Applicants who are screened in will be invited to complete a written assignment.


Your application must include:
Cover letter
Resume
Short Writing Sample

CASA is committed to employment equity and diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. This includes women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation, and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. CASA also offers accommodations throughout the recruitment process, as needed. If you have accommodation needs at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible.

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The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations advocates for better post-secondary education and aims to improve the lives of students. L'Alliance canadienne des associations étudiantes défend les intérêts des étudiant(e)s.
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