We're Hiring: Communications Intern

Position Profile

Position: Communications Intern
Reporting to: Executive Director
Organization Status: Full-time, 12 weeks
Compensation: $17.50/ hour
Posted: May 8th, 2024
Closing: May 22nd, 2024
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 Communications Assistant will support a variety of communications and engagement projects related to students and post-secondary education. Working in a small, dynamic team, the Communications Intern will be able to promote CASA’s objectives and upholding its public image through a variety of activities, including: developing communications strategies, creating written and multimedia content, engaging in media relations, and managing the organization’s websites and social media accounts. The position will require the regular completion of writing and graphic projects for both internal and external audiences in both official languages. The Communications Assistant will also be expected to support CASA’s advocacy efforts. 



  • 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 Skills and 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



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 organizational needs by supporting the renewal of templates and guides for presentations and graphics
  • Help organize files, communications materials and other items around CASA’s office in Ottawa


Additional Responsibilities (15%)

  • Participate in conference planning 
  • Participate in CASA’s communications and advocacy efforts
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director


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


Your application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Short Writing Sample and/or Graphic Design Portfolio

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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