The Brookfield Institute is seeking a summer communications interns to support a fast-paced and exciting research agenda. These roles will contribute to the Institute’s efforts to build a robust, data-driven picture of innovation and entrepreneurship trends in Canada, and to inform thoughtful public policies that enable Canadians – from different regions, sectors and backgrounds – to seize the opportunities and prepare for the risks in the shift to an innovation-driven economy.
Position Title: Communications Intern
Term: 2-4 months
Start/end date: Negotiable (May-September 2019)
Hours: 36.25 hours / week
As the Communications Intern, your role supports the dissemination and translation of the Brookfield Institute’s research by:
- Ensuring the ongoing support of the communications team in its accomplishment of key marketing and strategic communications objectives.
- Developing and maintaining relevant stakeholder engagement materials and lists.
- Providing operational support to internal clients (directors, project officers and researchers/work stream leads) and work streams on core communications, public relations and digital marketing initiatives.
- Provides operational expertise and support on the drafting, review and editing of digital content including newsletters, project
descriptions, powerpoint presentations, blogs, two-pagers, press releases and social media content (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).
- Assists in the management of important projects and timelines, including regular responsibilities ensuring the timely and effective delivery of operational communications services to BII+E’s talented research team.
- Generates regular media scans and lists for internal use, maintains our forward-looking editorial calendar.
- Develops, maintains and owns the ongoing development of new stakeholder lists for BII+E’s different research and communications objectives.
- Assists in the preparation of project information and statistics needed for proposals, presentation materials, and other communication products. May support the development of infographics and data visualizations.
- Currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in public policy, economics,
social science, business or another relevant field.
- Ability to work independently.
- An interest in issues relating to Canada’s innovation economy, entrepreneurship, and/or innovative approaches to policy development and service design.
- Proven ability to synthesize, gather and analyze complex information.
- Strong logical and critical reasoning skills.
- Computer proficiency, including experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint).
- Must be able to work legally work in Canada.
If you are interested, please submit your cover letter and resume here.