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BII+E Communications Internship Opportunity 2019

The Brookfield Institute is seeking a summer communications intern to support a fast-paced and exciting research agenda
BII+E Communications Internship Opportunity 2019
Michelle Park
Projects Officer
December 3, 2018
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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)
Compensation: Paid
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.

Key responsibilities

  • 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.


Michelle Park
Projects Officer
December 3, 2018
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