The Brookfield Institute is seeking a summer research intern 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: Research Intern
Term: 2-4 months
Start/end date: Negotiable (May-September 2019)
Hours: 36.25 hours / week
This role could include supporting research for any of our four work streams:
- Skills for an Innovation-Driven Economy: This work stream seeks to understand future skill demands across Canada, while helping companies and people gain the skills they need to thrive in an innovation-driven economy.
- AI + Society: This work stream seeks to understand the impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI), demystify core AI capabilities and identify new ways of using advances in AI to improve government and promote public interest.
- An Innovative + Inclusive Economy: This work stream examines the distribution of risks and benefits in Canada’s innovation economy and explores how to improve equity and broaden participation.
- Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: This work stream studies, monitors and evaluates the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem across Canada to better understand the areas of growth and opportunity.
- Supports qualitative and/or quantitative research and analysis by conducting literature reviews; carrying out jurisdictional scans; analyzing public policies and programs; encoding, cleaning and organizing data and supporting stakeholder interviews, roundtables or other consultations.
- Contributes to writing internal and externally-facing documents in a clear and accessible format, including reports, discussion papers, powerpoint presentations and blog posts.
- 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.
- Provides general administrative support to the team, such as organizing meeting logistics, scheduling interviews and events logistics.
- 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.
- Exceptional writing and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work independently, and with a team.
- Strong logical reasoning and intellectual curiosity.
- An interest in issues relating to Canada’s innovation economy, entrepreneurship, and/or innovative approaches to policy development and service design.
- Proven ability to gather, synthesize and analyze information from a variety of sources.
- Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.
- Computer proficiency, including in the use of the Microsoft Office and Google suites of products.
- Must be able to work legally work in Canada.
If you are interested or would like to hear more about this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume here