Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Internship - Arts Work Experience (AWE)

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Posted 08-Feb-2017

Application Deadline

21-Feb-2017

Position Start Date

May 2017

Position End Date

August 2017

Minimum Education Required

Some Post-Secondary

Area(s) of Study

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Duration and Term

  • Summer -- Full Time
  • Internship -- Full Time

Job Status

Closed
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Job Description

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit advocacy group representing the interests of 109,000 small and medium-sized businesses in Canada for more than 45 years.  It was born in reaction to a piece of public policy that, at the time, would have been devastating to the Canadian independent business sector.

 

In conjunction with Scotiabank, we are offering a four-month Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Internship in our Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Toronto and Ottawa offices (six positions). The positions will run from early May to late August.

 

CFIB has taken great care in developing a Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Intern Program that will not only advance our small business members’ priorities, but will also provide a meaningful and enriching opportunity for the intern.

 

Scope of Responsibility:

Reporting to the local policy analyst, you will be responsible for the research, analysis and writing of a specific project relevant to our small business members. The project has been pre-selected based on its compatibility with the Intern Program and CFIB’s legislative agenda. We strongly encourage interested candidates to check out our research and advocacy work at www.cfib.ca.   At the end of four months, the project may be considered a component of CFIB’s public advocacy work on these issues.

 

Highlights of Responsibilities:

In consultation with and direction from the local senior analyst, you will:

  • Refine the project plan and develop weekly completion targets
  • Meet agreed upon weekly completion targets
  • Gather relevant data from CFIB member surveys, government and other sources
  • Analyze data and write draft final report
  • Work collaboratively with other CFIB Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Intern and CFIB colleagues across Canada
  • Provide research assistance on other small business issues, as necessary
  • Provide office administrative help and assist small business members, as necessary

Remuneration:

$2,500/month gross (paid bi-weekly, less statutory deductions)

Qualifications

Candidates must possess:

  • Desire to learn more about the small business sector and its role in the Canadian economy
  • Interest in government relations/politics/public policy
  • Strong research skills to undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis, check sources and facts, and develop key arguments
  • Superior written communication skills
  • Commitment to accuracy and thoroughness
  • Expertise in word processing, spreadsheets and graphs
  • Proven ability to work interdependently in a collaborative environment with colleagues in a small office environment
  • Ability to step in to help keep the office running (answer phone, administrative tasks), if necessary
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Objectivity and non-partisanship

Note: Preference will be given to those students able to complete the internship without interruptions.

 

Writing sample:

This application process requires a sample of written work you have completed.  The writing sample should be a brief example of your research and writing abilities. The sample does not necessarily have to be related to small business issues. For example, you may want to use a portion of a paper that you submitted for a school course. Please keep your writing sample to two pages. If needed, further samples may be requested from short-listed candidates.

 

All applications will be acknowledged; however, please note that only those applicants that meet the criteria will be contacted for an interview.

 

Deadline:

All available Internship positions are listed on our Careers website. Apply online today!

 

Note: CFIB will be reviewing applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to apply early.

 

Please ensure to apply for the job posted in the location of your choice and indicate in your cover letter, which city you are applying for. If you would like to learn more about the CFIB Internship Program, visit our website at cfib.ca/careers.

Locations

  • Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Toronto and Ottawa offices

Additional Information

Application Instructions (Detailed):

Writing sample:

This application process requires a sample of written work you have completed.  The writing sample should be a brief example of your research and writing abilities. The sample does not necessarily have to be related to small business issues. For example, you may want to use a portion of a paper that you submitted for a school course. Please keep your writing sample to two pages. If needed, further samples may be requested from short-listed candidates.

 

All applications will be acknowledged; however, please note that only those applicants that meet the criteria will be contacted for an interview.

 

Deadline:

The deadline to apply is March 6, 2017. All available Internship positions are listed on our Careers website. Apply online today!

 

Note: CFIB will be reviewing applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to apply early.

 

Please ensure to apply for the job posted in the location of your choice and indicate in your cover letter, which city you are applying for. If you would like to learn more about the CFIB Internship Program, visit our website at cfib.ca/careers.

Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.
  • Writing Sample (Please review Additional Application Instructions Above)

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.