Policy and Communications Analyst intern

Raincoast Conservation Foundation is seeking a summer student to assist in social policy research, communications, and website development. The position is suited to someone who has an interest in conservation and communications, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion policies. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in qualitative desk-based research, keen eye for detail, and an interest in advancing website development/management skills. Interest in supporting a team dedicated to advancing environmental protection is a must. The participant will gain experience in communications, workplace policy, and web development.

Wage and details 

Job Type: Full time 8 week term
Anticipated hours: 30-35 hours per week
Wage: $18/ hour 
Application deadline: May 23rd midnight
Start date: June 1st-June 15th, 2022

Position requirements

Funding for this position is provided through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. To be eligible, you must meet the following funding criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*,
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations,
  • access to a personal computer and reliable internet connection.

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. 

Desired skills & qualifications

  • Must be highly self-motivated and able to work both independently and as an effective team member of a fully remote organization.
  • Experience or interest in strengthening understanding and application of diversity, equity and inclusivity policies within the workplace.
  • Experience or interest in web development.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Comfortable reaching out to new people and forging new professional connections and relationships.
  • Experience in qualitative data management.
  • Strong policy research background, particularly as it pertains to the workplace.
  • Adaptable and comfortable working in a multifaceted role.

About Raincoast

Raincoast is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and community engagement to further our conservation objectives. We call this approach informed advocacy. As a charitable, non-profit conservation science organization that operates a research lab, research field station and a research/sailing vessel, we are unique in Canada.

Raincoast welcomes applications from all interested and qualified candidates. Our organization is the product of diverse visions and perspectives and we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. Raincoast is committed to fostering and maintaining a workplace culture that is inclusive and does not tolerate or accept discrimination or harassment.

How to apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to alex@raincoast.org.

Email applications with “Policy and Communications Analyst intern” in the subject line. Attach a single PDF file for your one-page cover letter and your resume – name it your first and last name (e.g. Mark Smith.pdf).

The cover letter should express why you are interested in this position and clearly outline how you meet the required qualifications. Your supporting resume should outline all relevant work experience and identify two references.

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

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