Summer Intern Opportunities

OUSA is excited to post two summer internships. Please see below for the Summer Research Intern, and Summer Advocacy & Communications Intern job postings.


 

JOB POSTING: SUMMER RESEARCH INTERN

DEADLINE: Sunday March 18th 2018, at 11:59PM.
POSITION:  Summer Research Intern
EMPLOYMENT TERM: 16 weeks from May 2nd  to August 28th, 2018
COMPENSATION: $15 per hour, 35 hours per week

OUSA is looking for a skilled and passionate intern to join our close-knit team for the summer. This opportunity is for students who have some knowledge of student issues and advocacy, but are eager to learn more.

Under the guidance of the Research & Policy Analysts, the Summer Research Intern will be working in a small and energetic office while engaging with complex policy topics, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, and contributing to OUSA’s publications. This internship offers the opportunity to develop research skills and explore personal research interests while learning about advocacy and public policy in Ontario.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be eligible for the internship, applicants must:

  • Currently be enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • Be returning to undergraduate studies for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Not have held a prior position with OUSA as a staff member or Director

REQUIREMENTS
The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have employment or academic experience with research methods and policy
  • Demonstrate an ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-based environment
  • Possess a keen interest in post-secondary education and Ontario politics, and demonstrate an appreciation for OUSA’s mandate and mission

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The OUSA Summer Research Intern will undertake special projects in the areas of research and policy, as well as support the OUSA home office team in the day-to-day operations of the organization. Reporting to the Research and Policy Analysts, the Summer Research Intern is responsible for:

  • Develop and carry out independent research and policy projects on topics designated by the organization, and supervised by the Research & Policy Analysts and Executive Director;
  • Revise and/or create updated issue briefings for the website;
  • Assist with the review, analysis and publication of data from the Ontario Post-Secondary Student Survey;
  • Author periodic blog updates on research findings on OUSA policy priorities;
  • Participate in, and support the planning of 3 summer conferences;
  • Revise, when required, facts and figures in standing policies of OUSA; and
  • Support the work of the Research & Policy Analysts and Executive Director in projects as required.

TO APPLY
Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to Sophie Helpard, Executive Director, at hr@ousa.ca.

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email. Initial interviews will be conducted on March 22nd. Candidates may apply for both OUSA Summer Intern roles, but will only participate in one interview.


JOB POSTING: SUMMER ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

DEADLINE: Sunday March 18th 2018, at 11:59PM.
POSITION:  Summer Advocacy & Communications Intern
EMPLOYMENT TERM: 16 weeks from May 2nd  to August 28th, 2018
COMPENSATION: $15 per hour, 35 hours per week

OUSA is looking for a skilled and passionate intern to join our close-knit team for the summer. This opportunity is for students who have some knowledge of student issues and advocacy, but are eager to learn more.

Under the guidance of the Executive Director and Operations & Communications Director, the Summer Advocacy & Communications Intern will be working in a small and energetic office while engaging with the preparation and follow-up of the 2018 Provincial election, the organization’s communications channels and projects, and contributing to OUSA’s advocacy resources. This internship offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge of advocacy and communications, and explore personal interests while learning about the government of Ontario.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be eligible for the internship, applicants must:

  • Currently be enrolled as an undergraduate student 
  • Be returning to undergraduate studies for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Not have held a prior position with OUSA as a staff member or Director

REQUIREMENTS
The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a working knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Experience with InDesign, Nationbuilder and/or Photoshop an asset
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have employment or academic experience with public relations, design, or public affairs
  • Demonstrate an ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-based environment
  • Possess a keen interest in post-secondary education and Ontario politics, and demonstrate an appreciation for OUSA’s mandate and mission

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The OUSA Summer Advocacy & Communications Intern will undertake special projects in the areas of advocacy and communications, as well as support the OUSA home office team in the day-to-day operations of the organization. Reporting to the Executive Director and the Operations & Communications Director, the Summer Advocacy & Communications Intern is responsible for:

  • Assist with the preparation of communications materials such as graphics, publications, and photos;
  • Produce content for OUSA social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram;
  • Prepare for OUSA’s annual campaigns and assist in the execution of the 2018 election campaign;
  • Coordinate the completion and release of OUSA’s Annual Plan, including annual advocacy priorities;
  • Participate in, and support the planning of 3 summer conferences;
  • Update internal advocacy resources based on the election; and
  • Support the work of the Operations & Communications Director and Executive Director in projects as required.

TO APPLY
Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to Sophie Helpard, Executive Director, at hr@ousa.ca.

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email. Initial interviews will be conducted on March 23rd. Candidates may apply for both OUSA Summer Intern roles, but will only participate in one interview.


The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) represents the interests of approximately 150,000 professional and undergraduate, full-time and part-time university students at eight student associations across Ontario. OUSA is run by a Steering Committee made up of elected student representatives from each of our member associations. Day-to-day activities are carried out by four full-time office staff. For more information, please visit our website at www.ousa.ca.