Communications and Research Intern (1)


The Business + Higher Education Roundtable is looking for an intern to support the communications and research agenda of a fast-paced, growing organization. 

This position will work directly with members of the communications and Work-Integrated Learning team at BHER, supporting the team members as they work to deliver on their mandate from the federal government. Creativity, strong communication skills, an ability to communicate with various audiences, and a passion for post-secondary education and the future of Canada’s workforce are the most important factors in a successful candidate. 

There is one (1) Communications and Research Intern position available. 


Forty hours per week, with some weekend and evening requirements. Some travel may be required. Length of term is from September 2020 to August 2021 (12 months) with a negotiable start and end date.


  • Comparable to the pay scale for the Government of Canada employees per year 
  • A key role in a leading growing organization with a committed focus on employee professional development


Remote start, with preference for in-person work in Ottawa when it is safe to return to the office. 


July 9, 2020 at 4 p.m. EST. 


  • Communications: Support the communications lead on managing key communications plans and priorities. This includes drafting social media content, website content and other communications materials, as required.
  • Project Management: Support BHER’s growth and development by providing assistance on vendor communications, project direction and by supporting marketing and promotion projects.
  • Research: Supports qualitative and/or quantitative research and analysis for BHER’s WIL strategies. This could include working with partnerships, product development, events, and more. These tasks could include but are not limited to the following: Analyzing public policies and programs, engaging with research from partner organizations, and conducting  research on issues related to Canada’s work-integrated learning environment.
  • Organizational Support: Assist the BHER team in other priorities as required. The ability to be flexible and pivot priorities quickly is recommended.




  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution in an undergraduate program. Being enrolled in communications, marketing or another related field is an asset. 
  • Exceptional volunteer, campus, or community service experience.
  • Public speaking, social media, marketing, and writing (blogs, op-eds) experience is considered valuable. 
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada. 


  • Proven ability to gather, analyze, and explain complex information. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, a passion for writing long- and short-copy and an ability to communicate with various audiences. 
  • Creative thinker, with communications and marketing skills. 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. 
  • Computer proficiency, including experience using Microsoft Office and G Suite. 


  • Interested in a career in public policy, government, or the not-for-profit sector. 
  • A passion for issues relating to Canadian business, innovation, and/or post-secondary education. 
  • Interested in communications, project management and stakeholder engagement. 

Beneficial Skills

  • Proficiency in French. 
  • Familiarity with Adobe Suite, digital marketing, copy writing, social media and social media tools (e.g., Facebook Ads Manager), and graphic design. 
  • Knowledge of the work-integrated learning, experiential learning, and/or co-op ecosystem. 



The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization bringing together some of Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions. Since 2015, BHER has worked to harness the strengths of Canada’s business and post-secondary education sectors to build opportunities for young Canadians, boost innovation and drive collaboration. Learn more at


Submit your cover letter and resume to by July 9, 2020 at 4 p.m. EST.