Student Hiring – 2019

The Business/Higher Education Roundtable is looking to hire a student for the fall of 2019. 


Are you a college or university student looking for a co-op, internship or placement position? If so, read the job posting below for more information on how to apply to BHERs student position.


About BHER:

Launched in 2015 by the Business Council of Canada, the Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) represents some of Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions. BHER harnesses the strengths of some of Canada’s top businesses, universities and colleges to deepen collaboration and improve opportunities for young Canadians. Learn more at


About the role:

Policy, Communications, and Business Development.

General Information: The Business/Higher Education Roundtable is looking for a co-op student to support the research and communications agenda of a fast-paced, growing organization. This important role will help build BHER’s robust, data-driven picture of the intersection of talent, skills and Canada’s economic future, as well as help communicate our ideas on how Canada can navigate the changing world of work.

As a member of the BHER team, you will work directly with BHER’s executive director to deliver on major initiatives, including research projects, policy development and communications. Creativity, an understanding of complex policy issues, communication skills and a passion for post-secondary education and the future of Canada’s workforce are the most important factors in a successful candidate.

Term: Flexible (8 months or more preferred)

Start/end date: September 2019 (Day 1 negotiable)

Compensation: Paid

Hours: Full-time; business hours. Some travel may be required.

Location: Ottawa or Toronto (Flexible)


  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a post-secondary institution. Ideally, applicants would be part of a work-integrated learning program.
  • Exceptional volunteer, campus or community service experience.
  • Public speaking, debate, media, or writing (blogs, op-eds) experience valuable.
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada.


  • Proven ability to gather, analyze and explain complex information.
  • Strong logical and critical reasoning skills.
  • Creative thinker able to see links between policy areas.
  • Basic understanding of economics
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Computer proficiency, including experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint).


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


  • Research: Supports qualitative and/or quantitative research and analysis through analyzing public policies and programs, tracking federal and provincial policies and doing research on issues related to Canada’s skills and talent environment.
  • Project management: Help support BHER’s growth and development, including through research projects, stakeholder consultations, and internal operations.
  • Communications: Help draft social media, speeches and op-eds. Assist in preparation of project information and statistics needed for proposals, presentation materials, and other communication products.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Isabelle Duchaine at before July 8th at 4pm E.T.