The student will be responsible to collect and map data on social enterprises serving the region including products and services and the relevant SDG goals in the mission of the organization. The student will identify specific opportunities on campus for social procurement through institutional purchasing (including through the students association). The student will also identify opportunities for engagement with the social enterprises for WIL opportunities in various College programs. The student will develop on-line communications for the College community and beyond on the potential impact of social procurement and the resulting impact on the SDGs.
Duties and responsibilities
- Collect and analyze available data sources.
- Develop on-line communications materials on social procurement.
- Engage with social enterprises and institutional stakeholders on the role of social procurement in advancing the SDGs.
Knowledge and skills
- Research, Data Collection and Analysis - Writing
- On-line Communications Skills - Reports/Social Media
- Interest in Social Innovation
- Leadership Skills or Capabilities
Must be a current FT Algonquin College student in the 2020/2021 academic year.
Students from a variety of programs would be considered including from the Business, Advertising, and Public Relations programs among others.
Qualified interns are:
- Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
- Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
- Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
- Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)
1Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.