The SDG Youth Ambassador – Event Coordination internship is a part-time, short-term contract opportunity for an individual who is passionate about social impact, technology, and community. This opportunity is an amazing way to develop your communication and business skills in a social enterprise context, work on interesting projects, and experience what working in a startup-like environment is all about. You want to work in an innovative environment with individuals, organizations and leaders committed to making a difference on causes they are passionate about. As part of the team, you are ready and committed to making sure that our programs and events are delivering the expected results and positive impact.
Duties and responsibilities
The SDG Youth Ambassador – Event Coordination is a vital team member in the delivery of SDG activities at the college, engaged in developing their relevant skills in a work-integrated learning environment, while also learning more about the SDGs and social entrepreneurship. Activities include initiatives led by the SDG Innovation Lab, such as boot camps, hack-a-thons, workshops, network and investor events, and incubation programs. The role reports to the Manager, Scale-up Programs and Services, Centre of Entrepreneurship and will undertake the following:
- Participate in the SDG Innovation Lab events planning process
- Coordinate event logistics, including virtual and in-person event details
- Support communication with SDG experts and leaders and outreach activities
Knowledge and skills
- Willingness to learn
- Basic knowledge of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their importance
- Relevant academic and/or work experience such as International Development, Business or Hospitality/Event Management Program studies, and event coordination experience. Marketing, communication, program coordination and community outreach experience are desirable.
- Knowledge and/or experience with relevant software, including MS Office and communications. Aptitude with online event coordination tools and social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram) is desirable.
- Good time management and organizational skills
- High degree of professionalism
- Attention to detail
- Self-motivated, responsible and resourceful
- Capacity to adapt to new situations and work schedules quickly
- Ability and willingness to work remotely
Any relevant post-secondary education (in progress or completed), with preference for studies in Hospitality/Event Management.
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.