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be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
Youth hired for a Canada Summer Job cannot displace or replace existing employees or volunteers, employees that have been laid-off and are awaiting recall, employees on vacation, employees on maternity or parental leave;
have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations;
International students are not eligible participants. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.
As part of the Research and Strategy team, we are looking for an intern to support the following types of studies and provide policy guidance on how to best move forward with results of the studies:
- Benchmarking Calgary’s competitiveness – Compare Calgary’s economy and cost competitiveness with other cities globally to determine where Calgary’s strengths lie and how to best market those strengths.
- Sector Analysis Studies – Analyze the size and scope of growing industry sectors in Calgary and provide recommendations on how best to assist their expansion.
- Policy research – Analyze policies that have been implemented globally which can drive economic growth for Calgary for each of its target sectors and synthesize and present findings and recommendations to senior management and other key stakeholders.
- Trade Missions – Identify target markets and companies for investment attraction and provide stakeholders (such as our Investment attraction team, Mayor’s office, local business, etc.) with information on these items and key selling points for expansion or relocation to Calgary.
The Research Analyst Intern will report directly to and work day to day under the supervision of the Director, Strategy who will provide guidance on a day to day basis. This individual will provide the intern with a framework on how performance will be assessed and a list of expected deliverables for the internship term. Progress on deliverables will be tracked and discussed through weekly meetings. At the midpoint and during the final week of the internship, the Director, Talent will hold meetings with the intern to provide them with an assessment on overall performance on the work achieved to date.
The Research Analyst Intern will report directly to and work closely with the Director, Strategy, who will act as the intern’s main mentor for the duration of the internship. The Director will train the intern and will guide them in terms of deliverables and research projects that are required. In addition, the intern will work closely with the rest of the Research & Strategy team and other staff from Calgary Economic Development who will provide them with guidance and input that will ensure they are able to perform at a high level and deliver work that is of value to Calgary Economic Development and it’s stakeholders.
The Research Analyst will learn how to efficiently and professionally communicate on behalf of the organization. They will be required to provide exceptional client services for key stakeholders, existing clients and potential clients when providing research and programming. They will also experience internal client service experience by providing internal briefings and assignments for management and other staff as required.
The intern will require strong teamwork skills during the internship, which will be developed further as the inter works and collaborates with their team and other Calgary Economic Development staff to complete research projects and overall company goals. They will work with small groups within the organization, as well as larger groups that may include public sector, key stakeholders, civic partners and the private sector.
Throughout the internship, the Research Analyst will develop written and oral communication skills as they will be required to regularly communicate with colleagues, clients and key stakeholders. They will also develop oral communication skills while attending meetings and events, learning to network and discuss the organization’s objectives.
The Research Analyst will develop digital skills in relation to online research databases, Office 365, Concur, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Customer Relationship Management Software and online reports.
Leadership and project management skills will be fortified during the internship through the management of research projects that will be assigned to the intern. A successful inter will also demonstrate initiative and take on responsibility for the completion of projects under their leadership.
Field of Study
The Internship is designed to prepare students and recent graduates for success in commercial, non-profit and public sectors of the Canadian and global economy, while engaging in their local community. The position teaches individuals about the management or performance of business operations and decision-making, goals and objectives. Public Administration/Policy – The internship prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, provincial and federal government and increasingly in nongovernmental organizations and not-for-profits. Similar to the business administration field, experience in public administration can focus on organization governance, finance, administration and policy research. Specifically the Research Analyst Intern will develop understanding around public policies and their potential impacts on the local and global economy.
Supporting Small Businesses
Through targeted economic research, the intern will assist the organization in supporting small business by, by advocating their interest with key stakeholders and government officials, promoting Calgary as a great place to do business and attracting talent and business investment.
Calgary Economic Development is a non-profit organization in Calgary Centre that provides programming and services for local business and individuals to increase economic prosperity for the whole community and address economic development issues, such as high unemployment.
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume by 8 am Friday June 5, 2020 in confidence at: https://calgaryeconomic.bamboohr.com/jobs/