Job posting: Research and Communications Intern at BioNB (SEED)

Apply by April 27, 2018 Jenn O'Donnell April 16, 2018

BioNB is looking to fill a summer internship. Students with NB SEED vouchers are encouraged to apply.

Summary

Bioscience, or biotechnology as it’s sometimes known, uses living things to develop useful products and processes. Add in the business component and you have the bioeconomy, which is a rapidly growing collision of sectors across the world. Entrepreneurs are creating opportunities to ensure our food security, improve our health and create a cleaner environment.

BioNB is the trusted bioscience authority in New Brunswick, Canada. The BioNB team works with start-ups, small businesses, growth stage companies and researchers to facilitate connections and inform on the support that’s available to new projects and partnerships in the bioeconomy. Through coaching, business development services, community and sector development, BioNB supports economic development opportunities in the province’s bioscience sector.

Job Description

The Intern will support the marketing and communication activities at BioNB, including the organization’s online presence and professional brand, content creation, and support for promotional activities at conferences and trade shows.

The Intern will also carry out research on special topics as required, including tracking of sector metrics and gathering market intelligence.

Ideally, The Intern has an interest in STEM fields and sustainable development.

The Intern must be able to manage multiple priorities at once. The position will require multi-tasking, and working with other team members as well as external contacts on several different projects simultaneously.

The Intern will participate in weekly team meetings where they will present their progress and receive guidance from the Executive Director and other team members.

This is an excellent opportunity for a student to learn how a small not-for-profit organization operates, including the use of online tools and data to create a substantial impact. Bioscience is a highly technical sector and effective communications are a crucial component of our work with public and private sector partners.

This internship opportunity will help a student develop essential workplace skills including critical thinking, working with others and computer literacy.

Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program in science, technology, engineering, business or arts and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year. Students must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
  • Proficiency with electronic tools including MS Office.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Experience doing research and writing reports.
  • Experience creating content and designing brochures, posters, websites, etc.
  • Experience with social media, graphic design tools, website content management, databases and/or HTML considered an asset.
  • Language: Bilingual in English and French considered an asset

 

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jodonnell@bionb.org by April 29, 2018. Your application should outline your career goals and demonstrate positive outcomes from your experience working within a collaborative team. This Intern position is funded by the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program. Applicants must have a NB SEED voucher.

 

Tentative Employment Date: May 7, 2018

Position Length: 10 weeks

Hours per Week: Full-time, weekdays. Some travel may be required. The intern may be required on occasion to attend events in the evening or on the weekend.

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