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Posted on April 1, 2015

Summer Student Internship Program – DEADLINE EXTENDED

This summer, the Young Liberals of Canada 2015 Summer Student Internship Program will be available in Edmonton and in Calgary.

The Summer Internship Program serves to strengthen and develop skill sets for young political activists. Summer interns will have a unique chance to discover more about the way a political party operates and what they can do to develop their community through political involvement.

Interns will obtain a unique hands-on experience by working with staff and in the community, while building a valuable professional network. They will have opportunities to participate in, and helping to organize, community outreach.

This is a paid internship, and salary will be discussed during the interview. Eligible applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 26. The program will run from May through August.

To submit your application, please e-mail it to alberta@liberal.ca by 5 PM MT on Tuesday, April 7.

Applications should include:
1) Resumé (1 page preferred)
2) A cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a good candidate for this program.

These should include your educational background and previous relevant experience.

 

Matt Grant Campaign – Community Liaison

The Matt Grant Campaign for the Federal riding of Calgary Confederation is seeking a personable, energetic self-starter with an interest in becoming a key member of a dynamic Calgary campaign team. The successful candidate will have extensive contact with the candidate and the campaign’s executive team, and will gain invaluable experience in a leading federal political campaign.

The Role: Full-time contract position commencing approximately May 1, 2015, ending shortly after completion of the 2015 Federal Election (expected October 19, 2015). Part-time work in advance of May 1 may be available to the successful candidate.

Compensation: To be negotiated.

Expected hours: Generally, “work week” will be from Thursday to Monday, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off. Hours will generally be 11am to 8pm. *Note – these hours reflect the significant community engagement required in this job, and the need to coordinate your schedule with times of best accessibility to constituents and supporters.

Duties and Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities of the Community Liaison include:

  • Doorknocking, independently and with the candidate
  • Assisting in managing the campaign headquarters
  • Engaging and coordinating volunteers
  • Accompanying candidate to community events
  • Managing data (ex. campaign supporter lists)
  • Updating the website and the campaign’s social media feeds
  • Managing electronic and mail communications
  • Pitching in and helping out where the need arises

Competencies and Characteristics: The following skills and interpersonal characteristics are desired:

  • Strong people skills – comfortable dealing with new people and putting them at ease
  • Highly organized – able to prioritize and track a wide range of to dos
  • Ability to independently manage your time
  • IT competency, specifically with Microsoft Office Suite products, and the capacity to learn new software (in particular, Liberalist)
  • Social media competency (campaign currently uses Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Current drivers licence (to assist with transport of candidate to events)

Resumes should be emailed to the Matt Grant Campaign at info@ourconfederation.ca Attn: Kate Fischer and Heather McRae.

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