We’re Hiring: Media & Design Intern

We are currently looking to hire a Media & Design Intern through the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Career-Launcher Internships program. This is a paid full-time position starting as early as Nov. 16, 2020, and running until March 1, 2020. Remuneration will range from $15-$17/hour pending on final budget approval.

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Application deadline is Wednesday November 11, 2020 @ 5pm AST.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview to be held on Thursday November 12 or Friday November 13.

Applicants are encouraged from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in terms of ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation. BTS recognizes lived experience as a valuable and relevant source of knowledge and skills that can be transferable to the professional realm and as such we encourage applicants with a broad range of expertise to apply including those with relevant academic and/or non-academic backgrounds. Individuals with sound knowledge of and/or academic experience in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Journalism, or another relevant field may be well suited for this position.

As per CICan funding, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • 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

The Media & Design Intern will work in collaboration with colleagues. The candidate will be responsible for translating research from the team into clear visual educational tools which can be published to social media, shared with the BTS network, and beyond.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop illustrations, animations, videos, and other educational tools based on information synthesized from research and/or current events;
  • Remotely collaborate with colleagues to ensure optimal delivery and impact of information;
  • Create tools across different forms of social media and forms of dissemination;
  • Develop all graphics in accordance with BTS’s photograph and promotional guidelines;
  • Respond to feedback by creating revisions and future designs;
  • Remain informed of graphic trends;
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings with support staff;
  • Integrate well into the BTS team and its collective processes, supporting necessities that may arise; 
  • Assist with special projects as required.

Knowledge and skills

Required knowledge and skills:

  • Experienced using various software for image manipulation and video creation;
  • Experienced in graphic design;
  • Knowledge of various social media platforms;
  • Experience using graphics for online public engagement is an asset;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both in a self-directed manner and collaboratively in a small team;
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Experience working from an anti-oppression solidarity framework.

Desired knowledge and skills:

  • Experience working from a distance;
  • Good knowledge of BTS and/or experience with social justice movements;
  • Spanish language abilities.

Education required

BTS recognizes lived experience as a valuable and relevant source of knowledge and skills that can be transferable to the professional realm and as such we encourage applicants with a broad range of expertise to apply including those with relevant academic and non-academic backgrounds. Individuals with sound knowledge of and/or academic experience in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Journalism, or another relevant field may be well suited for this position.

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