INTERNSHIP: IT Research and Policy Analyst Intern (Winter 2024)

Information Technology (IT) Department.

 IT Research and Policy Analyst Intern (Winter 2024 Opportunity)

Location: Cape Breton University, Sydney NS.

Do you want to gain hands-on experience that could help kickstart your career?

Does a job with real responsibilities and making meaningful contributions interest you?

Then please, keep reading!

The CBU IT Department under the leadership of the Chief Information Officer is a looking for a Research and Policy Analyst to join our team. The key objectives of this role will focus on researching new policies and revamping existing one. Specifically,

  • Research and analyze standard IT policies across higher ed institutions within Canada and draft policies for CBU.
  • Analyze CBU’s and comparable institutions software spending over the last 5 years to spot patterns and forecast future expenses based on growth and industry trends.
  • Conduct a detailed investigation into cloud and on-premise server infrastructure, offering comprehensive guidelines for each, considering scalability, security and cost- effectiveness.
  • Research prevalent IT policies in Canadian higher education institutions, distilling key elements and tailoring them to suit CBU’s specific requirements.
  • Document policies in a format easily understood by all stakeholders.

If you are looking for hands-on, real-world experience in a supportive, fast paced environment, this opportunity is the challenge for you.  A work term here will provide you with an experience that will stretch your abilities, build your curiosity, and grow your resume in a way that is unique.  Focusing on the goal of adding value through information technology, you will learn how to ask the right questions, build professional relationships, and drive solutions.


  • Currently enrolled in CBU’s Business Analytics Post baccalaureate program.
  • Prior experience in research, project and data management, software or business analytics.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.)
  • Desire to problem solve and work with others to map out processes to pinpoint improvements
  • Proficiency in written and verbal English communication
  • Curiosity, drive for excellence and deep interest in technology

What you will gain:  

  • Experience in translating business problems and opportunities into technical solutions through working in a team environment acting as the liaison between the business and development
  • Exposure to various business areas and their respective responsibilities, processes, etc.
  • Job shadowing opportunities and establishment of mentor relationships
  • Successful application of business analyst tools, such as business process mapping, project charters, requirement gathering, etc.
  • Training and experience in multiple industry technologies, including but not limited to: Tableau, Sharepoint, Clarity, and Azure DevOps.

Interested candidates can send their cover letter and resume to

We appreciate your interest in the position! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.