SPRING/SUMMER 2024 CO-OP: Communications Co-op Student – Parks Canada Cape Breton Field Unit

  • Location: Louisbourg, NS
  • Deadline: January 29, 2024

Communications Co-op Student – Parks Canada Cape Breton Field Unit

Salary : between $16,99 and $25,52 depending on education and experience

Dates : May to August 2024, 37.5 hours/week, approximately 16 weeks

Location : Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. Hybrid work is possible with a minimum of 2 days in the office a week. Accommodations are not provided.


Job Description :

Interested in working in some of the most stunning natural and cultural environments in the

country? Do you want an internship that could turn into a lifelong career? Are you ready to take

on a variety of communication tools? Be part of Parks Canada’s Cape Breton Field Unit and join

our small, dynamic communications and marketing team!


You will support various promotions, outreach, media and communications activities at the

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and

Cape Breton Highlands National Park. We cover everything from moose to airplanes and time

travel to campgrounds, so we need someone who is able to adapt easily to different audiences.

We’re looking for someone with a keen graphic design eye, superior written and verbal

communication skills, and with the ability to coordinate events.


We offer various training and professional development opportunities, allowing you to enhance

your skills and advance your career. In the words of former Co-op Student Alyson Oliver:

“Despite me being nervous in the beginning of my time with Parks Canada, my supervisor’s

confidence and support in my abilities from the very first day never wavered. He took note of my

interests and the experiences I wanted to gain from my co-op work term. He gave me projects

that were in my wheelhouse as well as projects that pushed me to grow as a public relations


Not completely convinced yet? Here’s a little video to sway you in our direction: Find your career | Parks Canada.


Duties :

• Writing and editing communications materials including news releases, media requests, speeches and articles for various audiences;

• Creating promotional materials including brochures, newsletters, posters and creative social media and web content for various audiences;

• Supporting traditional and travel media visits, outreach events and promotional activitiesat our special places on Cape Breton Island;

• Conducting media monitoring summaries and evaluations to demonstrate the value of media relations activities.



• Ability to work with the public

• Ability to keep accurate records

• Ability to organize events

• Superior writing skills

• Knowledge of social media

• Knowledge of marketing trends and campaign development

• Knowledge of public relations principles

• English essential. Knowledge of French and/or Mi’kmaw an asset.


Notes :

• Please provide a resume, cover letter and 2 samples of writing: one for traditional media, and one for social media.

• Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

• Parks Canada is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, promoting equitable opportunities for all employees. We encourage women, Indigenous persons, persons with a disability and members of visible minority groups to self-identify in their application.

• Successful candidates must be able to work weekdays, weekends, and shift work.

• Successful candidates must be returning to full-time studies following the work term.

• This position may be posted elsewhere.

Supervisor Contact Information : Véronique Hotton, A/ Public Relations and Communications Officer, veronique.hotton@pc.gc.ca

Deadline to apply : January 29, 2024