Summer 2023 Co-op – Marketing and Communications Student – Cape Breton Partnership – Syndey, NS

  • Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: March 12, 2023

Marketing and Communications Summer Student


The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our Island as a great place to live, work, and invest; growing and celebrating a culture that values creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed.  The Cape Breton Partnership and its team are passionate about Cape Breton – Unama’ki and its future.

The Cape Breton Partnership team live and work in a number of communities across Cape Breton – Unama’ki, forming strong connections with every corner of the Island and connecting the local business community with the resources and support needed to succeed. This gives us a unique advantage – an Island-wide perspective on economic development. We bring this perspective into everything we do, and we want you to be a part of it.

We are looking to hire a dynamic and multi-talented Marketing and Communications Intern who will support the Partnership’s initiatives and activities related to internal and external communications, as well as assist with the development and implementation of a broad range of communication and marketing strategies that support the organization and its stakeholders.

In this position, you will be given the opportunity to develop your writing, communications and marketing coordination skills, and essential communication planning skills, while being a key part of a dynamic, fast-paced team.

The Job

Reporting to the Communications and Events Coordinator, the Marketing and Communications Intern is responsible for supporting and assisting the communications and marketing functions of the Cape Breton Partnership’s various initiatives and programs.


  • Identify and deploy public relations strategies, including developing a wide variety of content and tools tailored to various audiences (i.e. ads, media releases, newsletters, social media, and events);
  • Assist with the development of communications plans for various internal initiatives;
  • Research, write, and edit clear, concise, and engaging copy with minimal required edits/revisions while taking into consideration the organization’s tone and voice;
  • Create, maintain, and evaluate new and existing marketing and communications materials and activities related to print and digital advertising, social media, email marketing, and public relations;
  • Assist with the coordination, writing, and distribution of the Partnership’s multiple electronic newsletters;
  • Assist with the planning and execution of Partnership events;
  • Create and design graphics that accompany social media channels and newsletter copy;
  • Provide general administrative support to the Communications and Marketing Department, including photocopying, filing, responding to and/or directing correspondence to staff including email, meeting minutes, or event coordination;
  • Monitor mainstream media and social media channels for timely news and information;
  • Attend weekly communications/marketing staff meetings; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Must-have skills and qualifications:

  • Have or working towards earning a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Marketing/Communications, a Bachelor of Public Relations, or a similar educational program’s equivalent;
  • Strong attention to detail and content management skills;
  • Strong English communication skills (verbal/written);
  • Are friendly, professional, optimistic, and enjoy hard work;
  • Strong organization and time management skills;
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to take direction and initiative as needed;

Nice-to-have skills and qualifications:

  • Prior public relations/communications and marketing experience;
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and scheduling tools, Canva, Mailchimp, Microsoft Office, and other digital tools;
  • Knowledge of social media trends and analytics; and
  • Experience with Slack, Eventbrite, and/or other project management and business related tools and software.

Students will learn:

  • How to create communications, marketing, and media materials and collateral;
  • How to successfully plan and execute events;
  • How to work with a dynamic team of professionals across a variety of disciplines;
  • How to draft and update social media content; and
  • Graphic design fundamentals

Working Conditions:

  • Monday-Friday in an office environment with the option to work from home 2 days a week, provided you have a strong and reliable internet connection and can maintain confidentiality.
    • Flexibility in remote working or multi-site office locations may be available depending on the successful candidate’s proximity to our established office locations in Port Hawkesbury, Arichat, Port Hood, Baddeck, and Sydney.
  • Frequent sitting or standing while using a computer is required.
  • Flexibility in working hours is required as some work will happen outside of regular hours.
  • You may be required to travel frequently throughout the Island to fulfil the duties of this role.
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle is required.


May 1 to August 11, 2023 (16 weeks)


$17.5 per hour + 4% vacation pay

To Apply

Please forward a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document to with the subject line: Marketing and Communications Summer Student Application, YOUR NAME.

This opportunity is open until filled; candidates selected for an interview will be contacted on an ongoing basis.