WINTER 2023 CO-OP: Marketing and Communications Intern, – CB Partnership – Sydney, NS

  • Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: November 30, 2022

Marketing and Communications Intern,

Cape Breton Partnership


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 about 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, interviews, media releases, newsletters, editorial, social media, website, annual reports, community presentations, events and webinars);
  • 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;
  • Create, maintain, and evaluate new and existing marketing and communications materials and activities related to print and digital advertising, social media, websites, email marketing, and public relations;
  • Assist with the coordination, writing, and distribution of the Partnership’s multiple electronic newsletters;
  • Be able to confidently take dense, process-driven content and communicate it to non-subject matter experts;
  • 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 media event set-up and 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;
  • Have strong writing, editing, content management, and communication experience;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Are friendly, professional, enthusiastic, and enjoy hard work;
  • Are very organized and manage your time well;
  • Can juggle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously;
  • Can work both as part of a team and independently;
  • Can take direction and initiative as needed;
  • Are a great writer and editor;
  • Are a wizard at Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (bonus points for Canva experience);
  • Have a valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle; and
  • Are able to work flexible hours as needed.

Nice-to-have skills and qualifications:

  • Have prior public relations/communications and marketing experience;
  • Knowledge of Social media platforms, Canva, Sketch, Powerpoint, and other digital tools an asset;
  • Business-related social media experience is an asset;
  • Knowledge of social media and website 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 work with a dynamic team of professionals across a variety of disciplines;
  • Details for planning a successful event; and
  • How to draft and update social media and website content.


January 9 to May 5, 2023 (16 weeks)


$15 per hour + 4% vacation pay


Sydney, Nova Scotia

To Apply

Please forward a cover letter and resume to with the subject line: Marketing and Communications Intern Application