CO-OP: Communications Intern



U SPORTS is the national brand for University Sports in Canada. Every year, over 14,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships.


The objective of the U SPORTS Internship program is to provide students currently enrolled in collegiate / university programs with concrete experience of what it is like to work in the Canadian sport industry. Students will get hands on experience working in the different sectors of U SPORTS. Opportunities to complete challenging, yet rewarding assignments will be provided. It is the goal of the National Office that once students complete their internships, they leave with a better understanding of Collegiate Sport in Canada, develop the necessary skills to work in the industry, and feel as though they have left their mark on the U SPORTS organization.


• Working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations,
Journalism, Professional Communications, Strategic Communications or related
undergraduate programs
• Knowledge of Football (U SPORTS and CFL especially), – is an asset
• Understanding of sport statistics is an asset
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Initiative and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Strong team player with ability to work independently
• Quick study and willingness to learn
• Bilingualism (reading and writing) is preferred
• Travel may be required


• Creating and curating of traditional and new media content
• Create original digital content (Written, photo, video, and audio)
• Managing of relationships within U SPORTS institutions, media and influencers
• Planning and execution of national communications strategy
• Managing of current and past communications database
• Creating and editing media reports

Application Details

This is a Co-op position. Please contact Student Placement Officer, Peggy Gordon ( or Megan Ringer (, for details.