CO-OP: Internal Communications; Dept. of Community Services


Who we are
The staff of Community Services help thousands of Nova Scotians in vulnerable situations. We offer various programs, including Child, Youth & Family Support, Employment Support & Income Assistance, and Disability Support Programs. The Department of Community Services is committed to a social service system that helps people be as independent as possible and reach their full potential. We want a system that makes it easy for Nova Scotians to find the services they need, and we want those services to be there for years to come. Simply put, we want better results for Nova Scotians, and we need your help to get this done! For more information on our Department please click here:

What makes a great Internal Communications Officer
Registered in a related cooperative education program (public relations, communications, journalism and/or marketing) or require a workplace practicum compulsory for graduation from a school’s program. You will have skills which include writing for the web, writing feature stories, planning and executing internal promotional campaigns, recording and posting videos and podcasts, administering webinars, and planning special events. You will have excellent writing and presentation skills, along with experience managing technology and social media and event management. French-language skills and experience with web software and/or SharePoint would be an asset.


A day in the life of an Internal Communications Officer
If you are creative and enthusiastic then this might be the opportunity you have been looking for!
You will be responsible for advancing improved two-way communications internally through supporting the delivery of projects that enhance communications and engagement efforts, including supporting implementation of ongoing engagement action plans and building and posting content for an employee Intranet.

Application Details

Please note, this is a co-op opporunity with an anticipated end date of August 29, 2019. Students must be enrolled in the BBA/BA Co-op programs to be eligible to apply. If you are interested in the co-op program, please contact either or

Location: Halifax, NS

Pay Grade: HOURLY

Salary Range: $15.55 – $25.34 Hourly

Apply online here by February 19th, 2019.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application. Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For questions or concerns, please contact