CO-OP: Social Media 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 Sport Marketing, Digital Marketing,
Communications, or related undergraduate programs
• Knowledge of Adobe products: Photoshop (required), Premiere, InDesign,
Illustrator (strong asset)
• Experience with video editing software is preferred
• A passion for sport and social media
• Experience with scheduling software (i.e. Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Meltwater)
• Knowledge of the Canadian sports system is an asset, especially football and
summer sports
• Ability to follow direction with attention to detail
• Passion and understanding of social media platforms is a requirement
• Good feel for topical moments and industry trends
• 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 is a strong asset
• Travel may be required


• Creating original digital content (written, photo, video and audio)
• Posting U SPORTS content and repurposing content from U SPORTS schools
• Community management
• Monitoring social media trends
• Assisting with weekly stats reports
• Providing recommendations in terms of content strategy
• Liaising with social media leaders and coordinators at partner organizations
• Other tasks upon request

Application Details

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