WORK STUDY : Human Rights/Sexual Assault Intern, Career services Assistant 2019S18


Brief Job Description:

The selected candidate will work alongside CBU’s Human Rights Officer to help research, develop, and promote a variety of programming for CBU’s campus. Efforts will focus on topics of human rights with a specific focus on Sexual Assault and Violence.  The successful candidate will play a role in developing The Bystander Program, a program that will help teach students, faculty and staff about a wide range of sexually violent scenarios and the skills to intervene safely, to prevent/terminate an act. The successful candidate will also be responsible for researching a variety of information related to current projects and events, reviewing and providing feedback on projects and developing project components. The candidate will also will work with the Career Services team in the provision of services to students, as well as the planning and delivery of events and promotion of Career Services.


  • Current Student at Cape Breton University eligible for Work Study Program
  • Proficiency with various software applications (E.g. Microsoft Office programs – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) for communication and development of program-related products, campaign posters, and data collection.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational, administrative and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be accountable.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to share ideas and obtain feedback.
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and experience in creating and maintaining various social media platforms.
  • Ability to design and distribute creative promotions and program materials.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a professional and respectful manner
  • Ability to discuss and present sensitive, trauma provoking topics and sometimes-controversial matters in an effective and empathetic manner.
  • Excellent social media skills.
  • Able to prioritize and manage time effectively



  • Design and distribute promotional content for developed programs and projects using Microsoft office.
  • Represent the student perspective throughout the collaborative development process with new and relevant ideas.
  • Research related topics for development and implementation of programs for students and faculty members.
  • Summarize and report research findings
  • Assist in event and program presentation
  • Contact external resources through email and phone to gain knowledge for project development.
  • Develop and present creative ideas for projects and review existing documents for new ideas.
  • Work collaboratively with a team to create content relevant to the student body.
  • Assist in reviewing Sexual Violence policy & guidelines and recommend amendments if/when necessary.
  • Assist Career Services staff with event and program planning and promotion
  • Data entry (ORBIS)
  • Other duties, as required

Learning Outcomes:

  • Research and development
  • Presentation skills development
  • Ability to review classroom feedback
  • Design and distribute materials for particular audiences
  • Analyze and interpret values and opinions
  • Develop a knowledge of career development process, including the job search process, career exploration and career decision making
  • Develop necessary skills to work collaboratively on projects with multiple groups

30 hours per week for 8 weeks

Application Details


Current Cape Breton University Students who will be returning to studies September 2019 are eligible to apply for the Work Study program.

To apply for this position, please forward cover letter and resume to:

In order to be considered, applications must be submitted separately for each posting and emails must include name of position.