Internship Opportunities

Since 2016, the ICC has had a paid summer internship program for full-time university students who are interested in the ICC's mission. The internship program posits a two-way stream of benefits for the ICC and the intern. Whilst the intern will help enhance the ICC's initiatives, the internship provides an opportunity for students to develop skills that will be useful to them in their future careers. In 2016, 2017, and 2021, the internship was paid for and funded by the Canada Summer Jobs grant. 

The following positions are available at this time. The Intern gains valuable first-hand experience working at the largest Iranian-Canadian non-profit, member-based, and non-partisan community organization alongside a supervisor.  We take the health of our team members very seriously. We have been closely monitoring information from provincial and federal officials regarding the COVID-19 and follow Health Canada guidelines and protocols. At this moment, all of our team members will be able to work remotely from home. Interns must be available for online meetings or to respond to emails during all the hours of their work.  

 

Social Policy Researcher - Survey Analyst

Scope of Position 

The Survey Analyst is responsible for assisting the ICC’s Policy Department to organize and analyze survey campaigns to protect and advance the interest of the Iranian Canadians in the greater society of Canada. That includes the study of qualitative feedback collected through surveys. In conjunction with the ICC’s Communication Policy Committee, the Survey Analyst is responsible for assisting with data collection in general and design, implementation and analysis of opinion research of the Iranian Canadian community in general and in particular the ICC members.  

 

Responsibilities  

  • Conducting analysis on qualitative data collected. 
  • Data collection 
  • Design, implementation and analysis of opinion research of the Iranian Canadian community in general and in particular the ICC members.  

Requirements 

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Must have a relevant educational background in communication, public relations, social psychology, and/or other relevant fields. 
  • Fluent in English and Farsi.  
  • Must have relevant policy/research experience from previous positions, internships or course work; 
  • Must have strong knowledge about developments and political landscape in Canada in general and the Iranian-Canadian community dynamics in particular; 
  • Must have excellent research and writing skills (in both English and Farsi); 
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently on projects; 
  • Must work well with others; 
  • Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills; 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; 
  • Must have a passion for qualitative research, advocacy, and community building. 

To apply, please send us your resume/CV and send us samples of your writing in English and Farsi (this can include opinion pieces, policy analysis and research papers you have published in the past). Please send your application including resume, cover letter, writing samples to ICC email address:  [email protected]. Please use “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION” in the title of your email. 

Due to time constraints, only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Public Relations Officer

Scope of Position 

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) is responsible for assisting the ICC’s PR Cyberspace Committee to organize social media platforms to have more engagements in the greater society of Canada. This includes support, and strengthen Iranian Canadian voice across social media platforms, with a focus on audience development and public engagement. Create campaigns to amplify content, while engaging in influencer programs to help build the community. You’ll join our team of volunteers, helping to advocate for the priorities of the Iranian Canadian community and in particular the ICC members.  

 

Responsibilities 

  • Write and create engaging content for social media channels and digital platforms 
  • Providing materials as needed for ICC board members; responds to social media inquiries quickly and effectively. 
  • Understand and follow the social media of Canadian and Iranian Canadian communities 
  • Develop calendar, schedule and execute innovative social media campaigns, under the direction and supervision of the Chair. 
  • Monitor the social media landscape for innovations and trends which may represent new opportunities, proactively propose suggestions and escalate problems to the Chair 
  • Generate, optimize and report on social media analytics and digital campaigns 
  • Under the direction of the Chair, assist to identify, build and engage a community of social media influencers 
  • Contribute to and execute social media strategies for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; working closely with the team to establish target audiences and objectives 

 

Requirements 

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Must have a relevant educational background in political science, public policy, international relations, journalism, IT and/or other relevant fields. 
  • Fluent in English and Farsi.  
  • Experience in social media content creation at a level appropriate for a community organization 
  • Must have strong knowledge about developments and political landscape in Canada in general and the Iranian-Canadian community dynamics in particular; 
  • Must have excellent research and writing skills (in both English and Farsi); 
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently on projects; 
  • Must work well with others; 
  • Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills; 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; 
  • Must have a passion for research, advocacy, and community building. 

To apply, please send us your resume/CV and send us samples of your writing in English and Farsi (this can include opinion pieces, policy analysis and research papers you have published in the past). Please send your application including resume, cover letter, writing samples to ICC email address:  [email protected]. Please use “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION” in the title of your email. 

Due to time constraints, only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

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