Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer Intern Position (Canada)


Summer Intern Position: Program Assistant
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Start Date: Immediately
Contract Duration: September 1st
Salary: TBD

Project Description:

SeedRock Social Enterprises (SSE) was created to deliver social betterment programs in the communities that SeedRock's Businesses operate. Our aim is to support an integrated approach to sustainable development in the areas of food security, education, microfinance and health. To help identify the needs of the communities as well as lead innovative industry research and development, SSE establishes partnerships with sector specialists and highly focused organizations. Through these partnerships, SSE gains access to sector expertise and funding in addition to creating an environment that will command an avant-garde network of global learning between the private and public sectors. Our focus lays heavily on strengthening local capacity by creating sustainable social investments through participatory development. Engaging with the local government, universities, CBOs and NGOs, SSE ensures that social programming is line with local development plans and that efforts build on, rather than replace, existing capacities.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Provide overall programmatic and administrative support as needed
• Sector research and analysis
• Liaison- build and maintain partnerships with universities, NGOs, and the private and public sectors
• Serve as program resource in identifying, reviewing, editing, assembling, and submitting final funding calls and proposals.
• Research and explore program opportunities in new and existing countries to facilitate SeedRock’s social development in West Africa as necessary
• Corporate brand development
• Communications – creating and maintaining professional internal and external relationships

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Undergraduate studies in International Studies, Communications/Writing and some experience in Finance
• Exposure or interest in overseas environment and international development issues
• Excellent communication skill, especially in writing and editing
• Experience with grant and proposal writing
• Experience with corporate brand development
• Can take initiative and work independently
• Positive attitude and willingness to learn new things

Please send your CV and coverletter to awalsh@seedrock.com
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