Summer co-op opportunity at Unifor

April 20, 2021

Unifor Internship

Location: New Westminster, B.C. (may also be required to work from home)

Wage: $21.00/hr

Hours: 30 hours per week

Term: 14 weeks from May-August

Unifor is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates to voluntarily indicate on their application if they self-identify as a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
We are also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise us in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

About Us: Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

In this role you will:

  • Gain experience and knowledge on the actions, activities and services of a progressive Trade Union
  • Build research and communications skills
  • Gain experience in a fast-paced environment with multiple campaigns and projects running simultaneously

Duties: Primary duties will be research and communications but there will be opportunities to perform other tasks involved in the daily work of a progressive National Union including: organizing labour hearings, membership meetings, grievance handling and political action.

Qualifications: As this role is offered with the support of SFU’s Labour Studies Program, if the candidate is not a declared Labour Studies Major or Minor, they will be expected to take one course in the program during the 2021 Summer semester. Candidates with a proven interest in work and labour movements are especially encouraged to apply.

Education: Must have completed your second year of post-secondary education

Experience: Should have some experience in research and communication

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop work plans and meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize work and address competing demands

How to Apply

If you are already enrolled in co-op at SFU:

  • Apply through the myExperience co-op system - posting #82586

If you are NOT already enrolled in co-op at SFU:

  • If you are not already enrolled in co-op at SFU but would like to be in order to apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to Co-op Coordinator Greg Baird at