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Work Study Program

This position is ideal for students who are passionate about research-driven community engagement. Working as a Program Intern with SFU Public Square provides you with the opportunity to learn more about emerging issues of public concern, to have your work featured on our website, and to support our program by helping prepare for our annual Community Summit, amongst our many other endeavours.

Students who are already accepted into the work study program can apply by contacting Kady Wong at volunteer_publicsq@sfu.ca from April 13 - May 18. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of employment equity.

About SFU Public Square:

SFU Public Square, a signature initiative designed to spark, nurture and restore community connections and civic life, supports Simon Fraser University’s goal to be the go-to convener of serious and productive conversations about issues of public concern and to be Canada’s leading community-engaged research university. More than a single place or program, SFU Public Square assembles the hearts, minds, and talents of diverse communities to promote inclusive, intelligent, and inspiring events and activities.
 

Project Purpose / Goal

Our Program Interns play a vital role in the livelihood of SFU Public Square. During the term, the project is meant to help students learn invaluable skills pertaining to research, event planning and community engagement in a fast-paced, hands-on environment with a collaborative team. This position will play a key role in helping to develop a successful program and pre-planning for the 2019 Community Summit.
 

General Responsibilities

  • Producing timely research for SFU Public Square programs including, but not limited to, relevant trends in public policy & concerns, potential stakeholders, and social media & marketing practices for the Community Summit and other activities. (60%)
  • Supporting the logistics for SFU Public Square events and activities; including being on site at events (30%)
  • Supporting the team by creating content for SFU Public Square digital channels, including writing copy, social media posts, and helping with basic design tasks, if applicable (10%)
     

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