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Communications Student

We are seeking a Communications Student to support the Marketing and Communications team in Edmonton for a period of four to 8 months. The Communications Student will work closely with the Marketing & Communications team on a variety of projects and in different channels to tell the Alberta Innovates story. The person will engage with internal and external stakeholders to build touchpoints, strengthen relationships and increase brand awareness.


This position would be perfect for someone who is currently enrolled in a post secondary program related to Marketing & Communications, or someone who has graduated from a related program within the last few months. 


We are game changers

Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation.

Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.


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Job Details

Marketing and Communications is a strategic function and shared services unit dedicated to advancing Alberta Innovates (AI) business mission and brand, including InnoTech, its largest subsidiary and myriad applied research programs, consortia, networks and joint initiatives. Marketing and Communications goals are to build and activate brand value/reputation; cultivate policy support for AI’s business strategies; expand AI presence/partnerships with corporate and industry leaders; and foster best practices and effective communication systems enterprise-wide.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Write content for various mediums: website, social media, e-newsletters and assist with implementation of print, video, photography and social media initiatives.
  • Draft and implement communications plans and strategies
  • Assist the communications team members with communications projects and provide support at various events
  • Work with colleagues across the enterprise to reveal and tell the Alberta Innovates story at all client journey touchpoints, including through sponsorships, tradeshows and speaking engagements.
  • Research stories and develop marketing collateral materials.


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a degree or diploma program in a related field such as commerce, public relations, film/video/AR/VR production, communications, digital media, marketing, humanities, social sciences, or journalism
  • Knowledge of marketing, communications, public relations, economics, business;
  • Understand of a variety of communications mediums;
  • Working knowledge of digital media, and the Adobe suite of products an asset, specifically; InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Financial aptitude
  • Digital/social media aptitude
  • Data analysis and virtual event engagement skills
  • Ability to listen and take direction and feedback
  • Innovative and energetic; presents ideas effectively
  • Confident, solutions-driven, adaptable
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-organized self-starter
  • Proficient with Microsoft office
  • Ability to travel


Why Alberta Innovates?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned.


Additional Information

Alberta Innovates has implemented a Vaccination policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Alberta Innovates employees are required to disclose proof of full vaccination or participate in a rapid antigen testing program. New hires will be required to disclose their vaccination status as a condition of employment to help support client and team member safety. We thank all candidates in advance for their understanding of this policy.


The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.