Cumberland Strategies’ inaugural Women in Politics internship

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Cumberland Strategies’ inaugural Women in Politics internship

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** Applications are now closed **

About the Women in Politics Programme:

The brainchild of Senior Consultant Carys Baker and Consultant Mackenzie Taylor – all former political staff – the Women in Politics programme is designed to promote the advancement of young women in politics. The forum encourages discussion about barriers to entry, systemic biases and seeks to learn from those women who have forged a path in a business long dominated by men. Women in politics hosts in person discussions and events while promoting online discussions through our Women in Politics blog.

About the Internship:

Although we may still be working from home this summer, we are committed to giving the Women in Politics Intern a unique and fulfilling experience.

In addition to the tasks outlined below, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Expand your network
  • Meet and learn from senior political staff at Queen’s Park
  • Meet women from across the country who are leaders in public affairs, communications and public service
  • Have an important role in helping us grow the programme through social media and events

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in our weekly Women in Politics calls and provide strategic advice on how to improve and grow the program
  • Work closely with our principals and consultants on providing political analysis for clients
  • Support our principals and consultants by working on – through research and writing – briefing notes for clients and assist in drafting letters to the government, committee presentations and new business pitches
  • Support the Marketing Manager with virtual/in-person events
  • Monitor federal and provincial government announcements including daily COVID press conferences, as well as news releases that are of interest to clients
  • Track municipal policy announcements and legislation in Toronto
  • Provide administrative support, including taking staff meeting minutes