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Paid internship at Weber Shandwick


Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 80 different countries across the world. In Canada, they have four main offices, in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. They are currently looking for an intern to join their team of professionals. The internship will include various mandates of media relations and social media.

The intern will be performing the following tasks:

-Press releases

-Media Relations

-Writing communication tools

-Monitoring social media

-Communication audit

The last day for applications is July 12th 2013  at 5:00pm

The internship is full time from 8:30-5:00pm  and  starts August 1st 2013 for a period of 3 months.

To apply send your CV and letter of intent to  Marie-Helene Lagace at:


Tel.Aide job posting

Tel.Aide is looking for a Project Manager to undertake the responsibilities related to the development of Tel-Aide’s English sector. He/she carries out activities designed to increase Tel.Aide’s visibility within the English-speaking communities of the Greater Montreal region, and participates in the development of a network of partners for the organization.

Some of the key responsibilities include:


-implementation of an action plan

-manage visibility campaigns and promotional activities

-internal communication

-develop partnerships

-recruitment of partners

Position is part-time (3 days a week, 21 hours per week on a flexible schedule)

starting June until March 2014

To apply send your CV to: info@telaide.org by June 7th 2013


Workshops for newcomers to Canada

During the months of June and July Continuing Studies will be offering 3 workshops targeting newcomers to Canada. These workshops are designed for newcomers to Canada, who would like to learn about the Canadian culture and the integration process. The workshops are free of charge to all School of Continuing Studies students and alumni.

Here are the topics and the dates of the workshops:

1.       Canadian Culture At Work: Tips & Tools For The Newcomer
June 12, 2013

2.      “Pathways to Personal Success”
June 29, 2013 (delivered in Spanish)

3.      Navigating Bureaucracy: Tax, Education, Medical And Professional Accreditation Systems In Quebec
July 4, 2013

 For more information and to register please visit :


Interesting internship at new kind of conference

Thanks to diploma student Svitlana Kroychik for the tip-off about the following internships. Being lazy, I’m going to cut and paste it here:

C2-MTL is a new kind of annual global conference. One that explores the relationship between commerce and creativity, and its potential to redefine business.  Curated by international creative agency Sid Lee, in collaboration with founding partner Cirque du Soleil and content partner Fast Company, C2-MTL brings together the brightest and most influential minds across countries and industries.
More about the event: http://www.c2mtl.com/about/what-is-c2-mtl/

I was volunteering with them last year, and will be there this year again. It’s absolutely great learning and networking environment.

See the job description on the page called C2-MTL (at right of this log). One can also apply through their website for short-term volunteer positions in Communications team, like Press-Attache, etc.
From my last year’s experience I’d encourage everyone to be there!

The conference itself is 21-23rd of May, but the internship starts in April.

Yellow pages group-paid internship

Yellow pages is one of Canada’s biggest company leading in digital advertising and marketing. They are currently looking for an intern who will be of a valuable member for their communications team.

The intern will be performing the following tasks:





Candidates who are interested must send a cover letter with a mention of their interest in the position. Apply at http://jobs.ypg.com/ca/montreal/marketing/jobid3343971-intern-in-public-relations-jobs

Application deadline is April 5th 2013

Communications in the Not-For-Profit Sector

The new graduate course CPRL 534 Communications in the Not-For-Profit Sector had to be cancelled this term because there were not enough people signed up for it. Rather than wait another year, we moved it to this spring. So anyone who missed it the first time round will have a chance to catch it between May and early July. Instructor Frédéric Boisrond, who has managed a large number of not-for-profit organizations — and got a lot of them out of deep trouble —  has had very good reviews when he’s guest-lectured in other courses. CPRL 534 will be offered on Thursdays from May 2 to July 4, with three extra Saturday classes on May 4, 11 and 25.  People who’ve taken Communications in the Corporate Sector – Yes, you are allowed to take both!

Want to be a journalist at a “real” news conference?

The Sureté du Québec is media training its police spokespersons next week, and on February 20 they have their final test: a simulated news conference in the news room at SQ headquarters. Thanks to our police insider, André Durocher, who teaches media relations in the certificate program, there are 10 seats reserved for McGill PR students. Students may come from either grad or undergrad level, may ask questions (provided in advance) and may take photos if they like. This is a chance to participate in as close to the real thing as students get. The SQ has the best-equipped news room in town.

The exercise runs from 7 – 10 p.m. (yes, you can leave early, but few do) at SQ headquarters – 1701 Parthenais. Spaces are limited so please RSVP to Elizabeth Hirst. If you have any questions, contact André Durocher at 514-917-2732.

Fund-Raising as a Career?

Just got a note about a YES (Youth Employment Services) seminar tomorrow night (January 31) for young people interested in a career in fund-raising. Good speakers with great credentials. Free admission. Go to http://www.yesmontreal.ca/yes.php?section=events/popup&id=5432.

Great learning and networking opportunity – free for students!

IABC is holding its first event of 2013 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday, January 16 from 5 – 8 p.m. In addition to the networking opportunity, there will be a timely session on communicating through interactive media on behalf of large organizations. $45 for members, free for students! Can’t beat those prices!

#PRMixer Thursday Dec. 6

Networkers unite! The SQPRP (Jeunes professionnels) is holding its Soirée #PR Mixer this Thursday December 6 at the Musée des Beaux Arts. DJ, bouchées and wine, as well as admission to exhibits — all for only $20. Register at http://www.sqprp.ca/contenus/evenements/-PRmixer-@MBAM.aspx

Paid internship at Weber Shandwick – deadline Dec. 7

Bilingual students with a bit of experience who want to work full time starting in January may be interested in Weber-Shandwick’s paid internship position. Mother tongue is unimportant, but a good command of French is essential and knowledge of Quebec media is a big asset. For details and contact, see the page on the right-hand side of this blog labelled “Weber Shandwick intern”.

McGill is Hiring a Communications and Knowledge Translation Officer!!

The Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) is hiring a Communication and Knowledge Translation Officer! In this position you will have the opportunity to work with a wide array of stakeholders including researchers, decision-makers, executives and knowledge translators, all dedicated to improving the health care services provided to Canadians.

The ideal candidate will possess a degree (preferred), diploma, or certificate in Public Relations or Communications is a requirement.  They should have a strong practical understanding of public affairs and communication theory and practice, the ability to understand and commit to IHSPR’s mandate, strategic objectives, operations and policies as well as communications objectives and plans; and the ability to acquire knowledge of CIHR’s legal context and obligation pertaining to internal and external communication.

 Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication in both English and French;
  • Strong organizational and event planning skills;
  • Ability to develop and implement communication strategies;
  • Strong priority setting skills to manage multiple tasks;
  • Ability to work autonomously in a complex, changing, deadline-oriented environment;
  • Strong understanding of media;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills;
  • Ability to use PC office applications including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and
  • Considerable knowledge of health services and policy issues is a strong asset.

 For more information on this posting, please view the page on the right marked “Communications adn Knowledge Translation Officer – McGill”.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your curriculum vitae and a description of your relevant education and experience to Laurel Taylor at ltaylor.ihspr@mcgill.ca

Communications Content Manager – Employment Position

Health Partners International of Canada is a Christian NGO (based in the West Island of Montreal) dedicated to improving health and increasing access to medicine in the developing world.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Communications, the Communications Content Manager is primarily responsible for ensuring that HPIC has a steady flow of fresh material to feed its website, social media presence, donor reports and letters, etc.  This job involves working with a team to identify and research story possibilities and to write them, managing the website, preparing presentations and supporting the Senior Director, Communications in raising the visibility of the organization and other objectives. 

The job will involve travel within Canada occasionally as well as the possibility of travelling overseas to report on projects.  

The ideal candidate :

–       holds a university degree in communications, journalism or marketing

–       is a great writer

–       is energetic and productive

–       has media relations and/or social media experience. 

If these characteristics describe you and you have what we’re looking for, please send your CV and a cover letter pitch to Christina at cparsons@hpicanada.ca

Internship Available at Shriner’s Hospital

Gemma Bélanger, a McGill PR Alumni and PR Officer at Shriner’s Hospital, requires an intern to help with different projects leading up to the opening of the new hospital, including: events, press conferences, hospital tours, writing/editing, data entry and updating databases.  

The ideal candidate would be: bilingual, strong writing skills, outgoing and who is comfortable working in a team. The candidate should be someone who is comfortable using Microsoft word/excel. 

The candidate would be able to commit to at least once a week for a few months (however, this is flexible based on availabilities). 

Note: This is an unpaid internship.  

If you are interested, please contact:

Gemma Bélanger

Agente d’information, relations publiques

Information Officer, Public Relations

Tel: 514.282.7222 Cell: 514.207.2267


Employment Opportunity: Marketing Communications Coordinator

Revision Eyewear is currently looking for a Marketing Communication Coordinator to  provide ongoing support and fulfillment of the Company’s marketing communications objectives, as well as assist with the development and deployment of the company’s media relations, internal employee and customer communications, and promotional activities.

The candidate will be an excellent communicator with strong writing and verbal skills. An extrovert by nature, this person will be an energetic team player who is self-driven with a positive outlook. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience and be familiar with standard marketing, communications and PR practices. Sporadic travel will be required; excellent English skills are a must with French an asset.

For more information, see page on the right entitled “Revisions Marketing Coordinator”.
Preferred deadline is February 10th, 2012.  You can send your CV and cover letter to:

Jennifer Zimmerman
Marketing Communications Specialist

Revision Military Inc.3575 St. Laurent Blvd. Suite 488
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T7
T: +1 514.849.1874 x 222F: +1 514.849.4228 jzimmerman@revisionmilitary.comwww.revisionmilitary.com

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