INTERNSHIP: Literacy Quebec

Public Relations Internship
About the organization:

WHO: Not-for-profit coalition that supports community-based volunteer literacy groups within Quebec.
WHAT: Focus on professional development, communication and advocacy for English literacy.
WHEN: Founded in 1980
WHERE: Office located on1001 Rue Lenoir, A518a, Montreal, Quebec H4C 2Z6
WHY: Our mission: “Literacy Quebec is a network that connects and represents community-based literacy organizations to empower people, impact lives and build a stronger society.”
HOW: Funding sources through Ministry of Education and other donors
Internships available:
– Blogger
– Campaign developer
– Community outreach

INTERNSHIP: Australian Football League of Quebec

aflAFL Quebec is the official body for the sport of Australian Football within the province of Quebec. “Footy” is a growing sport not only in Canada but all over the world. Since 2009, AFL Quebec has been organizing competitions, a league and raising awareness about the sport. At the moment AFL Quebec is composed of 4 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams.

Shriners’ Hospital needs volunteers May18

Shriners’ Hospital is one of the beneficiaries this year of the Games for Hope, a corporate sports tournament that raises money and promotes awareness of children’s charities. Volunteers are needed for coaching, photography, welcoming guests, reception, parking directions, set-up and take-down. No experience required. People who enjoy events management may find this an interesting learning and networking opportunity. To donate your time, get a volunteer form from Elizabeth Hirst.

Volunteers needed at Grand Prix

I”m sharing an interesting note from one of our students:

My name is Laurie Schraenen and I am the National Press Officer for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada.

This year, we are recruiting studenst as volunteers for our media centre. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to meet national as well as international media and to be at the center of an international event. We have 7 positions available which in general require volunteers to:

–          welcome the media

–          answer their questions

–          ensure the proper functioning of the media centre

–          etc.

These students should be available to work from Wednesday June 5th until Sunday June 9th during extensive hours.

We need people who are motivated, serious, responsible, enthusiast and bilingual (at least French and English). It would be great if these students had a previous experience with client services as well as previous contact with media. People who wish to apply can send me a motivation letter as well as their CV via e-mail:

If you have any additional question please feel free to contact me.

Coiffure and spa needs volunteer help

L’Ultime Coiffure & Spa, situated at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Montreal, is looking for a young student who could manage their Facebook and Twitter account, create interesting content for those platforms, and develop relationships with Montreal hair and beauty bloggers in order to promote the salon and their services.

This would be part-time, unpaid, the hours are flexible, and the student would work remotely. Excellent English and French written and spoken skills, as well as an interest in hair and beauty, are a must.

Interested students can send their resume at and can contact Ugo Tabardel at the salon: 514.878.3496

Looking for new bloggers

In fact, we’re looking for more people to work in a group that will link together all the social media relating to the McGill PR programs. A good group has just graduated and our team is down to one + the coordinator. If you are keen to put your social media expertise to novel use in a flexible group of people dedicated to improving students’ abilities and career opportunities, please get in touch with Elizabeth Hirst, Program Coordinator for the PR programs.

Looking for an assistant blogger

If any talented students are interested in helping to gather and dissemiante information by way of this blog (and passing it on to the LinkedIn and Facebook groups when appropriate) please let me know. There is so much going on, I have trouble keeping up.  (Great problem to have!) Nothing onerous — a couple of hours a week, flexible. Ability to write concise, informative and appealing prose, needless to say, is essential.  Knowledge of WordPress is an asset. Lots of networking possibilities are an obvious job perk.


Summer internships — films and festivals

Recent grad Ema Polifroni once again sends us news of opportunities for students or grad interested in the entertainment industry. (Thanks, Ema!) Her company, Annexe Communications, has six (count ’em!) internships available for this spring and summer, from April to August.  They are unpaid, but offer a great opportunity to get experience and make connections. Interns will be working on English-lanaguage accounts in the film industry and for summer festivals.

See the page at right for more details on requirements. If you’re interested, please send a letter of intent and C.V to Tammy Peddle at

Summer Internship with Social Justice Committee

A year ago, Leah Gardner of the Social Justice Committee of Montreal presented a case to the students of the Cases in Public Realtions/Communications Planning courses. As a result of the great communication plans she received, the Social Justice Committee created a summer internship to carry out some of the activities recommended.  Apparently, it went well last year, because Leah is offering the same opportunity to another student this summer. See the page at right for further details on the position and on how to reach Leah. (The internship is unpaid.)

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