Marketing Jobs

Canada Summer Job – Marketing Assistant

  • Temporary
  • Calgary
  • May 17, 2021

Website Calgary Economic Development

Calgary Economic Development is an opportunity-maker, helping to spark and fuel Calgary’s growth. Our job is to connect people with resources that can help them grow their careers or businesses, thrive in new locations or markets, and feel at home in our community. We offer a wealth of information to help everyone succeed and we tirelessly promote Calgary, in Canada and around the world. We’re exhilarated about our role in shaping and sharing Calgary’s story and we’re proud to be part of the energy.

This is an 8-week term.


Work with the Marketing & Communications team to plan, develop, implement and evaluate overall marketing and communications programs to achieve the goals of the organization; including but not limited to:

  • Brand advertising campaigns (print, digital, Out-of-home, social)
  • Lead generation campaigns (ex: email nurturing campaigns)
  • Events
  • Public Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Sponsored Content
  • Collateral (ex: brochures, signage)
  • Web development and content
  • Social media messaging and promotion

Supervision Plan

The Marketing Assistant will report directly to and work day-to-day under the supervision of the Director, Marketing, who will provide guidance on a day-to-day basis. This individual will provide the intern with a framework on how performance will be assessed and a list of expected deliverables for the internship term. Progress on deliverables will be tracked and discussed through weekly meetings. At the midpoint and during the final week of the internship, the Director, Marketing will hold meetings with the intern to provide them with an assessment on overall performance on the work achieved to date.

Team Mentoring

The Marketing Assistant will report directly to and work closely with the Director, Marketing, who will act as the intern’s main mentor for the duration of the internship. The Director will train the intern and will guide them in terms of deliverables specific to the Marketing Team. In addition, the intern will work closely with the rest of the Marketing & Communications team and other staff from Calgary Economic Development who will provide them with guidance and input that will ensure they are able to perform at a high level and deliver work that is of value to Calgary Economic Development and its stakeholders.

Client Services

The Marketing Assistant will learn how to efficiently and professionally communicate on behalf of the organization. They will be required to provide exceptional client services for key stakeholders, existing clients and potential clients. They will also experience internal client service experience by providing internal briefings and assignments for management and other staff as required.


Teamwork skills will be essential during the internship and will be developed further as the inter works and collaborates with their team and other Calgary Economic Development staff to achieve their deliverables and overall company goals. As part of the Marketing & Communications team, the intern will collaborate closely with Marketing Managers and Event Managers to help assist on ongoing projects and events.

Communication Skills

Throughout the internship, the Marketing Assistant will develop written and oral communication skills as they will be required to regularly communicate with peers, clients and key stakeholders. They will also develop oral communication skills while attending meetings and events, learning to network and discuss the organization’s objectives.

Digital Skills

The Marketing Intern will develop digital skills in relation to Marketing programs, social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite, Office 365, Concur, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Customer Relationship Management Software.

Field of Study

Marketing & Communications: This position is designed to prepare students for success in the field of marketing and communications, through a variety of sectors in the Canadian and global economy, while engaging with their communities. It teaches students about the importance of the written word, by creating compelling content that tells a story. In addition, this position also teaches students to develop a variety of technical skills that are imperative to be an effective member of a marketing team in an increasingly digitally focused economy. This field of study provides training for key activities which are required of the Marketing & Communications Student role including: website management, content creation, social media support, working with our CRM to support the creation of marketing lists and providing event support.

Canada Summer Job Eligibility:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • cannot displace or replace existing employees or volunteers, employees that have been laid-off and are awaiting recall, employees on vacation, employees on maternity or parental leave;
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations;

International students are not eligible participants. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

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