The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is looking for students who thrive on tackling diverse challenges in a unique environment. If you are up for the challenge and want to join one of our highest performing teams, there is no doubt that your contributions to CSIS will provide a meaningful impact to our mission of helping keep Canadians safe against national security threats. The Service is building a workforce which is representative of the Canadian society and foster diversity and inclusion. Also, it is dedicated to establish positive policies and practices related to hiring, training, promoting and retaining designated group members ensuring that employment-related needs of all persons are reasonably accommodated.
- Formulate and participate in the drafting of Cabinet documents (such as Memoranda to Cabinet, Aide-Memoire, talking points, decks).
- Research, analyse and interpret Cabinet documents, Parliamentary committee reports, foreign reporting and messages, and/or other documents.
- Support the development and coordination of strategic policy and/or foreign arrangements and relations files and by providing related advice to senior management, including recommendations on the management of Cabinet and Parliamentary business, foreign travel and/or allied engagement.
- Conduct relevant consultations on matters before Cabinet and in Parliament, or in advance of Executive foreign visits and travel, in order to develop and set appropriate Service positions and objectives.
- Prepare briefing material, speeches, correspondence and/or presentations for the Director and/or Minister and senior officials for meetings with domestic colleagues and counterparts, and/or foreign partners.
- Assist in the development and implementation of communication strategies.This might include coordination with media and stakeholders.
- Assist in the coordination and preparation of Executive foreign travel and visits.
- Maintain a constant, broad awareness of current national security media environment and developing political and policy issues – foreign and domestic that could impact upon CSIS.
- Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet tight deadlines
- Interpersonal Skills
- Writing and editing communication products for various audiences. This includes social media content, communication plans, fact sheets, backgrounders, media responses and media lines.
- Collaborating and coordinating with stakeholders.
- Analytical Skills
- Providing strategic advice, conducting analysis and making recommendations.
- Problem Solving
- Compiling and analyzing information to support the development of policies or the coordination of initiatives.
Qualification & Experience:
- Experience with social media platforms and management tools such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Hootesuite and Instagram is considered an asset.
- Master’s degree in a relevant field will be considered an asset.
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as: Political Science, Strategic Studies, Public Administration, Communications, Journalism
Vacancy Type: Internship
Job Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Application Deadline: N/A