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Summer Student: Communications & Public Relations Intern


Contract, Full-Time

March 25, 2024


What We Do: 

Arthritis Society Canada is on a mission to fight the fire of arthritis with the fire of research, innovation, advocacy and information and support. That’s because arthritis robs six million Canadians of their mobility, mental and physical well-being, and in some cases, their livelihood. It is Canada’s most common chronic condition, and there is no cure. 

Why Join Us: 

A career with us is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to use your talents to push back against the devastation of arthritis. Fighting the fire of arthritis gives meaning to our work, incites collective action and drives us to excellence in all we do. Our bold and ambitious strategic plan, Accelerating Impact, is propelling our work to create transformational change. We are united, transformative and impactful culture. Our people are essential to our efforts, and we will empower you to be successful in your role. We are honoured to be a 2022 Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures winner, and proud to be accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

Our Marketing and Communications Team:

Our talented Marketing & Communications team is made up of creative professionals with subject-matter expertise in disciplines including corporate communications, media relations, digital engagement, social media, graphic design and writing. They showcase and increase awareness of our critical cause and the incredible work we do, tell impactful stories and ensure arthritis is positioned as a top 5 health concern.

Purpose of Role: 

Arthritis Society Canada is actively looking for a student, currently enrolled in a study program, to join our team as a full-time summer intern from May to September. Reporting to the Director, Brand Marketing and Campaigns. 

Key Accountabilities: 

As our Communications & PR Intern, you will work within the nationwide Marketing and Communications team to develop and implement compelling initiatives that support the strategy and execution of activities for Arthritis Awareness Month in September 2024, as well as other initiatives that help maximize public awareness and encourage donor support of the important work underway. 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Currently studying marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • French language skills an asset.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, trends, and experience planning, creating, posting, and reporting on compelling content.
  • Experience with audio and/or video editing.
  • Self-starter, resourceful, initiative-taker.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Creative suite.

Working Conditions: 

  • Your position is Designated with the potential of remote work. This means you will work at least 2 days a week from our Toronto office and the rest of the days remotely/from home. The exact days you are required to work from our office will be determined by your supervisor. This will include in-person meetings, events, retreats and other opportunities to connect and collaborate.
  • Access to high-speed internet.

Apply Now: 

If you are interested in, and qualified for, this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to We thank all applicants for their expression of interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interested in a different role or know someone that would be a great fit for our team? We are creating an organization that is an exceptional place to work and volunteer. You are encouraged to visit our official careers site at where you can view all our current job opportunities across Canada and learn more about why you should join our team to help extinguish arthritis for good! 

Apply now