Position Description

Intern, Communications
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC - 2 Pemberton Avenue
Employment Duration Temporary hourly
Posting # 4942
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Intern, Communications

We are looking for a curious, innovative, and reliable communications Intern who can actively support the communications requirements for our Seaspan workforce – and beyond. In this role, you will have your finger on the heartbeat of the organization and play a critical role in making a difference for our teams across the shipyards and marine businesses. You thrive in fast-paced environments and are looking to grow your skills as part of an agile and passionate communications team. You can’t wait to bring your fresh ideas and cutting-edge approach to an organization that has been a staple in Canada’s west coast marine community for generations.

Note: Due to business needs, this position is required to be fully on-site based at 2 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver. 

What you'll do

  • Provide day-to-day support to the Communications team to help create and share compelling communications materials with internal and external audiences, while assisting and coordinating specific activities
  • Write and edit engaging written and visual content for a variety of platforms
  • Support the planning and delivery of events
  • Help to gather and maintain the team’s information and digital assets
  • Assist with capturing and managing of photos and video assets to help us share great stories

What you'll bring

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate program in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or Journalism
  • A natural storyteller with a drive to bring an organization’s narratives into the spotlight
  • Strong writing/editing skills and the ability to produce content for a variety of channels
  • Project management and execution skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines with quick turnaround times  
  • Creative and design skills, particularly with photography and videography. Experience editing videos and handling digital assets an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships across the organization and with outside vendors
  • Curiosity and can-do approach: willingness to continuously stretch, grow and learn – and always looking for ways to improve how Seaspan communicates with its diverse audiences

Why you’ll love working here

  • A supportive learning environment, great team culture and hands-on experience and training.
  • Opportunity to grow your career and connect with like-minded students.
  • Parking is included and to assist those that are using transit, we operate a complimentary shuttle bus Monday through Friday with various pick up and drop off points around North Vancouver.

Start Date: May 8, 2023  

End Date: September 1, 2023

About us:

Seaspan Shipyards:  Seaspan Shipyards is one of North America’s most modern shipyards and unique in its ability to provide a complete range of services including new construction, conversion, refit, repair and life-cycle maintenance work for Canada’s Coast Guard and Navy as well as commercial vessels including cruise-ships and deep-sea vessels. Seaspan Shipyards operations include Vancouver Shipyards, Vancouver Drydock and Victoria Shipyards.

Seaspan Marine Transportation: With more than 130 years of experience navigating in some of the world’s most complex and difficult waters, Seaspan Marine is the largest and most diverse tug & barge company on Canada’s West Coast.

To learn more about our InternSHIP Program, visit our website: www.seaspan.com/internships-at-seaspan/ 

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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