Location: Calgary/ Hybrid
The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) is the national voice of Canada’s 60,000 beef producers. Founded by producers and led by a producer-elected Board, CCA works to address issues of concern to Canada’s beef producers.
The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is a division of CCA. The CRSB is a collaborative, multi-stakeholder initiative focused on advancing environmental, social and economic sustainability in the Canadian beef industry. It has over 100 members representing the beef value chain and beyond.
The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is Canada’s industry-led funding agency for beef, cattle and forage research. The BCRC is committed to delivering and supporting initiatives that effectively accelerate the development and uptake of research findings and outcomes by industry.
CCA, CRSB and BCRC are each looking for a talented, self-motivated individual to participate in our CCA Summer Intern Program. There are a total of three (3) internships available.
These internship positions provide a unique opportunity for students interested in the Canadian beef industry across a broad range of topics including (but not limited to) public policy, research, sustainability, communications, and advocacy. Interns will have the opportunity to engage directly with CCA and its divisions’ staff, Board Members, Councils, and key industry stakeholders to help overcome challenges and advance priorities important to the Canadian beef industry Students are also encouraged to propose summer projects to CCA, CRSB, and BCRC for consideration.
- Assist with youth program delivery (Canadian Cattle Young Leaders & Canadian Cattle Youth Council), including activities at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference
- Assist in communications of advocacy efforts and policy enactment (social media, stakeholder outreach, media management, website maintenance, etc.)
- Assist with the development of communication updates to member organizations
- Observe association meetings (board, committees, working groups)
- Perform other duties as assigned to advance CCA activities
- Support social media and communication channels with content and delivery
- Support website updates
- Assist with event preparation and delivery
- Assist with administrative tasks
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Support BCRC knowledge and technology transfer efforts including website and social media content development
- Assist with event preparation and development including BovInnovation at the 2024 Canadian Beef Industry Conference
- Assist with content development for BCRC’s regular publications
- Support scientific and special topic reviews in a wide variety of areas and assist in BCRC’s research evaluation processes
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate studies
- Applicants should be enrolled in an agriculture or associated program, have beef production experience, and/or an expressed interest in pursuing a career in the Canadian beef industry
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be available for the duration of the internship
- Must have excellent research, writing, and communication skills
- Must be able to work in CCA’s Calgary office
Please send cover letters and resumes to Sherin at [email protected] with the subject line: CCA Summer Intern and indicate on your cover letter which division’s internship (or divisions’ internships) you are interested in. Candidates can apply to more than one internship. The deadline for applications is October 13, 2023.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Canadian Cattle Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: CCA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CCA are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Canada.
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