Youth Engagement Researcher

Posted 12-06-2019
Category Local In-Office
Interns Needed 1
Anticipated Timeline July 1 - September 1
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Rotary and Volunteer Alberta are looking to develop a partnership to support future youth engagement projects. Rotary is looking to hire a SCiP intern to conduct an environmental scan of current youth engagement projects that are being implemented regionally, provincially and nationally in the nonprofit sector. After evaluating the current landscape of youth engagement, the intern will use a gap analysis approach and other research frameworks to identify opportunities for leveraging or scaling up existing projects in order to identify prospective partnerships between Rotary, Volunteer Alberta and other community partners. The intern will liaison with Rotary and Volunteer Alberta staff through periodic check-ins in-office or over the phone throughout the duration of their internship. They will be expected to prepare a final report to advise Rotary and Volunteer Alberta on next steps for collaboration.  Additional tasks include documenting research findings and connecting with partner organizations for background research.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in evaluation/assessment

  • Excellent research skills

  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Excellent communications and writing skills  

  • Self-directed

  • Able to represent Rotary and Volunteer Alberta with external clients, if needed

  • High level of organization skills

  • Volunteer experience in a non-profit/voluntary sector organization preferred

  • Knowledge of the non-profit/voluntary sector preferred

  • Knowledge on volunteerism and youth engagement an asset

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Business Intelligence: Data Analysis and Reporting

Some specialized skills required:

  • Must have a laptop to connect to office network

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Document procedures, develop project ideas and prepare timelines for potential partnership options
  • Complete research assessment and prepare report