Summer Internship

Richmond West, BRITISH COLUMBIA | 9 months | Deadline: 31 May 2018
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Job Summary

12.65 Per Hour

Job Description


Position Term: 8 Weeks (mid June - mid August)
Hours Per Week: 30 Hours Per Week
Hourly Rate: $12.65 Per Hour

Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) is a centre of excellence and network of supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families across the province and beyond. The PAFN’s core purpose is to be a Knowledge Centre: bringing together state of the art resources for research, information, learning, assessment, treatment and support; and building capacity to address the lifespan needs of individuals with ASD, and their families across British Columbia.


Summer Programs Internship (8 students): The Summer Programs Intern will be a key member of the Programs team delivering summer programming for the autism (and related disorder) community, located at our Richmond Hub. We are currently working with several organizations to develop a partnership and shared content delivery model. Our second year of summer programming will focus on youth between 12 and 18, with a focus on arts and culture related camp curriculum. Curriculum development and participant recruitment activities will be underway prior to the internship start date. Intern responsibilities will include: 1) refinement of program content and curriculum, 2) participant recruitment and registration support, 3) daily program set up, delivery and breakdown, 4) conduct program wrap-up activities, and 5) prepare final report and delivery metrics. Summer Programs Intern will be individuals with lots of energy, they enjoy working with young people, comfortable working with diverse communities, able to navigate challenging situations, great teamwork skills and a collaborative attitude, and an ability to manage a project from start to finish.

Media Production Internship (2 students): The Media Production Internship will focus on creatively documenting the programming taking place at the Pacific Autism Family Network. The Interns will have access to the inhouse AV studio. The AV studio features a fully operational green screen studio space, including cameras, lighting, production props and editing stations. Interns will be responsible for the full production process, including planning, connecting and scheduling with stakeholders, video production, editing and final product delivery. Media Production Interns will have the creative skill sets to use various design tools and software, they
will be able to manage a project from start to finish, comfortable working with diverse communities, and an entrepreneurial attitude.

Research Internship (2 students): The Research Interns will help collect and organize information related to the development of an e-learning tool for pre-employment preparation. Responsibilities will include: 1) research and information collection of current trends and studies related to pre-vocational training in the disability community, 2) research and compile content related to vocational skills building, 3) identify gaps and needs with current pre-vocational training resources 4) support PAFN leadership in the development of e-learning tool to address the identified gaps in pre-vocational training resources, 5) support other research needs as directed by Executive Director. Research Interns will be analytical thinkers, able to navigate complex systems, able to work independently, be organized and have effective project management skills.

Graphic Design Internship – Foundation (2 students): The Graphic Design Interns will work to further PAFN’s brand identity through print materials as well as online branding and graphics. Key responsibilities of the Graphic Design Interns include: 1) review of current brand strategy and materials, 2) develop print materials to accompany programmatic needs, 3) provide necessary design input and resources for web development, 4) create ready to use templates for future PAFN materials. Graphic Design Interns will have experience using a variety of design tools and software, able to work independently, be organized and have effective project management skills.

First Responder Initiative Intern – Foundation (2 students): The First Responder Initiative Interns will work with the leadership team to support the PAFN’s First Responder Training Initiative. Responsibilities of the FR Intern will include: 1) development of Family Preparedness Toolkit, 2) training support and scheduling, 3) review and organization of initiative materials, 4) and organization of Family Open House event. FR Interns will have good organization skills, ability to work independently, and interested in career opportunities in either the first responder community of disability services sector.

In addition to the above, students must meet the below qualifications to be eligible for employment under the Canada Summer Jobs Program:
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
• Have been registered as full time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment;
• Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of the employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

PAFN is intentional about our commitment in hiring individuals with diverse abilities. We strive to find employees that fit our culture and have the strengths and abilities to succeed within our business and program model. However, we understand that some individuals may need additional support or training. We encourage applicants with diverse abilities to let us know if additional support or accommodations are needed during the interview process.

Please note all internships are based on grant funding. The availability and length of internship may change based on the availability and conditions of the Canada Summer Jobs Grant.

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