Updated in August 2019

Internship: CSSHE Conference & Membership liaison

The Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) seeks a graduate student as an intern for a period of one year (August 2019-July 2020) to assist with conference planning and execution as well as membership support.

CSSHE is a registered charitable organization, funded through membership fees, subscriptions, donations and a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada whose primary mandate is to promote scholarship related to postsecondary education through publications and scholarly conferences.

The CSSHE internship program offers intern an opportunity to gain hands on experience in coordinating the largest national event in the field of higher education as well as an opportunity to expand the knowledge and understanding of the field; increase professional networks; and develop one’s own professional career pathways in the field.

As an active member of the conference planning committee, you will be working with a Conference Programming team. Your responsibilities include assistance with and support for:

  • Coordination of conference planning committee meetings
  • Management of conference and update of membership website
  • Liaison with members and conference participants
  • Coordination of conference student volunteers
  • Planning, coordination & execution of special conference events
  • Other tasks as needed to support conference planning and execution

It is estimated that the intern may work anywhere from 1 to 2 hours per week in the initial 5-6 month period and up to 12-15 hours per week, closer to the conference.

Education: current or recent graduate student -Masters or PhD – in higher education or related field of study
Experience: excellent written and oral communication skills, relevant experience in event planning, and advanced computer skills and familiarity with use of social media.
Special requirements: Multitasker, goal and team-oriented.
Added asset- Bilingual –English & French.

The internship is a voluntary position with an honorarium of $1000 paid in 2 instalments within 6-month intervals. Conference registration fees will also be covered for the intern.

To apply, please send résumé and cover letter stating the skills required to: Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Conference 2020 Program Chair at by 30 August 2019.

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