Summer Intern

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Event Coordination
  • Facilities Management
  • Research
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto

Position Overview

The Summer Student (SS) position is a full‐time temporary position intended specifically for postsecondary students who are enrolled in school and are returning to school in September 2019.

The primary responsibilities of the SS are to support a team on a wide range of administrative functions as well as supporting project/conference teams in the planning of events. The SS enjoys working in teams, has excellent communication and data management skills, is highly professional and aligned with CDHO’s core values.

Job Competencies

Emulates the core values of the CDHO:

Accountability – Takes personal ownership and responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work commitments. Follows organizational guidelines, professional standards, regulations and principles. Demonstrates reliability and integrity on a daily basis.

Adaptability – Adapts and responds to changing conditions, priorities, technologies and requirements. Recognizes new information and ideas with a willingness to alter opinions and behaviours. Applies versatility, reasoning and innovativeness in the face of change. Is able to comfortably collaborate in a variety of situations and with diverse individuals.

Attention to Detail – Attends to details and pursues quality in the accomplishment of tasks, regardless of the volume of duties encountered.

Commitment to Health and Safety – Works in compliance with all applicable health and safety legislation and established policies and procedures.

Communication – Expresses and transmits information with consistency and clarity, using active listening techniques in order to effectively understand provided feedback. Summarizes information according to the audience in order to promote engagement and increase understanding.

Decision-making – Makes concrete, well-informed and thought-out decisions that support the overall organization. Has the ability to make quick effective decisions even when data and details are limited. When making unfavourable decisions that might have negative consequences, will examine the impacts and potential implications to ensure the decision is valid for the situation.

Job Knowledge and Continuous Development – Strives to improve job performance through developing skills and increasing knowledge.

Networking and Relationship-Building – Effectively builds constructive, friendly, professional relationships and networks of key contacts. Maintains partnerships that can provide information, assistance and support.

Planning and Organizing – Accurately estimates duration and level of difficulty of tasks and projects, setting out goals and objectives and work plans to complete.

Problem-Solving – Is able to break a situation down into smaller pieces to identify key issues, figuring out cause and effect relationships in order to solve. Uses logic and analytical methods to come to realistic solution.

Professionalism – Displays the behaviours and competencies that are expected of the position and the organization.

Quality – Delivers work that meets the expectations of the position, team and organization. Finds and resolves errors in their work and that of others.

Service Orientation – Provides superior service to both internal and external stakeholders.

Results Orientation – Has the ability to focus on desired outcomes and the means by which they are achieved, by meeting and/or exceeding standards based on past performance, goals and objectives, as well as the performance and/or achievements of others.

Teamwork – Works cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal. Participates actively in group activities fostering a team environment.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Effective and professional communication, both verbal and written, at all times
  2. Schedule appointments, meetings, and teleconferences and prepare meeting packages
  3. Research pricing structures and contact lists
  4. Prepare and organize conference/meeting supplies and materials
  5. Respond to phone enquiries
  6. Draft and organize process documents and template documents
  7. Plan, organize, coordinate and manage daily assigned work
  8. Other duties as assigned



  • Postsecondary students who are enrolled in school and are returning to school in September 2019

Demonstrated Skills

  • Fluently bilingual in English and French an asset
  • Exceptional computer-related skills, sound working knowledge of computers and software (e.g. Microsoft Office – PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Publisher), Adobe Acrobat, are considered an asset
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Time management and superior organizational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Team Player
  • Self-initiative
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Dependable

Working Conditions

  • Working in a busy office environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Interacting with employees, management, and the public at large.

Contract Position - Summer

  • This position will start May 1 and end August 30, 2019 (negotiable)


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