Student Internship Position

Starting Date: May 2021
Position: Operations Assistant
Type of Position: Internship (Part-Time)
Location: Remote
Reports to: Georgina Truman, Manager, Athlete Relations and Operations

Purpose of the Position

  • The Student Internship position is responsible for providing effective support to AthletesCAN staff, Board, athletes and volunteers.

 Major Project Areas

  • Event Management - assist with planning and delivery of events and activities, logistics for operational meetings, conferences & travel plans
  • Provide athlete-centered program support
  • Membership recruitment & database management
  • Leadership & Skills development program research & expansion
  • Sponsorship research, sales & coordination
  • Website administration and maintenance
  • Communication and newsletter writing, research and assistance
  • Be familiar with AthletesCAN’s organizational structure and general policies and procedures in order to effectively research and provide assistance on policy and project areas
  • Provide secretarial and administrative support as assigned
  • Assemble information packages, printing & mailing
  • Other duties as may be assigned
  • Pursuing AthletesCAN objectives and initiatives
  • Ensuring AthletesCAN policies are upheld
  • Reporting to the Senior Staff Person on a regular basis


  • Bilingual (preferred but not required)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines 
  • Self motivated, proficient, and reliable
  • Possess the ability and eagerness to work within a team environment
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with website maintenance (preferred but not required)
  • Office experience required
  • Open to post secondary degree or diploma students (students studying in sport or leisure are preferred)
  • Understanding or experience with a sport organizational system (beneficial but not required)

Application Information

Interest candidates should send a cover letter, a CV to Georgina Truman, Manager, Athlete Relations and Operations [email protected]. Please ensure the Subject Line includes your first and last name as well as Student Internship Position by May 14, 2021.

About AthletesCAN

AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world. As a result of strengthening strategic partnerships both within and outside of the system, AthletesCAN has continued to pioneer innovative ways to ensure inclusive decision-making by informing, educating, and advocating for an athlete-centered sport system.

Our Mission

We are the collective athlete voice in the unwavering pursuit of an athlete centered sport system

Our Vision

To unite and amplify the voices of all Canadian national team athletes

Our Values

Integrity: We lead with an honest and moral approach to everything we do.
Courage: We find the strength to stand up for what is right.
Inclusivity: We represent a diverse membership and support the voices of all athletes.
Transparency: We are open and vulnerable in our effort to create a better sport system.

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