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CO-OP Student - Communications & Public Affairs in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/5/2018

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Job Description

Posting # 2018-829142

Non Union

Position:  Student - COOP Placement

Department: Communications & Public Affairs

Status: Unpaid Co-op placement - Fall 2018 Starting in September

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 hour days preferred; flexible times

Salary: Unpaid

Site: Oakville (travel to all sites as required)

Halton Healthcare is a progressive, multi-hospital healthcare organization comprised of three community hospitals - Georgetown Hospital (GH), Milton District Hospital (MDH) and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH).  Together these hospitals provide healthcare services to more than 325,000 residents in the communities of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills. Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital moved locations from its southeast Oakville legacy site to a new state-of-the-art 1.6 million sq. ft. facility in December 2015. In May 2015 Halton Healthcare celebrated the start of construction of a 330,000 sq. ft expansion of Milton District Hospital, which is projected to be completed in spring 2017. The Communications & Public Affairs department is interested in speaking to Corporate Communications students who would be interested in an internship at Halton Healthcare to assist with the internal and external communications activities related to these two construction projects.

Skills and Attributes needed: 

  • Must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in a related field (ex. Public Relations, Media Studies, Corporate Communications) in which an internship is a mandatory component
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Creative, some graphic design experience helpful
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of social media
  • Must be detail oriented, team player and technologically savvy
  • Demonstrated strong news judgment, excellent writing skills and ability to source information and experience covering general assignments and features
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to use a camera and any experience taking pictures and shooting/editing video would be an asset
  • A working knowledge of the Town of Oakville (events, community groups, media, etc.) will be considered an asset
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car is required

Field of Studies:

  • Journalism, Corporate Communications, Media Studies (College or University Level)


  • This position will report to the Director, Communications & Public Affairs. The incumbent will work closely with other members of the Communications & Public Affairs team.

Responsibilities include:

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist in the implementation of both internal and external communications projects including:

  • Assisting with the creation and development of content for social media outlets, e-newsletter and other items as directed
  • Researching, organizing information for use in marketing projects
  • Contributing web content, both video and written.
  • Providing administrative, graphics, and production support for marketing materials
  • Draft basic communications materials including news releases, fact sheets and other materials as directed.
  • Attend team meetings and be willing to contribute to other team activities as requested
  • Contribute to photograph and video library as requested


  • Assist with and participate in special projects
  • Other duties as assigned

If successful, Students will be required to obtain a criminal record check and demonstrate that their immunization status is in compliance with legislative requirements.

If you are interested please submit your cover letter and resume directly to this posting.

Posting is open until filled

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.  

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, we ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.