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Policy Analyst Intern

Policy Analyst Intern

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The Calgary Chamber’s policy department is a thoughtful, deliberative policy development and advocacy team that is dedicated to improving the conditions faced by Calgary business through ideas and action. We create a long-term, vibrant vision for Calgary’s business community – a vision that policymakers, thought leaders and activists can use to shape public discourse and enact meaningful change that will make a difference for our members.


We firmly believe that business constitutes an important part of the fabric of our society, and work to ensure that all levels of government champion the good of our city’s business community. Through dialogue with leaders, thinkers, businesses and citizens, we explore the vital issues facing Calgary’s economy, develop an influential point of view, take a stand, and put our idea into practice to affect positive change.


  • At a minimum, working to complete an undergraduate degree in political science, public policy, public administration or economics. Working to complete graduate degree in related field is an asset. (And as this is a STEP program position, must be returning to school in the September of 2018).
  • Demonstrate qualitative and quantitative research, problem solving, critical and strategic thinking, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work in both team and individual settings.
  • An interest in policy and current affairs and building and maintaining relationships with Chamber members, Chamber committees, governments, and businesses.
  • Superior time management skills, with an ability to balance multiple project priorities under short timelines and minimal supervision.
  • Relevant experience within a volunteer or non-profit organization is an asset.
  • Applied experience related to energy and/or economic development policy issues is an asset.


Your key responsibility over the summer months will be assisting the Policy and Government Relations team with the completion of the Chamber’s 2019 provincial election platform.


Throughout 2018, the Chamber is conducting research on a wide range of provincial policies to identify which policies promote business success, while offering recommendations to further the interests of the business community. We will use this research to build a “Calgary Business Provincial Election Platform” for the 2019 election. As a non-partisan organization, the Chamber’s platform will only focus on promoting business-friendly ideas and policies, and will completely refrain from promoting any political party.


Our research will focus on the following policy areas:

  • Energy and natural resources
  • Environment
  • Agriculture
  • Workforce and productivity
  • Growth and competitiveness
  • Transportation and infrastructure
  • Fiscal and tax competitiveness 

To directly support the Chamber’s Policy and Government Relations  Department you will be required to:

  • Engage with community and business leaders to determine which issues businesses are most concerned with
  • Attending and organizing policy committee meetings
  • Prepare committee meeting agendas, and taking meeting notes
  • Under the guidance of the policy department, conduct thorough research on the identified policy areas
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Conduct quantitative and data analysis
  • Conduct qualitative research through surveys

We thank all those who apply but only those who the hiring manager deems qualified will be contacted.  Please ensure you provide a cover letter (in the same document) when applying for the position.  


We will be accepting resumes until April 25, 2018 5:00 PM.