Research Intern

Employment Opportunity

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)
Research Intern
Summer Student – May 25 to August 28, 2020

CCAB is a national nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1984, which is committed to the full participation of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian economy. CCAB offers knowledge resources and programs to both corporate Canada and the Aboriginal owned member companies to help foster relationships and economic opportunities in Canada.

CCAB is the national voice for Aboriginal economic development in Canada and by supporting Aboriginal employment, this furthers our voice on the national scale. Without knowledgeable staff supporting us, our organization would not exist.

This position provides a key steppingstone for Aboriginal employees, who will improve their professional, organizational, and communication skills, while gaining exposure to the wider Aboriginal business community.

Key Responsibilities:

The primary role of the Research Intern will be to support the Research Director and the team.  The individual in this role will be responsible for coordinating the day to day administrative aspects of the Research team. CCAB is looking for a summer intern to help assist with the COVID 19 projects, survey results and proposals for further COVID 19 research work through performing duties that pertain to the initiative.


  • Provide administrative support to management for the convening of a range of meetings on short- or long-term projects
  • Perform administrative functions such as processing receipts, documentation, department calendar, events coordination, participant engagement and organization, transcription
  • Support research department in development and maintenance of the research databases


  • Support Research Coordinators and Associates in the development of project proposals
  • Support the collection and analysis of data
  • Organize spread sheets and existing business lists

Business Development

  • Administrative support for strategic relationships
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement (meeting notes, scheduling, follow-up, etc.)
  • Engage stakeholders directly to maintain and foster strong relationships

Marketing and Communications

  • Support marketing and communication of research projects/results
  • Coordination and administration of research related events and logistics
  • Coordination of project vendors including graphic design, printing, translation, etc.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Evidence of strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong familiarity with issues affecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis people
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and under pressure of deadlines
  • Flexible approach to addressing stakeholders concerns and/or issues
  • Experience working with various teams within an organization

Formal Education and Experience

  • B.A university or college degree considered an asset

This is a summer Intern contract, hours from 9am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Those qualified are asked to submit a cover letter with a resume, outlining experience and suitability for the position to The posting has been extended to Monday, June 1, 2020. 

We encourage applications from qualified First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

Please note: You must be registered or be eligible to register with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Information regarding CCAB is available at

We thank all applicants in advance however only those invited to be interviewed will be contacted. Please no telephone calls.