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Youth Breaking Barriers to Employment 

Contract Length: 3 months or longer

Location: Remote

Internships Commencing April 2023



Applicants must be: 

•    15-30 years of age    


Identify as:   

•    Canadian Citizen    

•    Permanent resident or 

•    Refugee status.    

•    Must be out of school for 6+ months (exceptions may apply)  


Job Details:

•    Location: St Catharines, Ontario 

•    Hours: 35/week 

•    Length of Contract: 20 weeks 

•    Hourly rate: $16.55

•    Anticipated start date: April 3rd

How to Apply: 


Email your resume and cover letter (detailing your equity seeking experience; your experience working with marginalised youth populations; and why you want to work with Future Black Female) to Dr Tapo Chimbganda: Applications will only be accepted electronically. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during the application or selection process. FBF is committed to employment equity and encourages candidates to self-identify as visible minorities; people from culturally diverse backgrounds; people of all gender identities and sexual orientations; Indigenous peoples; and persons with disabilities. Please note a recent vulnerable sector police clearance will be required as well as three references. 





Internship Opportunity: Admin Coordinator



An Administrative Coordinator is a professional who is charged with creating and executing schedules, managing budgets, communicating with staff or clients who need assistance, and keeping organized records. They are responsible for maintaining effective workflows in an organization through efficient management across various departments within an organization.


Administrative Coordinator responsibilities include:

•    Managing and routing phone calls appropriately

•    Processing and reporting on office expenses

•    Maintaining physical and digital employee records


Job brief:

Future Black Female is looking for an Administrative Coordinator Intern to join our organization and act as a point of contact for our employees and vendors.

Administrative Coordinator responsibilities include supporting regular office operations, screening phone calls and scheduling internal meetings. To be successful in this role, you should have excellent organization skills along with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

Ultimately, you will provide administrative support to our staff and ensure all daily procedures run smoothly.



•    Manage and route phone calls appropriately

•    Process and report on office expenses

•    Maintain physical and digital employee records

•    Schedule in-house and external meetings

•    Distribute incoming mail

•    Manage and order office supplies

•    Make travel arrangements

•    Organize company documents into updated filing systems

•    Address employees’ and clients’ queries (via email, phone or in-person)

•    Prepare presentations, spreadsheets and reports

•    Update office policies as needed


Requirements and skills:

•    Some work experience as an Administrative Coordinator, Administrator or similar role

•    Hands-on experience with MS Office Suite (particularly MS Word and MS Excel)

•    Familiarity with office equipment, like printers and fax machines

•    Basic math skills

•    Solid time-management abilities with the ability to prioritize tasks

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•    Student in college or university; additional qualification in Office Administration is a plus

•    Vulnerable sector clearance 




Internship Opportunity: Social Issues Researcher 


Social researchers plan, design, conduct and manage social research projects, reporting on findings in order to shape policy or to examine the effectiveness of existing policy. They collect, analyse and evaluate data and information and present their findings to clients and key stakeholders in order to influence policy decisions.


Social Issues Researcher responsibilities include:

•    Following instructions about the nature of the research to be carried out.

•    Using an appropriate and creative methodology to design and manage a research project, which may involve the use of quantitative and/or qualitative methods and may include both pilot and development work.

•    Designing and write questionnaires and surveys.

•    Applying a range of research techniques to gather relevant information, including document analysis, surveys, case studies and interviews (face-to-face, telephone and online).

•    Developing and test theories.

•    Liaising with and direct social research field interviewers to gather information.

•    Carrying out information and data retrieval searches using electronic databases.

•    Analysing and evaluate research and interpret data using a range of statistical packages.

•    Gathering information by directing or carrying out fieldwork.

•    Preparing present and disseminate results in the form of reports, briefings, research papers and presentations.

•    Offering research-based briefings and advice, which may involve writing action plans.

•    Advising external bodies on social policy.


Both positions are subject to funding.

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