Highly motivated and enthusiastic – if this describes you, the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) urges you to consider joining its team of professionals. Employees of the CCA embody its two principle values of excellence and teamwork and enjoy being members of a small, dynamic team working in a fast-paced, challenging, and highly informative environment. A competitive, comprehensive benefits package contributes to making the CCA an employer of choice.

Current Opportunities

Communications and Event Specialist (PDF)

Communications and Publication Coordinator (PDF)

There are no job opportunities with the CCA at this time

To apply to this position please send your CV and cover letter to before November 5, 2018. The cover letter should answer the following questions in 1,000 words or less:

1. How does your background and work experience make you well-suited for the position of Director of Communications at CCA?

2. What trends do you see emerging in the communications field generally, and in science and policy communications more specifically? How might CCA take advantage of these trends and developments?

3. Knowing that CCA is in the business of conducting assessments of evidence on important policy topics, how do you feel communicating this type of science differs from communicating other types of information and knowledge?

Internship Program

CCA interns 2012-2013

About the Program

The CCA provides graduate students at all levels, as well as post-doctoral fellows, with an opportunity to gain relevant experience in the area of science and technology policy through its internship program. The program exposes successful applicants to the interface of the scientific enterprise and society, helping interns to determine if they have the passion for the work involved. It also provides exposure to a network of contacts beyond academia that will serve them well into the future. 

** We are not accepting applications for our internship program at this time. Please sign up to the CCA’s mailing list or follow us on Twitter @scienceadvice for future updates about this program. **

I had a fantastic internship experience conducting research with the CCA's team as well as working with national/international experts on key science policy issues relevant to Canada. I never really knew what “science policy" was until this internship. I was given ownership of my work and access to professional development opportunities. Aside from that, it was a fun place to work with great colleagues. The people I met and skills I developed helped me land my current position with the U.K. Science & Innovation Network with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
-Aatif Baskanderi, Science, Innovation and Energy Officer at British Consulate-General, Calgary (AB)


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