Communications Intern

Contract @Unity Health Toronto in Health Care
  • Post Date : February 9, 2024
  • Apply Before : March 4, 2024
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  • Job ID 37731

Job Description

Organization: Unity Health Toronto (Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St.
Michael’s Hospital)
Address: 30 Bond St., Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
Working hours/location: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hybrid role
Internship Period: 16 weeks starting on May 6, 2024
This is a paid internship opportunity ($16.55/hour based on a 7.5 hour work day)
Application deadline: Monday, March 4, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
About Unity Health Toronto:
Unity Health Toronto is a health care network comprised of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health
Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital. The organization works to advance the health of everyone in our urban
communities and beyond, with the shared vision of providing ‘The best care experiences. Created
together.’ Unity Health Toronto connects three sites with a joint legacy in providing excellent care to the
urban communities around us. The organization serves patients, residents and clients across the full
spectrum of care, spanning primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute care
services, through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, while investing in world-class research
and education. For more information, please visit our website, www.unityhealth.to.
Unity Health Toronto values the role we play in helping to teach the next generation of clinical and nonclinical professionals. The Communications Intern at Unity Health Toronto will join a team of seasoned
communicators and gain hands-on experience developing and executing communications plans; writing
compelling stories; drafting and publishing social media content; and assisting with Unity Health’s internal
newsletters, corporate meetings, media relations requests and other tasks as assigned.
Unity Health Toronto has implemented COVID-19 vaccination as a mandatory condition for hire for all
new employees. In order to be considered for employment at Unity Health Toronto, all new applicants will
be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documentation unless a valid accommodation
under the Ontario Human Rights Code exists.
About the Communications and Public Affairs Department:
The Communications and Public Affairs Department is responsible for reputation management, internal
and external communications, branding, media relations, digital media, government and stakeholder
relations, and community engagement. The department also supports the hospital’s foundations with
some of their communications.
The Communications Intern is an integral part of the team, contributing to Unity Health Toronto’s
reputation as a progressive leader in critical care, serious illnesses, community health, rehabilitation and
complex continuing care, and research and education.
Position overview:
The Communications and Public Affairs Department is looking for enthusiastic self-starters who are ready
to perform work of value. The ideal candidate is someone who is skilled in working with various
stakeholders, balancing multiple projects, and excelling in a deadline-driven, team-oriented environment.
Key responsibilities include:
Editorial content development: Research and write news articles and stories for the web and
internal newsletter, develop social media content in partnership with senior and corporate
communications advisors, plan and execute campaigns for health promotion days/weeks/months.
Corporate communications: Work with senior communications advisors and managers to develop
internal and external communications plans and participate in communications planning for events,
such as government announcements.
Other communications responsibilities: Provide a full range of communications support as
required, including but not limited to identifying and helping to coordinate media relations and event
planning as assigned.
The Communications and Public Affairs team currently has a hybrid work model. The successful
candidate will be expected to come on site to work (typically 2-3 days a week and as required).
Desired skills and qualifications:
– Currently completing the final year of an undergraduate degree and/or pursuing postgraduate studies
in journalism, communications or public relations; recent graduates will also be considered
– Results oriented, self-directed, outstanding organization and time management skills
– High energy, flexibility and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment
– Strong writing and storytelling skills
– Excellent verbal communications skills
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
– Familiarity with Canadian Press style
Projects may include:
– Internal/external communications, including:
o Support developing and rolling out corporate/program communication initiatives
o Writing for the intranet or employee newsletter
o Writing for the website and social media platforms
– Digital media, including:
o Assist in developing content for the hospital’s social and digital media channels
– Events, including:
o Providing support on department-led special events and related communication tasks

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume via email to
communications@unityhealth.to by Monday, March 4, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Unity Health is committed to creating an environment where all of our people feel welcome and valued
while being themselves and where our people can openly and safely share different perspectives that will
inspire creativity and innovation that will support our ability to contend with the challenges of today’s
health-care environment. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and welcome
applications from those who are Indigenous, Black or Racialized, persons with disabilities, people who
identify as 2SLGBTQI+, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. To learn
more, please visit our website

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