Working with Students on Ice means working with a great team for a great cause. If you support our objectives and have a skill set that is applicable to our work, please get in touch with us.

The Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and Indigenous peoples.

We thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please see the following available positions. We are always keen to meet talented professionals who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and cover letter to: henk(at)

Current Opportunities:

Communications Intern

About Students on Ice

The Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation is an award-winning organization that has led more than 30 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic—journeys we often refer to as the Greatest Classrooms on Earth. Founded in 2000, the SOI Foundation is based on the principle that we are driven by the personal connections that we make to the land and to one another and these connections foster a deeper understanding of and commitment to a healthy and sustainable future.

Experiential education in the Polar Regions is SOI’s core program and key to bridging cultures and learning first-hand about climate change, ocean conservation, reconciliation and other pressing topics. Beyond expedition, the SOI Foundation connects people, organizations, and funding around ideas, initiatives and programs related to the Polar Regions.

Position Summary

The SOI Foundation is looking for a Communications Intern to provide Communications support for the 2019 Arctic Expedition. Our ideal candidate enjoys collaborating with a small team, has the ability to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines, is self- motivated, creative and passionate about the Polar Regions, education and youth engagement. This opportunity will expose the successful candidate to a wide array of communications platforms and outreach initiatives.

The position of Communications Intern is for a 16 week, paid summer contract starting May 1st and ending August 20th, 2019. Based at the SOI Foundation office in Gatineau, QC (in the Ottawa area) the Communications Intern reports to the Manager of Communications and Media Relations.

Hours: 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

* Work on weekends and some overtime hours may be required closer to and during the 2019 Arctic Expedition.


  • Contribute to the SOI Foundation’s 2018 Arctic Expedition social media strategy;
  • Help create content and engage on SOI’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat) to grow the Foundation’s network, support expedition participants, alumni and partners and promote the upcoming expedition;
  • Create regular blog content in support of the expedition
  • Update the 2019 Arctic Expedition web pages (WordPress)
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of the end of expedition celebratory event
  • Update the Foundation’s photo library through Lightroom
  • Monitor and provide analytical reports on web, social media and earned media
  • Assist the Manager of Media and Communications with the development of media materials and outreach
  • Support media requests
  • Engage with and support global SOI alumni community with media campaigns and projects
  • Logistical and administrative support in the lead-up to Expedition

Skills And Qualifications:

  • Experience developing a variety of content (photo, video, blog) for social media and web, and engaging with an online community;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PPT
  • Experience with WordPress, MailChimp and Salesforce an asset
  • Experience using Adobe CC programs (Lightroom/ Illustrator/ InDesign, Photoshop) an asset
  • Bilingualism (Spoken and written) is an asset

Character Profile

  • Self-starter demonstrating a strong capacity to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Organized and efficient multi-tasker with great attention to detail;
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, initiative, good judgment, consideration and professionalism
  • Great communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the Canadian Arctic and Inuit culture an asset;
  • An alumna/alumnus of Students on Ice is an asset;
  • Outgoing, positive attitude with excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to teamwork.

Please send your application and cover letter to The deadline to apply is  February 28, 2019.

We thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Download the job posting HERE

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