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New Job Talent Acquisition Coordinator Intern (Designated) In Nova Scotia

Talent Acquisition Coordinator Intern (Designated)
Talent Acquisition Coordinator Intern (Designated)

Talent Acquisition Coordinator Intern (Designated)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $3,904–$4,880 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Public Service Commission

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Internship

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 8/16/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status

Please note, this opportunity is designated to the following diversity groups: African Nova Scotian and Other Racially Visible, Indigenous Persons and/or Persons with Disabilities. Please ensure you self-identify to be considered for this opportunity.

African Nova Scotian- is any Nova Scotian who chooses to declare African ancestry, regardless of how long they have lived here and regardless of how much African ancestry they can declare.

Indigenous Peoples - persons who identify themselves as First Nation (Status and non-Status), Métis, or Inuit.

Racially Visible Persons - persons, other than Aboriginal people or African Nova Scotians, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.

Persons with Disabilities - persons who, for the purposes of employment, identify themselves or believe that an employer is likely to consider that the workplace environment may create a barrier due to a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, hearing, neurological psychiatric or learning disability.

About Us

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a modern client-centric human resources organization within the Nova Scotia Public Service supporting government departments, agencies and employees as they deliver programs and services to Nova Scotians. We are committed to be the change for a more engaged and inclusive public service. Our work culture is one of collaboration, flexibility, partnership and continuous improvement.

The PSC is responsible for determining the human-resource management policies, programs, standards and procedures necessary for the public service; and provides direction, advice and assistance regarding implementation. It is committed to developing a responsive HR system and strives to improve client experience.

Some of our exciting initiatives include:

  • Supporting employee well-being, resilience, and engagement;
  • Supporting welcoming and inclusive workplace cultures;
  • Advancing the capacity of the Province of Nova Scotia to meet the current and future needs of Nova Scotians through a diverse workforce with the necessary talents, experience, and skills; and,
  • Developing client-focused, person-centred approaches to HR service delivery.

For more information on the Public Service Commission, please visit the following link:

About Our Opportunity

This isn’t your usual Intern opportunity! As an Intern you will work closely with the senior management team of Talent Acquisition on various initiatives specific to the unit. You will gain insight from the team on applicant and client experiences to promote the unit and the services we provide. You will provide creative and present-day suggestions to attract talent to the organization with focus on youth engagement & hiring and diversity outreach.

Primary Accountabilities

As the Intern for the Talent Acquisition Unit, you will support the senior management team in a wide range of initiatives. Some of the key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research and providing recommendations on findings relating to recruiting initiatives.
  • Providing support in various digital marketing activities and potentially web design.
  • Supporting an assigned group of clients in their hiring needs and practices. Ensuring the recruitment process is aligned with PSC strategic directions, policy, regulations, collective agreements, and inclusion.
  • Coordinating the client's recruitment cycle from start to finish whilst leading and providing guidance of activities under the requisition status until closed.
  • Providing advice, support, and recommending training options to the Hiring Manager throughout the recruitment cycle.
  • Writing and editing website and social media content (e.g., success stories and social media posts).
  • Assisting in supporting and promoting NSGOV by coordinating and attending online and in person events such as job fairs, universities & community outreach.
  • Driving the central youth hiring initiatives across government.
  • Coordinating and preparing documentation, reports, communications, and graphics.
  • Assisting managing multiple projects and initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience

If you have an ability to stay organized, manage your time and prioritize your work, this position may be the right fit for you. This role requires excellent communication skills specifically relating to writing, editing and digital skills and the ability to understand a broad range of communications tools.

On the practical side, you must have graduated within the last 3 years from post secondary education in the field of graphic design, digital marketing, communication, public relations and/or business.

Experience working collaboratively, as part of a team, and working under the guidance of others is a necessity.

You are a creative and enthusiastic person who sees the benefit in creating a great experience for others. You also bring with you excellent research and analytical skills coupled with strong organizational skills.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Adaptability and Flexibility, Attention to Detail, Outcome Focus, Effective Interactive Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


The Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion.
  • Majority of time is spent in a comfortable office setting with frequent opportunity to move about.
  • High concentration of visual demands for proof reading and entering data into a computer database, giving close attention to detail.
  • Pressures to meet deadlines with attention to accuracy.

Additional Information

This is a 1-year term opportunity based on start date.

You may showcase your skills and experience by including examples of your work or project. File formats you can attach are, MS Office Suite, PDF, or JPEG. If you are including a video or link to a video or website, please email directly to [email protected] with the Competition # in the subject line.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies
  • Countless Career Paths
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules

Pay Grade: EC 06

Salary Range: $1,952.05 - $2,440.06 Bi-Weekly

Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected]