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Programs Intern

8-week contract position (35 hours/week)

As the Programs Intern, you will work with the ventureLAB team and partners, to produce programs, initiatives and events for entrepreneurs in York Region.


Specifically, your role will work closely with the Programs and Venture Growth teams to onboard new companies, assess and monitor company status, offer support by curating educational content, events, programs, and services available to technology entrepreneurs in all industry sectors.


ventureLAB is a leading technology hub located in Markham in York Region, Canada’s second largest tech cluster. Through its programs focused on capital, talent, technology, and customers, ventureLAB has supported over 2,000 tech companies and entrepreneurs. ventureLAB’s innovation hub is a 50,000 square foot facility that is home to over 45 tech companies and partners. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a wide range of professionals, including the ventureLAB team, tech entrepreneurs, industry executives, public and private sector partners.


Tasks & Responsibilities:

Working closely with the Programs and Venture Growth teams, you will:

  • Onboard new company accounts into ventureLAB Programs
  • Interview and engage with entrepreneurs to better understand their needs
  • Curate content for the Programs Newsletter
  • Research speaker(s) and workshop(s) ideas
  • Support in the creation and implementation of a Volunteer Mentor catalogue/database
  • Assist in the execution of clinics, workshops, and community events aimed at helping entrepreneurs, and gather data for reporting


Skills & Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a business, entrepreneurship, or related-field degree or diploma program
  • Proven work experience in event management, marketing, and/or program coordination
  • Strong customer service orientation and communication skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision while also effectively collaborating with staff and partner organizations
  • Experience working with start-ups is an asset

Canada Summer Jobs Program Criteria

Applicant is:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.


*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.


How to apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to, noting “Programs Intern — Job ID 202009” in the subject line by June 5, 2020.


Hourly rate: $16/hour.

Hours: 35/week.


Please note this is an 8-week contract position ending on or before August 28, 2020. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all interviews will take place remotely.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.


position type Full-time
Deadline June 5, 2020