CanWEA Summer Student

May 30, 2014

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is looking for a Summer Student to work with our Business Development team for a total of 100 hours over the months of July and August (2 days per week).

All interested candidates please send a cover letter and detailed resume to


The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is the national association for companies involved in the wind energy industry in Canada. We lead the effort to ensure Canada fully realizes its abundant wind energy potential on behalf of our members – and for the benefit of all Canadians – to build a cleaner, stronger future. Our dedicated and passionate team engages in this mission through advocacy, education, communication, partnerships and the promotion of industry best practices.

Our members are Canada’s wind energy leaders and are made up of wind energy project developers, owners and operators; wind turbine manufacturers and component suppliers; and a broad range of service providers to the industry.


The Business Development Summer Student will be a valued contributor to the Business Development Team.  Working two days per week (100 hours over July and August 2014) the successful candidate will be responsible for updating the CanWEA information management system (database) under guidance of the Membership Program Coordinator.  She/he will conduct online research, identify and resolve member profile duplicates, and provide general support to update the database profiles as requested.

Key Responsibilities:

• Data entry into our information management system with a high attention to detail
• On-line research skills within identified parameters and with guidance
• Collaboration with the wider Business Development Team to accomplish set tasks

Educational Requirements:

• High school diploma
• Some post secondary education an asset but not a requirement

Key Skills & Abilities:

• Proficiency in using Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, and Outlook
• Proficiency in using the Internet for research purposes
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• High degree of collaboration with strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work under deadlines and handle multiple priorities
• Attention to detail
• Association and/or non-profit experience an asset
• French language an asset


Please send a cover letter and detailed resume to

CanWEA appreciates your interest in this role and will be in touch with those candidates that best exemplify the background, skills and abilities that fit our current requirements.