Internship Opportunity


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Intern

City of Markham
Number of Positions:
Open To:
Application Deadline:
Mar 10, 2022
Start Date:
Mar 21, 2022
End Date:
Dec 30, 2022

Job Description:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Intern

The City of Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 353,000 residents, is Canada’s high-tech capital and most diverse community, enjoying a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy.  Committed to being a model of public service excellence, with a workforce that is representative of the population we serve, we are looking for people who share our values and are champions of innovative practices.  Diversity is one of Markham’s strategic priorities, and we strive to develop and maintain an environment that is inclusive and creates a sense of belonging for all. 

As part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) office, under the Office of the CAO, the DEI intern will support and help coordinate DEI events and activities.  This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, including project management, program design and communications.

Key responsibilities will include:

Support in the project management of DEI-related programs and activities across the organization and in the community
Support the rollout of DEI programs and activities including, but not limited to: training, diversity calendar celebrations, internal diversity audit and collaboration with external partners
Support the development of DEI Programs, including research, administration and presentation materials
Support and build a DEI community asset map and source for partnering opportunities

Provide administrative support to the roll out phase of the Diversity Action Plan
Support in the development of communications and engagement for DEI work by working collaboratively with corporate communications and other departments

Required Skills & Experience

Demonstrated interest or previous inclusion experience is considered an asset
Exceptional organization and project management skills
Strong planning and ability to think through complex implementation
Self-started and able to prioritize and task manage
Experience doing research and analysis
Deepened understanding of unconscious bias and anti racism
High energy and able to adapt and work in a fast-paced professional environment


Demonstrates agility and Drives change
Applies critical thinking
Communicates with Impact
Collaborates with others and shares information
Promote Diversity and equity
Create Sense of belonging and inclusion
Demonstrates active listening
Possesses a growth mindset

Nice to have

Enrolment or recent post-secondary graduate in programs related to

Social Work, Organizational behaviour, Human Rights, Equity studies, Community Development, Social studies, Psychology and other similar Human Services education. 

PowerPoint and MS office skills are an asset
Social Media experience
Multi lingual

Working Conditions

When you start, as COVID-19 restrictions continue to change, you will have the option to work remotely from home, or from the office only when required to do so.

The office is open and available for who choose to go into the office for independent or collaborative work, subject to adherence to our vaccination and mask policies. We are continuously evolving our onsite return strategy in alignment with our hybrid approach to work and are committed to updating staff as our plans evolve.

You'll be provided with the required equipment and necessary communication tools to be able to collaborate effectively with your team and all staff which is core to our ability to deliver on our mission and values!

Working for a results-driven organization, you will gain exposure into the municipality’s ecosystem, and will have the opportunity to connect with passionate, smart, and engaged teams across the corporation

The City of Markham is committed to inclusive, accessible and barrier-free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of the community we serve. The identification of your lived experience as a member of the Black, Indigenous, racialized, persons living with disabilities or equity deserving communities is welcomed and encouraged in your application. Should you require any accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please let the Human Resources Professional know when contacted and we will work with you to ensure a barrier-free hiring process. 

The City of Markham has established a mandatory vaccination requirement for staff related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result, should you be a successful candidate for a position with the City of Markham you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon a conditional offer of employment.  Should you require accommodation in accordance with the Human Rights policy with respect to your vaccine status, you will be required to disclose that at the time of conditional offer so that an accommodation can be developed prior to your start date.

Employer Question 1:

Do you require any accommodations for the interviewing and recruitment process?

Employer Question 2:

Are you legally eligible to work in Canada for the entire duration of this internship?

Employer Question 3:

No question - Applicants, please type N/A in the text box below when submitting your application.

Employer Question 4:

No question - Applicants, please type N/A in the text box below when submitting your application.