The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Human Resources and Recruiting
$15 - $22 / hour
Competition Number: COR 24042

Human Resources Co-op Student Intern
Corporate Services
Location: Halifax, NS
Type of Employment: Full-time, Casual up to 4 months
Union Status: Excluded (Non-union)
Competition # COR 24026
Closing Date: April 4, 2024

About You

Are you looking to kickstart your career in Human Resources? The Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency is seeking a motivated and dedicated HR Intern to join our dynamic team. As an HR Intern, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various aspects of HR administration, records management, recruitment, and ad hoc support tasks, while contributing to the success of our HR team.

What you'll do


Under the supervision of the Manager, Human Resources the HR Intern will assist the HR team with providing a wide range of human resources and administrative functions, supporting all districts of the Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency. in assisting with recruitment, research, record management and organization utilizing established policies and procedures.

As part of our HR team, you will:

• Gain hands-on experience in various HR functions, providing a solid foundation for your future HR career.
• Work alongside experienced HR professionals who are committed to your growth and development.
• Exposure to a diverse range of HR projects and tasks.

Primary Accountabilities

• Ensures proper records management of personnel and competition files, hard-copy and electronic.
• Assists in maintaining an organized HR records management system of hard-copy and electronic personnel and competition files, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality.
• Collaborates with the HR team on special projects and ad hoc requests, such as research and data analysis.
• Provides general administrative support to the HR department as needed.
• May assist in the recruitment process by coordinating interviews for the HR Services Team by contacting candidates, asking pre-screen questions, scheduling interviews, greeting candidates and conducting background checks.
• Coordinates meetings and accurate meeting notes.

What you'll need


• Must be currently enrolled in a related post-secondary education program that requires a co-op component, preferably in Human Resources.
• Strong organizational skills with an eye for detail.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook & Teams).
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.
• Self-motivated, eager to learn, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.


• Related HR and/or records management work experience.
• Familiar with interpreting collective agreements in a unionized environment.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Applicant Tracking Systems Human Resources Records Management Talent Acquisition

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency

Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency (NSPHA) is the provincial government agency responsible for the administration and delivery of affordable housing solutions for low-income Nova Scotians.

We contribute to the prosperity of Nova Scotia by helping individuals and families find a home that's right for them, at a price they can afford, in a healthy and vibrant community that offers the services, support and opportunities they need. We accomplish this by working closely with other levels of government as well as private and community partners.

Across its districts, NSPHA provides more than 11,200 safe, affordable homes as part of its Housing Services to seniors and families. District offices manage the day-to-day operations of Nova Scotia's housing stock. Their responsibilities include administering tenant applications and placements, collecting rent, resolving tenant issues, and maintaining and repairing properties.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

If you are a team player, who is passionate about improving the lives of Nova Scotians, you are the candidate we are looking for to join our team. We will assess qualifications using one of more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks. Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. Checks may include one or more of the following: criminal background checks, driver's abstract, and confirmation of education credentials.


Based on the employment status, eligibility and union agreement, the NSPHA 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 and flexible working schedules.

Salary Range: $15.00 - $22.00 / hour
Work Week: 35 hours

Note: This is not a Civil Service position.

We are committed to employing staff who are representative of the diverse community we serve. If you are a member of one or more of the following designated groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your cover letter or resume: Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

To Apply

Please merge your cover letter and resume into one document when applying. In the cover letter or resume, please quote the competition number and name.

Our preferred method of applying is through Career Beacon.

Submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.