The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
$17.34 - $23.25 / hour

As the summer student under the supervision of your direct report, you will play a vital role in advancing policy formation across a variety of subject areas to support the development of a resilient regional transportation system. You will gain practical experience and receive mentorship from highly qualified public service professionals.

What you'll do


Have a positive attitude and willingness to learn;

Support policy development by providing research, analysis, and jurisdictional scans on a variety of complex issues relating to the JRTA mandate;

With support prepare clear, accurate, and timely briefing materials;

Coordinate and track deliverables as directed;

Report on the progress of projects and other initiatives as required;

This position may perform other related duties as assigned to support the JRTA team.

What you'll need


The ideal candidate:

· is efficient with computers including Office software such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint;

· is organized and able to prioritize your work; and

· demonstrates excellent communication skills and work well in both independent and team-based work environments.

· has a high degree of independent judgement and initiative, with the ability to develop concepts and communicate effectively (written and verbally).

We're looking for

Core Skills

ACE Analysis Materials Research Support

A little bit about us

Joint Regional Transportation Agency

The Joint Regional Transportation Agency (JRTA) provides a collaborative forum responsible for long-range strategic transportation planning across the Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding communities. A key deliverable for the JRTA is the development and execution of the Regional Transportation Plan.

The plan will establish a coordinated and strategic vision for a regional transportation system that makes sustainable growth and development possible and improve the safe and efficient flow of people (walking/rolling, cycling, buses, ferries, trains, vehicles), and goods (trucks, trains, ships, planes), and the necessary infrastructure (streets, transportation facilities, highways, bridges, rail corridors, ports - marine, ground, air) into, out of, and throughout Halifax and surrounding communities.

For more information please visit our webpage

Our goal is a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve. The Employment Equity Policy welcomes applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

You must be enrolled as a student and returning or graduating (or in the next applicable semester for the education program)