This summer the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) is lucky to be joined by eight interns that are helping with research, engagement, and communication work alongside full-time staff. The CEI has partnered with St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Venture for Canada, co-op programming, Nova Scotia Young Leaders, and the inaugural Nova Scotia Works Summer Student Internships funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education’s Skills and Learning Branch Employment Nova Scotia division to hire these youthful and enthusiastic people. We will be sharing more about our interns and the work they are doing throughout the summer on our social media pages, Facebook and Twitter. Our first highlight is Alyssa:

Alyssa Mansfield

Advanced Major in Political Science with a Minor in Development Studies, St. Francis Xavier University

I have recently graduated from St.FX with a degree in Political Science and development studies. Throughout my degree I was interested in understanding how government and policy, perpetuate and affect cycles of inequality and marginalization on both a local and international level. This is an interest I bring into my work with the CEI, and a perspective that I feel allows me to always gain a deeper understanding of the work we do at the CEI. When not working I enjoy the beach, hiking and going for walks with my dog.

“Working with the CEI has been an incredible experience. I have been able to gain new skills, and improve on others, all the while working with and learning from a variety of individuals that all work towards making a meaningful difference. This summer I am excited to be working collaboratively on a new course that will be offered by Coady International Institute known as ‘Future of Work and Workers’. This course is to give participants a greater understanding of how the world of work is changing, and how this will affect all workers. This will allow me to dive into something different, learn new things and will challenge me in new ways.”