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 next highlight is Caroline:

Caroline MacIsaac

Bachelor of Leadership Studies, Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick

I am joining the CEI this summer as a Nova Scotia Works Intern. Originally from Pictou County, I completed my Bachelor of Leaderships Studies with a focus on International Development at Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick. Since graduating, I have worked in Canada, Guyana, and Zambia, with women’s organizations, as a Fellow with Engineers without Borders, and promoting socially responsible business. In the fall, I will be pursuing my master’s degree with a focus on the environment and development. I am particularly interested in sustainable development (especially in rural communities) and the impact of climate change on livelihoods and the economy.

“I’m excited to join the CEI this summer to help support the center’s research around youth employment and engagement in the province. The internship will also allow me to improve my research skills, learn from youth in the province, as well as to participate in innovative research to support Nova Scotian communities”.