Having worked last summer with the CEI as a research intern, we are thrilled to welcome Laura back to the team.
Some of the projects Laura worked on during her first internship at the CEI included:
- the development of an annotated bibliography of helpful resources relating to gender inclusivity in employment;
- a presentation regarding a gender inclusive lens to employment;
- collecting stories of modern-day community resilience, through various interviews and research.
Laura believes her experience working at the CEI last summer helped her to gain a better understanding of where her interests are in relation to employment and social change. Through her work at the CEI this summer, Laura will be working towards improvement in mentorship and internship practices, which she hopes will contribute to giving the youth of her generation a voice in employment innovation.
Growing up in the tight-knit community of Margaree, Nova Scotia, Laura has always felt a desire to be a helping hand for other people. She feels hopeful that her passion for helping others will be fulfilled during this internship by working collaboratively with other departments and stakeholders to improve the livelihood of our province.
Working with the CEI has helped me to develop new passions and expand upon my already existing ones. In the past, I’ve worked with the CEI to help discover what drives community-led change and what best practices are out there for gender inclusive employment. This summer, mobilizing our knowledge about mentorship in the workforce and proposing a support plan for student interns will be central to my work. Here at the CEI, collaboration and innovation happens, making conscious and lasting improvements within employment and our communities.