We’re Hiring a Community Technology and Web Development Intern!

COCo is looking for a Community Technology and Web Development Intern under the Young Intern Program, coordinated by Communautique.

About the Position:

Contract length: 6 months
Start Date: January 14th, 2019
Hours: 30 hours/week
Compensation: $21.63/hour

Work environment: Flexible, horizontal and non-traditional work environment. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Accessibility: COCo’s offices and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. As we are in a shared building, we cannot guarantee a scent-free space. However, we aim to have a scent-reduced space. If you have specific questions relating to the accessibility of our space, please email Emily at emilyyc@coco-net.org.

Young Intern Program Requirements:

This position is funded through Industry Canada, and administered by Communautique. Industry Canada’s selection criteria require that the candidate must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the time of application
  • be available to start working January 14, 2019
  • have recently completed courses at the post-secondary level (within the last two years before the beginning of the internship)
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person having the status of refugee in Canada and have the right to work in Canada
  • not receive EI benefits while participating in the internship
  • not have already participated in a past Young Intern program.

About the Centre for Community Organizations:

The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) is a provincial non-profit that works to nurture an inclusive, social-justice oriented Quebec community sector where grassroots organizations can thrive. We believe that is an important part of creating a more just and equitable society overall. To this end, COCo provides training, accompaniment, and technological support to small, ground-up, and social-justice focused organizations. We also use our research to steward dialogue and change on issues of inclusion and diversity in the Quebec non-profit sector.

About the Commun-IT Program:

COCo’s Commun-IT program aims to guide, support, and empower Quebec-based community groups to improve their technological capacity and autonomy. Commun-IT helps groups think about their needs holistically in the context of their existing tech systems, level of resources, and overall organizational health. Active since 2012, Commun-IT offers a range of communications and technology services and support, with an emphasis on hands-on training, knowledge-sharing and collaboration. Some of our most common requests relate to:

  • Long-term technology planning and strategy
  • Cloud computing
  • Website development
  • Constituent Relationship Management (CRMs) systems

For the past several years, Commun-IT has been coordinated by a permanent staff member with the support of a small team of freelance developers and a paid intern. Commun-IT services are offered on a sliding scale and adapted to the needs, resources, and skills specific to the non-profit sector.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Update the COCo website regularly (jobs, events, and resource toolbox), in collaboration with the Communications Coordinator and the Commun-IT Coordinator
  • Develop procedures and standards around accessibility in web development at Commun-IT
  • Assist the Commun-IT Coordinator in information and communications technology (ICT) work with Quebec community groups:
    • Support the creation and implementation of solutions in collaboration with clients (web development, cloud computing, communications planning, etc.)
    • Provide made-to-measure trainings and coaching


At COCo, we recognize the value of both paid and unpaid work. We encourage applications from candidates of all skill levels who meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Be familiar with navigating the back-end of a WordPress website, including:
    • maintaining and updating content
    • customizing layout and themes
    • using add-ons
    • troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards and testing
  • Experience with ICT infrastructure, such as productivity tools, project management tools, social media  
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Quebec’s non-profit sector or social movements
  • Oral and written communication abilities in French and English

Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • A passion for information and communication technologies (ICT) in the service of community groups and social movements
  • A keen interest in learning and improving their own technology and website development skills
  • Ease in navigating new ICT tools and platforms
  • Ability to work both autonomously and with others in a highly collaborative work environment
  • Ability to be organised, creative, prioritise tasks and be flexible
  • An understanding of anti-oppression frameworks and a proficiency in integrating these ideas into their work and responsibilities

About Our Hiring Process:

To Apply:

All candidates are asked to fill out this form, in English or in French, instead of a cover letter. The form will ask you to include your resume in a PDF format.

You can edit your responses after they have been submitted until the deadline of 11:59 pm, December 10th, 2018. If you have any problems with the form, please email Homa at hiring@coco-net.org

Application Review Process:

We evaluate all applications anonymously, to ensure a higher degree of objectivity in our selection process. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Interviews will be conducted in both English and French. Candidates must be available for interviews during the week of December 17th to 21st 2018.

Employment Equity:

COCo values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage, among others, Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQI, women, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, immigrants and people from working class backgrounds to apply. We also understand that applicants may experience a number of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as the communities we serve.

If you wish to be considered for employment equity, you can let us know in the application form. Please note that it is not required that candidates explain why they would like to be considered for employment equity.