Intern, Fundraising Events

Be a part of Canada’s #1 charity devoted to our Olympic Athletes and high performance sport.  The Canadian Olympic Foundation (Foundation) is a national charitable organization created by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). The Foundation’s Mission is to generate philanthropic support to meet the technical, scientific, medical and coaching needs of Canada’s high performance sport system and assist Canada’s athletes in becoming ambassadors for sport, healthy living and the pursuit of excellence across the nation. The Canadian Olympic Foundation is the only official, sanctioned charity of the Olympic movement in Canada.

Established in 2007, the Canadian Olympic Foundation has granted over $57 million to high-performance sport partners across Canada, including the Canadian Olympic Team, national sport federations, the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, and the Canada Games Council.

The dynamic fundraising team at the Canadian Olympic Foundation is seeking a competent, self-starting, passionate and strategic-thinking individual to assist in the coordination and execution of the Foundation’s events portfolio.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Philanthropic Event Support

  • Assist in the creation of a new signature event, including, but not limited to;
    • Concept and event plan
    • Venue research
    • Development of audio visual, décor, food and beverage, entertainment, travel, and accommodations needs for events
  • Support Event Staff on site
  • Support stewardship, cultivation, and community events
  • Arranging shipping of event supplies and materials to/from event sites
  • Organizing event materials and assisting with the development of post-event reports
  • Assisting in administrative duties as pertains to each event
  • Other duties as assigned by the Philanthropic Manager, Event Giving


  • Must be enrolled in a degree or diploma program in Event Management, Marketing or Fundraising that requires an internship
  • Self-starter, motivated and takes initiative
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence in dealing with timely or sensitive issues
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work positively in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset
  • Some weekend work and travel may be required; lieu days will be provided for any weekend days worked

This internship will run from January 2019 – April 2019. Flexible working hours will be considered, with a minimum of 24 hours (the equivalent of three work days) per week. Please indicate your availability on your application. This internship will be placed at the Foundation’s Toronto office at: 250 Yonge St., Suite 3000, Toronto Ontario, M5B 2L7

This internship is a non-paid position for current students. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Please send all cover letters and resumes by November 23, 2018 to citing the position title in the subject line.  No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.