SAP SAP iXp Intern - Communications Specialist Job in Vancouver, Canada

Requisition ID: 183370

Work Area: Administration

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Student

Employment Type: Intern


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

What is SAP iXp?

SAP’s Internship Experience Project is a paid program that gives university students the space to find purpose in their careers. We believe that through placing passionate people on the right teams, providing leadership and learning opportunities, and working on impactful projects, purpose is born. Piqued your interest?

Three reasons to apply for SAP iXp:

• No more fetching coffee: Work on in-depth projects, emerging products and technologies that drive business results.

• Lifelong learning: Meet with mentors, make new friends, and attend learning sessions from diverse subject matter experts.

• Gain visibility: With iXp in your title, you’ll have a global network of SAP leaders, entrepreneurs, and career development opportunities at your fingertips.

What you’ll do:

• Position Title:Communications Specialist Intern

• Location: Vancouver, Canada

• Expected start date to end date: June 208 or September 2018 to May 2019

Purpose & Objective of Position

The Communications Specialist is responsible for providing top-notch internal and external communications for SAP Labs Canada. There are two internships available, both based in Vancouver to support SAP Labs Vancouver and SAP Labs Ontario. The successful candidates must have a breadth of experience in communications and a passion for connecting people with information in new and creative ways. You are an independent worker, but effective at collaborating with others and flexible to take on new and varied tasks required for successful site administration. You’re excited about the opportunity to build relationships virtually because while the majority of your team is based in Vancouver, the bulk of your stakeholders are employees based in Vancouver, Toronto and Waterloo.

Expectations & Tasks

  • You are the main internal communications support for SAP Labs Vancouver or SAP Labs Ontario

  • Work with the Managing Director’s office, Executive Leadership Team and Events Manager to deliver communications that focus on regular, consistent and engaging messaging for employees as well as advocating for the information needs of employees.

  • Create compelling and effective marketing collateral, including posters, digital signage and event branding

  • Channel your inner journalist to share great stories across Canada and around the world. Stories can be written or visual – we welcome your creativity!

  • Compile the weekly newsletters

  • Community Manager for internal collaboration portal, called SAP Jam

  • Turn great news into social media shareables

  • Provide administrative support for Managing Director office as necessary: handling correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, calendar scheduling and coordinating meeting logistics, etc.

  • Other communication/administration duties/projects as assigned.

Who you are:

We’re looking for someone who can challenge the status quo and likes to stay curious. You enjoy working on meaningful projects and are energized by lifelong learning.

Skills / Competencies

  • A great relationship builder, face-to-face, but especially virtually

  • Excellent communication skills including:

  • Fluent in both oral and written English

  • Business writing skills aimed at employees

  • Knowledgeable about graphic design and experience with Adobe Illustrator or similar. Photoshop, InDesign and Premier experience is a strong asset

  • Understand how to message across different lines of business and cultural boundaries

  • Able to turn ideas and concepts into visually relevant and effective material

  • Understand and can implement change management/communications initiatives

  • Excellent Word and PowerPoint skills. Basic Excel skills

  • Ability to interact and influence others

  • Welcoming of feedback and suggestions

  • Must be able to keep confidences with private and/or confidential information

  • Organized, detail-oriented and can manage time effectively with top-notch prioritization skills

  • Videography, editing and production are definite assets

Educational Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in (or pursuit of) Communications, Marketing or equivalent

  • This role is best for someone in their second co-op term, or beyond

  • Past experience in the tech industry is an asset

What you can expect from us:

• An internship packed full of events to ensure you understand our technologies, our competitive landscape, our culture and our leadership philosophy

• Community of mentors and volunteer engagement teams to join and lead

• Collaborative open-concept work environment in the heart of Yaletown

• Games room, fitness classes, massage therapist, and 24/7 access to onsite gym

• Well-stocked snacks, coffee, teas, sodas and candy



Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now .


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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