Intern - Junior Research Analyst, Knowledge Center
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Toronto, ON
The opportunity

Are you looking to sharpen your research skills amongst a quality team of professionals?

We are looking for a curious and driven student who can make a significant contribution to our team of researchers.

With over 25 years of collective experience providing research to clients, our team has much to teach you; however, we also want to learn from you too. This experience will provide you with a solid foundation to build your career in corporate librarianship or as a research professional.

Who you'll work with

The Knowledge Centre (KC) is a small and collaborative group of professional researchers. We assist clients in our Investments Division by providing research packages that respond directly to their information needs. Our team works together in order to meet the shifting priorities and deadlines of our clients.

Much of this research work is related to investment opportunities that are being explored by our investment teams; however, all departments are served, meaning the topics covered can vary widely. You will work closely with the KC’s research team in a supportive role to address these needs.

What you'll do

Dig for information – quality sources and reliable information that can be used in analyses.
Conduct in-depth research to support the Knowledge Centre Analysts in their work for clients in the Investments Division. Research can be done on companies, industries, countries, or other themes or topics of interest.
Synthesis and writing of the findings. At times, this can involve data analysis and manipulation; knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint are helpful.
Data visualization and presentation
Update and refresh quarterly topical reports for clients.
What you'll need

To be a candidate for a MLIS or MI degree or another similar graduate level degree in information or research sciences.
To be an excellent oral and written communicator and have an interest in writing and synthesis.
To be a critical thinker and be able to evaluate information sources critically.
To be a strong team player.
A demonstrated focus on delivering high level client service.
A determination to explore and probe beyond the obvious, to answer complex questions.
Attention to detail and output.
A willingness to contribute ideas! We are looking for fresh perspectives and ideas to keep us up to date with current or emerging trends.
You should be enrolled in a co-op program or returning back to your studies after the work term is completed.
What we’re offering

At Ontario Teachers’, diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience.

There are also many learning opportunities available to students through various methods such as in person presentations, lunch and learns and through online learning which offers thousands of courses on a number of different subjects.

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

How to apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Submit your application online at and apply to requisition #xxx. The following documents are required to be uploaded with your application:

Cover letter
Copy of your transcripts
**Once your resume is uploaded, you may use the ‘upload’ button to attach more documents such as those required and outlined above.

You will also be invited to complete a pre-recorded digital interview as part of your application. This portion of your application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The deadline to apply for this role is June 28th, 2019.

Please note that as part of our eligibility criteria it is required you are available to begin on or before Sept 3, 2019 for onboarding and training purposes.

We thank you for applying, however, only those selected for a personal interview will be contacted. Note that candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.


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