Apply today – UCC Parliamentary Internship Program

Apply today – UCC Parliamentary Internship Program

Applications due January 19, 2020

December 19, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is very proud of our Parliamentary Internship Program, now entering its third year. By providing valuable opportunities for Ukrainian-Canadian recent university graduates to work on Parliament Hill, we are helping build the next generation of Ukrainian Canadian leaders!

With the election of a new Parliament, we are pleased to announce a special 4-month Parliamentary Internship opportunity in Ottawa starting March 2020. We are also planning on a program starting September 2020, with application dates to be announced in the new year.

“UCC’s Parliamentary Internship Program continues to give Ukrainian Canadian young professionals valuable experience and skills, and we are pleased that their talents are in demand on the Hill,” stated Ihor Michalchyshyn, UCC CEO. “We look forward to welcoming new interns for 2020 and encourage everyone to apply!”

In the past two years, four recent Ukrainian Canadian graduates have completed the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program, and have put their experiences, knowledge and acquired skills to use in meaningful employment.

Applications due January 19, 2020

To apply for the four-month internship position please visit the UCC’s website. And fill out the application. Applications are due by Sunday January 19, 2020.  Official academic transcripts should be provided and unofficial transcripts (date stamped) may be included in the application.

UCC will hold a special webinar in early January with former interns to help answer questions from potential applicants. To register and receive call information please email

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased that His Excellency Roman Waschuk, former Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, and his spouse Oksana Smerechuk will be honoured at a Tribute Dinner taking place February 1, 2020 in Toronto.

Proceeds from the Tribute Dinner will go to the Roman Waschuk & Oksana Smerechuk Fund within the UCC Charitable & Educational Trust, which will support the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program, as well as to the UCC Community Development Fund, which supports important community programming initiatives.

To learn more about the Tribute Dinner, please see here 

The renewal of the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program in the past two years has been made possible through the generous support of major donors, including the Shevchenko Foundation Ukrainian Canadian Veterans Fund, the Ukrainian National Federation and the Ukrainian Credit Union Ltd. We also sincerely thank and recognize the generous support of Paul & Adrianna Grod, Oleh & Bozhena Iwanusiw and many other individual donors. The full list of supporters of the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program is available on our website

Here’s what some of our former interns have to say about their internship experience

“Reflecting on the last 10 months, I have learned a lot about the political process in Canada and how Parliament works. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and donors for the invaluable opportunities that this internship has provided me with.” Larysa Lubka-Lewyckyj

“My experience with the UCC parliamentary internship has been incredible. Not only did I learn a tremendous amount about our country’s political landscape, I was also given the opportunity to provide my own ideas and research to shape policy. Furthermore, the experience and the connections I gained through this internship have allowed me to find a full-time position with the federal government. I would highly recommend this program to others who are still in the process of developing their career path. Thank you!” Ostap Woychyshyn

“The UCC Internship Program is an excellent opportunity for all Ukrainian youth – for those who were born in Canada and for others who immigrated here. I am happy to work in politics – the sphere of my education and interest for more than 10 years. After two months of internship I was hired by a Member of Parliament” Volodymyr Palagniuk


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