List of Canadian Internships

A government internship is by far among the most fulfilling ways of engaging with the Canadian government. We have shared some of the most prestigious internship programs from across the country, both partisan and non-partisan. We strongly encourage our Ukrainian youth to apply, and call on our community leaders to spread awareness about these programs.


We also invite you to consider applying for the newly-revived UCC Parliamentary Internship Program!




Liberal Party Summer Leadership Program (SLP)

“The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) is a four month unique internship opportunity developed to invest in the future success of young people from across the country.

The program gives young people an opportunity to contribute to Prime Minister Trudeau’s team while gaining vital job experience serving in the offices of Members of Parliament, Ministers’ Offices, The Prime Minister’s Office and the Liberal Research Bureau. SLP Participants working with Members of Parliament may have the ability to split their internship by serving two months in Ottawa and two months in the Constituency Office.

The SLP internship has been designed to develop learning objectives that are structured into the experience and guided by supervising political staff. The aim of the program is to balance the participants learning experience with the goals and responsibilities they are assigned in their respective office. Although each office will have a slightly different job description, we’re committed to providing participants with a meaningful learning experience where they will be able to learn, grow, and connect alongside other emerging young leaders who are passionate about our government’s agenda.”

  • Deadline: February 1, 2019


Conservative Internship Program

“The Conservative Internship Program is a unique opportunity to learn about politics, develop your skills as a leader, Conservative campaigner, and help to build the Conservative Party of Canada.

Interns from across Canada spend the summer in Ottawa working in a political office, participating in political training, and hearing from some of the sharpest political minds in the country.

 Many of our internship alumni have gone on to serve in senior roles within government and in the private sector.”
  • Deadline: January 26, 2018



Crestview Public Affairs Internship (Toronto and Ottawa)

Do you have a passion for civic engagement?

Do you want to learn more about how to mobilize communities and advocate for public policy change?

Do you thrive in fast-paced, diverse and energetic working environments?

We are Crestview Strategy, a public affairs agency.

We service clients in every part of Canada and abroad based out of our offices in Toronto and Ottawa.

We work with large companies, not-for-profits and industry associations on a wide variety of interesting and complicated issues, and we are looking for a talented, motivated individual seeking a new experience.

Crestview Strategy internships offer the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging, comprehensive files in Canadian public affairs as part of a team of experienced professionals from different background.


Parliamentary Internship Programme (10 months)

This Programme offers one of the most comprehensive postgraduate work-study experiences in Canada. For more than 46 years, it has given young non-partisan Canadians an unrivalled 10-month opportunity to work closely with Members of Parliament on both sides of the House and to contribute directly to public life through workshops with young Canadians and initiatives such as Samara Canada’s Everyday Political Citizen project.

Interns meet and discuss public affairs with some of the country’s leading thinkers and policymakers during brown bag lunches. As they study politics on the Hill, they are also given the opportunity to undertake comparative research thanks to study tours within Canada and abroad.

  • Paid internship ($2,300 stipend)
  • Deadline: February 6, 2018


Jaimie Anderson Parliamentary Internship

“Every year, we will provide three young Canadians with a four month (May through August) opportunity to work in the office of a federal Member of Parliament.

Each intern will be provided with a stipend of $2,500 per month, paid by the Internship program.

During the summer, the program will arrange meetings and discussions with people in the news media, politics, and business to help provide a rounded understanding of the political process in and around Parliament Hill.

MP’s will choose the nature of the work the interns will be assigned, which could include constituency case work, policy research, writing, and general office support.  The internship is not intended to be oriented towards partisan work, although we believe that positive partisanship is a constructive part of our political system.”

  • Paid internship ($2,500 per month)
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018


Parliamentary Guide Program

Being a Parliamentary Guide is a unique and rewarding experience. You will:

  • Meet interesting people from across the country and around the world
  • Practice your second language every day
  • Forge new and lasting friendships
  • Have memorable professional and social experiences
  • Learn about Canada’s Parliament while in Parliament!
  • Deadline: January 12, 2018


Jamie Anderson Parliamentary Program

The Jaimie Anderson Parliamentary Internship was created to honour the memory of a remarkable young woman who lost her life to neuro-endocrine cancer, at the age of 23.

One of the things Jaimie cared about was politics and public life. She grew up in a family that nurtured this passion, and she had the good fortune to work on Parliament Hill and make her own contribution to Canadian political life there. While she loved political debate, Jaimie also had an abiding respect for people of different points of view.

To honour Jaimie’s memory in an enduring way, an Internship has been created where each year, deserving young people are given an opportunity to work with a Member of Parliament for the summer.

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Legislative Internships


B.C. Legislative Internship Program

The British Columbia Legislative Internship Program was established in January 1976, patterned after the Parliamentary Internship Program introduced in the Canadian House of Commons in 1969. Faculty members of the then three major universities in British Columbia initiated the program. The program continues to be advised by the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and the University of Northern British Columbia.

The program is open to B.C. residents who have a recent Bachelor’s Degree from a Canadian University.

Deadline: The application intake period for the 2020 program will begin on October 31, 2018 and end on January 31, 2019.


Manitoba Legislative Internship Program

The Manitoba Legislative Internship Program was established in 1985 by the Manitoba Legislative
Assembly.  The program provides graduates of Manitoba’s universities or graduates of other universities who are
permanent residents of Manitoba with an opportunity to experience firsthand the legislative process
within the Manitoba Legislature.

In addition to being directly involved with the legislative process, the Interns participate in a series of seminars dealing with all aspects of the governmental process. The program also provides MLAs of the recognized political parties represented in the Assembly with competent and educated assistance in policy research and constituency work. It enables them to delegate some constituency and other matters to Interns and frees them to deal more effectively with the specialized and complicated legislative issues.

Deadline: February 14, 2018 for a September to June paid internship


Saskatchewan Legislative Internship Program [SLIP] (October-May)

Interns are assigned to elected members of the Legislative Assembly. The assignments are primarily with private members, but may include legislative secretaries.

Each intern will spend approximately three months with an elected member from the government caucus and approximately three months with an elected member from the opposition caucus.

  • Paid internship
  • Deadline: Unavailable for 2017-18 period. Check for information in early 2018 for program updates.


Other Internships (Recurring)


Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee [CJPAC] Fellowship Program (Year-long)

The CJPAC Fellowship is an intensive, year-long program that provides politically interested and active university students with the tools to engage further in our democracy.

The Fellowship program* trains 45 of the top pro-Israel, politically-engaged university students to become our country’s next generation of leaders. It also provides the opportunity for Fellows to enhance their understanding of all levels of government in the Canadian political system.

The program includes an exclusive national conference in Ottawa where Fellows meet with Members of Parliament, senior political strategists and receive advanced campaign training.**

CJPAC welcomes applicants from Jewish and non-Jewish communities, all political parties and every region of Canada. 

  • Unpaid internship
  • Deadline: October


Centre for Israeli Jewish Affairs (CIJA) Parliamentary internship Program (September – June)

CIJA’s Parliamentary Internship Program is an annual competition for university graduates with an interest in governmental affairs. The program provides Members of Parliament with highly qualified assistants, and gives university graduates an opportunity to supplement their knowledge of Canadian politics with practical, hands-on experience.

Ukrainian applicants are welcome to apply!

  •  Paid internship ($18,000)
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017


NATO Association Of Canada (NAOC) Internship Program

The Internship Program offers unique and challenging work for motivated individuals wishing to display their knowledge of NATO, international affairs, and Canadian defence. We provide interns with a platform to publish well-researched articles that communicate the importance of global security issues in the everyday lives of Canadians.

There are three Internship Sessions per year: January to the end of April (Winter Session), May to the end of August (Summer Session), and September to the end of December (Fall Session). The internship lasts for a duration of four months on a full-time basis .

  • Unpaid internship
  • Deadline: Recurring