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Job Posting: BC Legislative Internship Program

November 23, 2018
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The B.C. Legislative Internship Program is now accepting applications for 2020. An info Session will be held at SFU.

Info Session

Date: Monday, December 3
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: AQ 6106, SFU Burnaby Campus

​Background

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 (completed within the last 2 years) from a Canadian University.

Benefits to the Intern

The benefits of participating in the program are both educational and professional. Interns gain exposure to the field of public affairs during their ministry and legislative assignments. In addition, they are able to observe the daily workings of the Legislature and supplement their theoretical knowledge about the role of the provincial legislature and parliamentary democracy through direct participation in the daily routine of Members of the Legislative Assembly.

Arrangements may be made to obtain credit towards a Master of Arts Degree in political science at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia. To be eligible for credit, candidates must have made all necessary arrangements with the Graduate Student Advisor of the political science department involved, and must have been accepted for degree candidacy by the relevant graduate school prior to commencing their internship.

Applications

To apply to the B.C. Legislative Internship Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • B.C. resident;
  • Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status;
  • complete a first Bachelor's Degree from a Canadian university; and,
  • the first Bachelor's Degree requirements must have been completed within the immediate 2 year period prior to the start of the internship program.

Application is typically made online during the student's final undergraduate year; however, applicants must have completed all of their first Bachelor's Degree requirements prior to participating in the program. Applicants are expected to have a reasonable familiarity with the governing process of British Columbia and are expected to participate effectively in assignments with any party caucus.

All individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, age, or conviction for a criminal or summary conviction charge that is unrelated to the employment or to the intended employment of that person.​

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application is complete by the deadline date. This includes:

  • attaching their personal resume;
  • arranging for official sealed academic transcripts for all credits obtained towards degree completion - from both Colleges and Universities attended - to be sent directly to the B.C. Legislative Internship Program from the institution's Registrar office;
  • asking two (2) academic professors/instructors to electronically submit a confidential Academic Referee Evaluation form on their behalf using the applicant’s individual tracking number; and,
  • asking one (1) work/volunteer supervisor to electronically submit the Work/Volunteer Reference form by using the applicant's individual tracking number.

Please Note: All online applications and supporting documentation must be complete prior to the application deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

How to Apply.

Note:
All online applications and documentation must be complete prior to the application deadline of January 31, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.​

For more information, visit B.C. Legislative Internship Program website.

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