Undergraduate Internships

Current students

Jaimie Anderson Parliamentary Internship (Ottawa)

  • Interns will undertake a four month (May through August) paid internship in the office of a federal Member of Parliament.
  • Open to Canadian students in any recognized undergraduate or graduate degree university program.
  • Application details

The Canadian Press Summer Internship (Toronto/Montreal)

  • Interns will work with Canada's trusted news leader to gain invaluable training in journalism.
  • Open to current students and recent graduates of an undergraduate program in Canada.
  • Application details

The NATO Association of Canada (Toronto)

  • Interns will 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 - April (Winter Session), May - August (Summer Session), and September - December (Fall Session).
  • Open to young Canadians between the ages of 18-30.
  • Application details

AIESEC (Locations Vary)

  • Interns have the opportunity to learn or utilize skills in startups, NGOs and other community development projects.
  • The Global Talent and Global Entrepreneur programs are open to both undergraduates and graduates with some work experience.
  • Find out more about AIESEC or access the Opportunities Portal

The Atlantic Council (Washington, DC)

  • Interns provide important research and logistical support to their respective Centers. Areas researched by summer interns include: international security, regional affairs, NATO and more.
  • Open to students in their third year or beyond, with at least a 3.0 GPA. Interns must be eligible to work in the US.
  • More information on the Atlantic Council and their internship database

Embassy of Canada Internship Program (Washington, DC)

  • Interns will be involved in governmental affairs and to develop an understanding of the Canada–U.S. bilateral relationship.
  • All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a program of study at a university or college in Canada or the United States.
  • Application details

Saskatchewan Legislative Internship Program (Regina)

  • Interns will use their theoretical knowledge of government and parliament in a practical setting.
  • Open to third- and fourth-year students at universities across Canada, who are permanent residents of Saskatchewan.
  • Application details

Recent graduates

The Canada West Foundation Jim Hume Program (Calgary)

  • Interns will interns conduct public policy research and engage citizens in the public policy process.
  • Open to graduates of a bachelor's degree program.
  • Application details

International Youth Internship Program (Ottawa)

  • Interns gain professional experience through international development work.
  • Open to those between 19-30 who are post-secondary graduates.
  • Application details  

BC Legislative Internship Program (Victoria)

  • Interns supplement their academic training by observing the daily workings of the Legislature first-hand and by providing Members of the Legislative Assembly with additional assistance during the parliamentary session.
  • Open to recent graduates from BC universities or permanent residents of BC.
  • Application details

Parliamentary Internship Program (Ottawa)

  • Interns work full-time for both an opposition and government Member of Parliament. During their internship, Parliamentary interns meet with senior policymakers, diplomats, journalists, scholars, politicians, and leaders in civil society.
  • Open to Canadians or permanent residents of Canada who are post-secondary graduates.
  • Application details

Ontario Legislative Internship Program (Toronto)

  • Interns gain practical experience with the daily workings of the Ontario Legislature.
  • Open to recent graduates who are permanent residents of Ontario.
  • Application details

Municipal Internship Program (Locations Vary, Alberta)

  • Interns gain first-hand, real-life, practical experience and training in municipal government.
  • For recent graduates from a post-secondary degree or diploma program in any discipline.
  • Program information and application

Alberta Public Service Policy Internship Program (Edmonton)

  • Interns work on public policy initiatives that impact Albertans, to prepare for a future career in public policy.
  • Open to recent graduates from a post-secondary institution (within the last 2 years) with a related degree.
  • Program information and application

Manitoba Legislative Internship Program (Winnipeg)

  • Interns experience firsthand the legislative process within the Manitoba Legislature.
  • Open to For recent graduates from Manitoba universities or permanent residents of Manitoba.
  • Application details