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External Award: Parliamentary Internship Programme

December 07, 2016

The Parliamentary Internship Programme will be accepting applications for the 2017-18 Programme.

The Parliamentary Internship Programme was established in 1969 through a Motion, passed in the House of Commons with all-party support, as a non-partisan program that would provide:

  • An outstanding work-study experience for Canadian university graduates in all disciplines 
  • Highly qualified assistants to be shared equally by Members of Parliament on both sides of the House of Commons
  • Build public knowledge of Parliament by conducting and disseminating research on Parliament and Canadian politics


  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status by September 5, 2017.
  • Hold at least one university degree by September 5, 2017.
  • Will be under 35 years old on September 5, 2017. 
Application Process:

To apply, please refer to

Personal Statement - Candidates must describe in no more than 350 words how they anticipate contributing to and benefiting from the Programme. 

Transcripts - Candidates must upload copies (in low resolution PDF or JPG formats) of each official transcript. Candidates chosen to participate in the Programme will be required to provide original hard copies of all transcripts identical to those uploaded before receiving a letter of offer.

Letters of Reference - Candidates must provide contact information for at least two referees who have agreed to write confidential letters of reference in support of their application. One referee must be academic and one must be from an employer. Candidates may identify a third referee at their discretion. All referees will receive email messages asking them to provide letters of reference in the application system before 11:59 PM on January 31st. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that letters are submitted.

Official Language Skills - Functional proficiency in both official languages is an asset. Successful candidates who need to upgrade their second language ability will be encouraged to do so before starting PIP.

Application Fee - Candidates must submit a $25 Administration Fee payable by credit card to the Canadian Political Science Association using a secure online payment gateway within the application system.

For technical difficulties or questions regarding the application process, please contact the Programme Assistant using our contact form available here. (Select "Application" in subject line).

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM

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