Federal Government Volunteer, Internship and Employment Opportunities for Canadian Youth
(For more information, please visit: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Employment/Library/YouthOpportunities/index-E.asp)
Senate Page Program
Pages are responsible for numerous tasks associated with the legislative process. Candidates must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. The program offers a one-year contract term of employment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
Senate Student Summer Program
Eligible candidates must be full-time students at a secondary or post-secondary institution or be returning to full-time studies for the next academic term. Interested students should send their updated resume to email@example.com, indicating Student Employment Program in the subject box.
House of Commons Page Program
A one year, part-time employment opportunity for first year students enrolled at one of the universities in the National Capital Region. Duties include serving the Speaker, Chair Occupants, Members of Parliament and Table Officers by collecting and distributing official documents, answering telephone and delivering important messages to Members.
House of Commons Summer Student Employment Program
The House of Commons is currently accepting applications from secondary and post-secondary students to fill summer employment positions. Opportunities include office administration, operational work, information technology and research. Eligible candidates must apply online by March 30, 2012. For more information, or to submit an application, please click here.
Parliamentary Guide Program
Bilingual students with Canadian citizenship, enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program, are invited to apply to join the Parliamentary Guide team. Duties include welcoming visitors to Centre Block and answering their questions, interpreting Canada’s political history and legislative process, and adapting the content of tours to accommodate specific groups, including international visitors and children. To apply, please click here.
Library of Parliament Student Work Program
The Library of Parliament is currently accepting applications. Interested candidates should download and fill out the application form, found here. For more information about this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parliament Hill Boutique Summer Employment
Bilingual students with Canadian citizenship, enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program, preferably in the fields of marketing, retail sales and customer service are encouraged to join the retail clerk team at the Parliament Hill Boutique. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Parliamentary Internship Program (PIP)
Every year, 10 young professionals from across the country come to Ottawa to participate in the Parliamentary Internship Program and experience Parliament Hill from a non-partisan perspective. Interns work for Members of Parliament from both the Government and Opposition. For more information, please visit the PIP website.
Parliamentary Information and Research Service Internship Program
The Library of Parliament offers a paid internship program in its Parliamentary Information and Research Service (PIRS). The twelve-month program is open to Canadian university students graduating this academic year. By working for Parliament’s principal research service, successful candidates will gain valuable work experience in the policy and legislative process. Please click here for more information.
Canada-Ukraine Internship Program
This program gives students living in the Ukraine the opportunity to work and study in Ottawa. Please click here to visit the programs official website. All questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian Parliamentary Internship Program
This program places 25-35 students from various universities in the United States. Interns are placed in offices of Members of Parliament or the Senate. Duties include communications, office administration and research. The five-week program runs from May to June. For more information, please visit http://www.bakerincanada.com.
Canadian Summer Externship Program
This program provides American law students the opportunity to earn six academic credits during a six-week period from May through June. The program consists of two integrated components. Students will work in a field placement, supervised by either Members of Parliament or public lawyers. Additionally, they are required to attend weekly seminars on topics related to Canadian legal issues. Please click here for more information.
Carleton-Leeds Parliamentary Exchange Program
Senior political science students studying at Carleton University are eligible to apply for this exciting program which provides academic study and internships with Members of Parliament in Ottawa and London, England. For more information and to check if you qualify, please click here.
National Council on Canada-Arab Relations Parliamentary Internship Program
Canadians of Arab origin currently enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution are encouraged to apply for a six-week internship placement with a Member of Parliament. The program commences in May and ends in June. Interns will be exposed to the Canadian political process and learn about the challenges and opportunities the Canadian Arab community faces in the political arena. For more information, please click here.
Global Vision – Junior Team Canada
The Government of Canada provides funding for Global Vision, a non-profit national organization that aims to engage and develop the leadership skills of young Canadians (aged 16 to 25) through education and hands on experience. Junior Team Canada is one of the many youth opportunities offered by Global Vision. Youth delegates are selected in a nationwide competition to act as Canadian Ambassadors abroad. Eligible candidates must first attend a Global Leaders Centre – a full day, interactive workshop lead by global leaders. For more information about any of the programs offered by Global Vision, please visit: http://www.globalvision.ca/.