- What are the goals of this internship program?
- Who is eligible to participate?
- Can this program be used as part of my placement requirement for my academic degree?
- Who is sponsoring this internship?
- How long is this internship?
- How much does the internship pay?
- How many intern positions are available?
- What are the job responsibilities of the intern?
- Where does the intern work?
- Will my moving expenses be paid?
- What documents are required with my application form?
1. What are the goals of this internship program?
This program is aimed at encouraging young Canadians to more actively participate in public policy development, public service, government and political life. It provides young people with hands-on work experience and an opportunity to improve their understanding of how intergovernmental relations operate in the Canadian federation.
- be 25 years of age or under as of the application deadline;
- have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized university; and
- be legally able to work in Canada.
In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate an interest in Canadian politics and federalism, and be able to communicate in French and English.
- monitoring the COF website to ensure information is up to date and accurate;
- drafting briefing notes and other materials;
- working on special projects;
- contributing to the planning and smooth-functioning of Council meetings and events;
- traveling on occasion throughout the country; and
- undertaking general office duties, as required.
- Your resume;
- 200-word writing assignment;
- A cover letter indicating your interest in the program; and
- Copies of all held university transcripts.