The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) is a unique political internship opportunity developed to invest in the future success of young people from across the country.
The program gives young people an opportunity to contribute to Prime Minister Trudeau’s team while gaining vital job experience serving in the offices of Members of Parliament, Ministers’ Offices, The Prime Minister’s Office and the Liberal Research Bureau.
SLP participants working with Members of Parliament may have a split internship experience by serving two months in Ottawa and two months in the Member’s riding. In some cases, SLP participants working with Members of Parliament may have an opportunity to work the full four months in the Member’s riding.
The SLP 2020 internship has been designed to develop learning objectives that are structured into the experience and guided by supervising political staff. The aim of the program is to balance the participants learning experience with the goals and responsibilities of the Member of Parliament. Although each office will have a slightly different job description, we are committed to providing participants with a meaningful learning experience where they will be able to learn, grow and connect alongside other emerging young leaders who are passionate about promoting the Liberal government’s agenda.
How to Apply : You must submit a completed application form with you updated resumed and complete contact information for two references.
Location : Internship opportunities may be based in Ottawa and in member’s ridings across the country. Internship opportunities with a Member of Parliament may be split by serving two months in Ottawa and two months in the riding of a Member of Parliament.
Eligibility : We ask candidates to meet the following minimum requirements:
- Eligible to work in Canada
- Have fluent proficiency in at least one official language (English or French)
- Have completed an academic term or training program by Spring/Summer 2020.
- Able to travel and relocate to Ottawa or other regions across Canada for four months of the summer
Successful candidates : Internship placements in the Summer Leadership Program are highly competitive. We take the time to review and evaluate each and every application from many highly qualified candidates and ensure the best internship experience for all selected participants. If you are selected during this process, you will be contacted for an interview. Only successfully selected candidates will be contacted.