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Employer on Campus: Ontario Legislature Internship Programme

January 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Virtual Information Session

Are you interested in Ontario politics? Are you a recent university graduate?

The Ontario Legislature Internship Program (OLIP) is a 10-month, non-partisan, paid internship offered to recent university graduates.

The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme was established in 1975 and is administered by the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) and supported by a financial grant from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. OLIP is a non-partisan organization and is not associated with the Government of Ontario or with any political party.

The Programme is designed to provide backbench Members of Provincial Parliament with highly qualified staff. In addition to providing practical experience in the daily workings of the Ontario Legislature, OLIP provides interns the opportunity to supplement their university training through regular academic discussions and by writing an academic paper on a topic of their choice. Interns also visit other legislatures in Canada and the United Kingdom to gain an understanding of how the political process works in different jurisdictions.

Each year, ten interns are selected from across Canada through a highly competitive process. The internship is based in Toronto, beginning in September, and concluding in June.

You are eligible for OLIP if:

  • You are a recent university graduate (within the last two years), or will graduate before September 2024.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status and have the ability to work in Canada.
  • Prospective interns should also demonstrate an interest in and a knowledge of the legislative process. While many applicants have a background in political science, we welcome and encourage applicants from all academic backgrounds.

The application requires a 600-word letter to OLIP’s Academic Director, a resume or curriculum vitae, an academic transcript, and three letters of reference. Two of the letters must be academic references.

All applicants must complete the online application form at: https://www.olipinterns.ca/apply-to-olip by January 31st, 2024.

Attending Representatives: 

Kaitlin Gallant, Ontario Legislature Intern
Stephanie Burgi, Ontario Legislature Intern

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