Take on challenges and meaningful work assignments while learning about the political process from some of the best in the country.
Engage and participate in weekly training sessions and workshops geared toward developing and enriching your political and outreach skills, as well as your government and parliamentary knowledge.
Benefit from connecting virtually with diverse SLP Participants from coast to coast to coast, experienced political staff from across government, and progressive Liberal Parliamentarians to build your professional network.
The SLP program is nothing short of amazing! Having the opportunity to participate meaningfully in the political process while gaining valuable work experience was incredible. The friends and mentors I made along the way were invaluable, but the real highlight was getting to interact candidly with some of Canada's most important elected leaders. The SLP program helped set me up for a career after I graduate, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
The SLP program was an exciting and educational way to put my previous experience with the Liberal government into action while advocating for my region. Throughout my time as an intern in the Halifax Ministers Regional Office I assisted with ministerial planning as well as engagement coordination, and ended up staying on in my role part time through my final year of undergrad! I recommend anyone who feels they can make a difference and has dreamt of working in government like me apply.
I really enjoyed my time as an SLP participant working for my local MP. I got to work on meaningful projects throughout the summer that took advantage of my existing skills while also helping me to build new ones. All the people I met through the program were extremely kind and I built relationships that will last a lifetime. Applying for SLP was one of the best decisions I made!
The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) has been a life-changing experience for me; it laid the foundation for my career in politics. As a recent political science graduate, SLP was an excellent opportunity to apply my knowledge and critical thinking skills to the realities of the Canadian political system. Throughout my SLP experience, my Member of Parliament (MP), staff and fellow SLP interns were a fantastic source for learning, support and career guidance. I had the privilege of working with Deb Schulte, who served as Minister of Seniors and MP for King-Vaughan. SLP provided me with the opportunity to write her speeches, take caucus meetings and attend local events. Only through SLP was I able to have these first hand experiences, to further my skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue a career in politics. I highly recommend the Summer Leadership Program because as Canada moves into a critical stage of the COVID-19 recovery, as an intern, it is an opportunity to be at the forefront of those issues, whether at an MP or Minister's office.
If you are looking to get involved in Canadian politics in a motivating environment with an experienced and welcoming team, the Summer Leadership Program is for you! This unique and enriching experience opened my eyes to the variety of career opportunities on The Hill and inspired me through its captivating speaker series. It is not only a chance to hear directly from the incredible minds that have shaped our government, but also an opportunity to have our voice heard and feel empowered. In addition to the wonderful memories and advice I cherish from my experience, I maintain contacts and valuable friendships that have been created thanks to the Summer Leadership Program.