The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) is a unique political internship opportunity that invests in the success of youth in this country. SLP gives young people across the country vital job experience serving in the offices of our Members of Parliament, Ministers, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Liberal Research Bureau.
The SLP 2023 internship is a diverse and fast-paced work experience that has been designed to encourage participants to develop learning objectives that are structured into the program 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 Liberal Member of Parliament that you will be working with. 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 virtually and alongside political staff and other emerging young leaders.
When and Where?
Summer Cohort 2023
Program Duration: May 1, 2023 – August 18, 2023
Applications Open: January 9, 2023
Application Deadline: February 3, 2023
SLP 2023 will be administered as a hybrid internship experience (virtual and in-person), providing maximum flexibility to suit each office’s needs.
Participants asked to work from home will be working remotely and have a supervisor that you report to. You will be in regular contact with your supervisor/team via virtual methods such as video call, phone call, email and instant messenger.
Participants asked to work in person may be asked to work at the Liberal Member’s office in Ottawa or in the Member’s Constituency Office. Be sure to clarify this with your supervisor and arrange travel and accommodations to be ready to start working in the office after the first week of virtual training, on May 8, 2023.
We ask candidates to meet the following minimum requirements:
- Eligible to work in Canada
- Have completed their academic year (or other training program) so that they are ready to start the program on May 1, 2023.
- Have fluent proficiency in at least one official language (English or French)
- Have strong technological skills, knowledge of software such as MS Office and able to operate and work remotely
- Able to work full-time hours (must be your only employment for the summer) starting May 1, 2023 until August 18, 2023
How to Apply
You must submit a completed application form with your updated resume and complete contact information for two references.
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. Due to a highly competitive selection process, placements can be made up to the start of the program on May 1st.