*Photos shown on the SLP site reflect the SLP experience prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the program was put on hold in the summer of 2020, SLP 2021 was administered as a unique virtual internship following all Public Health guidelines and safety measures, as directed at the time.*

Overview

Are you interested in progressive politics? Do you wonder what it would be like to work in politics first-hand? Are you looking for a unique opportunity to make a difference in your community and your country? This is the internship for you!

The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) is a unique political internship developed to invest in the future success of young leaders from coast to coast to coast.

SLP provides young people an opportunity to contribute to Prime Minister Trudeau’s team while gaining vital job experience serving in the offices of Liberal Members of Parliament, Ministers’ Offices, The Prime Minister’s Office and the Liberal Research Bureau. At the same time, SLP gives our Liberal government an opportunity to learn from the young leaders of today.

The SLP 2022 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 who are passionate about promoting the Liberal government’s agenda.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and in order to ensure we follow all public health and safety measures to keep safe, the Summer Leadership Program 2022 will be administered as a hybrid internship experience offering work placements remotely and in-person, where permitted by public health measures. Opportunities for in-person placements will be assessed based on direction provided by regional and local public health authorities throughout the duration of the 2022 program.

When and Where?

Summer Cohort 2022

Program Duration: May 2, 2022 – August 19, 2022

Applications Open: December 7, 2021

Application Deadline: January 21, 2022

Internship Location

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and to ensure we follow all public health and safety measures to keep safe, the Summer Leadership Program 2022 will be administered as a hybrid internship experience offering work placements remotely and in-person, where permitted by public health measures.

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 9, 2022.

Eligibility

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 2, 2022.
  • 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 2, 2022 until August 19, 2022

How to Apply

You must submit a completed application form with your updated resume and complete contact information for two references.

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. Due to a highly competitive selection process, placements can be made up to the start of the program on May 2nd.