Government of Canada Internships
(including Volunteer Work)
- Canadian Conservation Institute, Curriculum Internships and Paid Post-graduate Internships
The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is an agency of the Department of Canadian Heritage, with the mission to promote the proper care and preservation of Canada's cultural heritage and to advance the practice, science and technology of conservation. The CCI offers curriculum internships and paid post-graduate internships that provide learning opportunities for the conservation community in Canada and abroad. The objective of the curriculum internship program is to provide professional development opportunities for Canadian and international postsecondary students who are completing programs in conservation or related scientific fields. The post-graduate internships are designed for Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who have recently completed a degree program from a recognized university or a two-year diploma program from a recognized postsecondary college in a specialization related to conservation.
Canadian Conservation Institute
1030 Innes Road
Phone: (613) 998-3721
Toll Free: 1-866-998-3721
- Canadian Mission to the European Union
The Mission of Canada to the European Union offers internships in Brussels, Belgium to Canadian citizens who have recently graduated from university. The internship program is intended to provide participants with practical insight into the conduct of Canadian diplomacy in Europe, the issues at stake in the Canada-European Union relationship, and the process of European integration in general.
Mission of Canada to the European Union
Avenue de Tervueren 2
Phone: +32 0(2) 741 0660
Fax: +32 0(2) 741 0629
- Canadian Political Science Association, Parliamentary Internship Programme
The Canadian Political Science Association is a non-governmental organization that encourages and develops political science and defends the interests of political scientists. Its Parliamentary Internship Programme offers young Canadians the opportunity to learn about parliamentary government and federal politics firsthand by working for Members of Parliament of all parties.
Parliamentary Internship Programme
131 Queen Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 995-0764
Fax: (613) 995-5357
- Department of Canadian Heritage, Young Canada Works Program
The Department of Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians. Its Young Canada Works program offers internships for college and university graduates to help them build career-related skills and abilities. Applicants can choose between an internship abroad focused on building linguistic capabilities, and an internship in Canada or abroad entirely dedicated to heritage.
15 Eddy Street
- Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, International Experience Canada Program
The Government of Canada's Department of Citizenship and Immigration provides opportunities for young Canadians to travel, learn and work abroad. Canada has negotiated reciprocal temporary work permits with several countries for Canadians between the ages of 18 and 35. These permits cover working holidays, student work abroad programs, international co-op placements and young professional/young worker opportunities. The International Co-op Internship is for students who intend to complete a work placement or internship abroad to meet the requirements of their academic curriculum.
Toll Free: 1-877-461-2346
- Embassy of Canada in Washington
The Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC offers internships in several areas to Canadian and American university and college students. The internships are designed to provide students with an opportunity for involvement in governmental affairs, and to provide a general understanding of the Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship through the dynamics at work in the embassy. The internships are on a volunteer basis.
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 682-1740
Fax: (202) 682-7726
- Environment Canada, Science Horizons Youth Internship Program
Environment Canada is a department of the Government of Canada with the mandate to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, forecast weather and environmental change, and coordinate environmental policies and programs. Its Science Horizons Youth Internship Program offers promising young scientists and postsecondary graduates hands-on experience working on environmental projects under the mentorship and coaching of experienced scientists and program managers. Internships lasting 6 to 12 months are awarded across Canada.
10 Wellington, 23rd Floor
Phone: (819) 997-2800 Toll Free: 1-800-668-6767
- Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)
The IYIP gives young Canadian postsecondary graduates the opportunity to apply their knowledge, gain work experience and develop skills in various sectors through international development work. The internship consists of a minimum six-month placement in a developing country.
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Phone: (613) 944-4000
Toll Free: 1-800-267-8376
Fax: (613) 996-9709
- Government of Canada, Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
FSWEP is the primary vehicle through which Canadian federal government departments and agencies recruit students. The program is aimed at full-time secondary and postsecondary students. The prime objective of FSWEP is to provide students with work experience related to their field of study and to provide them with learning opportunities. The core of the program is a computerized national inventory of students seeking a job with the federal public service. Non-Canadians may apply for jobs under FSWEP, however priority will be given to Canadian citizens.
- Industry Canada, Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP)
TWEP hires students and recent graduates from college/university information technology programs. TWEP offers paid, practical, first job experience in Computers for Schools (CFS) repair centres throughout Canada for a maximum of 52 weeks. CFS is a federal government-led program that collects, repairs and refurbishes donated surplus computers and distributes them to schools, public libraries and not-for-profit learning organizations throughout Canada.
Computers for Schools Program
235 Queen Street, 6th Floor
Toll Free: 1-888-636-9899
Fax: (613) 957-1201
- Industry Canada, Youth Internships
Industry Canada provides information and communication technology internships at community access sites for young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 30. Interns help individuals, community organizations and small businesses to improve their knowledge and effective use of the Internet and related information technologies.
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Phone: (613) 954-5031
Toll Free: 1-800-328-6189
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Science and Technology Internship Program
NRCan is a department of the Government of Canada that works to ensure the responsible development of Canada's natural resources, including energy, forests, minerals and metals. Its Science and Technology Internship Program provides an opportunity for recent graduates in science or engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experience. Interested youth are encouraged to market themselves directly to eligible partners of NRCan as possible candidates for internships under this program.
Program Coordinator, Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP)
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street, 13th Floor
Canada K1A 0E4
Phone: (613) 996-6199
Toll Free: 1-877-996-6199