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Ontario Legislature Internship Program (OLIP)

OLIP is a non-partisan organization that is not associated with the Government of Ontario or any political party.  Interns will gain practical experience working for opposition and government Members of Provincial Parliament.  Running from September to June, the program involves meetings with important figures in public life, several trips to learn about other legislatures, and a $20,000 stipend.  

For more information, please visit their website


The Jane Goodall Institute - Uganda

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is undertaking a sustainable livelihoods project in Uganda, which aims to improve health, wellbeing, and livelihoods of local people while simultaneously conserving and restoring habitat for wild chimpanzee populations.  This project will benefit 3,500 people in 700 households, and create forest resourcse between two forest reserves, for both humans and chimpanzees.  JGI is looking for students to conduct research in the field, to monitor and assess the immediate and long-term impacts of the project on local communities and the environment.

For more information, visit their website.

Interested? Please contact:

Sophie Muset, Africa Programs and Office Manager
Jane Goodall Institute of Canada
Email: sophie [at] janegoodall [dot] ca
Phone: 416 - 978 - 3565

The International Development Research Centre Research Awards

IDRC offers these research awards annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university.

 As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted when competing for the award. During part of the time (often around 50%), you will be trained in research management through hands-on experience with your chosen program. You will work under the mentorship of a program officer.

For more information, visit their website.  Please note that these awards are for graduate or doctoral students only.

FairVote - The Center for Voting and Democracy, Washington, DC

FairVote's year-round internship program provides an opportunity for those with an interest in electoral reform and election research to work on substantive projects. Each intern is paired with a staff member to achieve specific goals, but is also exposed to the broader workings of FairVote—including legal work with law students, research, communications, advocacy, website development, fundraising, and blogging.

Please view the website for additional information.

Deadline: Rolling, applications accepted throughout the year.

Organization of American States (OAS)

The OAS Student Internship Program is designed for undergraduate, graduate and young professional students to allow them to work within their fields of study, while gaining considerable knowledge of the OAS, its activities, structure, and relations within the Hemisphere.

Application deadline: McGill students are encouraged to apply by mid-January.

For more information, please view their website.

Students without Borders (SWB)

SWB is a World University Service of Canada (WUSC) initiative that offers university and college students exciting volunteer learning opportunities during an academic term. Placements from a variety of disciplines are available in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ghana, Malawi, Peru, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

For current placement opportunities visit the SWB website.

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