The COVID-19 pandemic: how is PIP adapting?

By Annyse Hawkins Ten months, ten interns, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience parliament during one of the most challenging periods the country has faced. The interns applied to the Programme while most of the country remained in lockdown, unaware...

Placements with partners

By Charles Bernard A snap election was called in late August to assess Canadians’ level of trust in how the government had managed the pandemic and its plans to move the country forward. Many viewed the election as a sign of slowly returning to normal—well, almost!...

PIP Orientation 2021

By Élizabeth Bergeron I met my fellow interns of the 2021–2022 cohort of the Parliamentary Internship Programme for the first time in front of the Confederation Building. Each one of us was more impatient than the next to kick off this unique experience. We were all...

Sponsor placements 2021

Since 2008, the PIP has taken advantage of the break in parliamentary activity caused by federal general elections to give Interns the opportunity to complete placements with Programme sponsors. This year’s sponsor placements ran from September 27 to October 29,...
Meet the 2021-22 Parliamentary Interns

Meet the 2021-22 Parliamentary Interns

Thanks to the inspiration and dedication of the late MP Alf Hales, the Parliamentary Internship Programme has offered more than 500 young Canadians the experience of a lifetime. The significant contributions of former interns to Canada and the international community...