Meet the 2019-2020 Interns

Meet Our Alumni

The record of achievement built by PIP alumni in the public service, academe, business, civil society, journalism and the legal profession is testament to the important role that PIP plays in developing the potential of exceptional young Canadians.

Message from Director

The ten interns will take part in one of the most comprehensive postgraduate work-study experiences in Canada. They will work closely with Members of Parliament on both sides of the House.

Staff and Contact


Dr. Anne Dance

Dr. Dance was a Parliamentary Intern in 2008-2009 and is the first female director in PIP’s 48-year history. She holds a BA (History) from St. Thomas University, a MA (History) from the University of Victoria, and a PhD from the University of Stirling’s Division of History and Politics, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar. Anne recently completed a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at Memorial University of Newfoundland. A Visiting Researcher at the University of Ottawa’s Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies, Anne’s current research topics include public space and the Hill, Winnipeg’s “Oracle of Wheat” E. Cora Hind, and histories of environmental reclamation.

Ms. Melissa Carrier
Programme Assistant
Senior Administrative Assistant (House of Commons)

Ms. Michelle Hopkins
CPSA Financial Officer

Mme. Silvina Danesi
CPSA Executive Director


To contact PIP staff, please email info(@) or call 613-995-0764. Please leave a voicemail message if we are unavailable.

You may also contact us by mail at:

Parliamentary Internship Programme
131 Queen Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6