Meet the 2017-2018 Interns

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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.

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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.

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What is the Parliamentary Internship Programme?

Envisioned by backbench Member of Parliament (MP) Alfred Hales in 1969, the non-partisan Parliamentary Internship Programme (PIP) creates unique training opportunities for young professionals and recent university graduates, increases knowledge of Parliament, and provides MPs with skilled assistants.

During their ten-month tenure, interns shadow MPs to learn firsthand about the work that goes on in the House. They write speeches, briefing notes, research reports, and questions for question period. They visit their MPs’ ridings, author innovative research papers on Parliament and the work of MPs, and take part in unique legislative study tours within Canada and abroad. These internships are full-time, paid positions.

Over the past 48 years, PIP has supported 480 young Canadians and assisted hundreds of MPs. The growing community of PIP alumni includes academics, politicians, senior government officials, diplomats, journalists, union leaders, judges and leaders in industry and the non-profit sector. Their pooled experience and shared commitment to research and education create a unique opportunity.

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