GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship

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Are you a young person passionate about politics and the environment?

Apply for GreenPAC’s Parliamentary Internship

GreenPAC is proud to announce the inaugural year of our Parliamentary Internship. Beginning in September 2018, in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment and other post-secondary partners, GreenPAC will place four young environmental leaders into MP offices from mid-September 2018 - mid-June 2019.

GreenPAC believes in promoting environmental leadership—no matter the political party. Intern placements will be in the offices of MPs from the Conservative, Liberal, NDP, or Green parties. Based on their preferences and interests, interns will be placed in the offices of MPs who are the most effective in advancing environmental issues on Parliament Hill.

Through this full-time, nine-month internship, interns will be provided a unique opportunity to get a deep day-to-day understanding of how Parliament Hill works, while working with Ottawa’s strongest champions for environmental policy and change. They will become well-versed in politics through policy research, communications, legislative affairs, and constituency work. Outside of the daily work on Parliament Hill, the interns will have the chance to meet environmental and political leaders, attend unique community events and networking opportunities, and will take part in outdoor experiences.

The internship will begin with an orientation in early September 2018 and will end in June 2019. Interns will receive a stipend of $20,000 over the course of the internship.

Leadership comes in many forms, and GreenPAC welcomes applications from young leaders no matter their level or type of education. In the interest of improving diversity among our decision-makers and leaders in Ottawa, we encourage people who self-identify as female, LGBTQ+, Indigenous, a person of colour, or having a disability to apply. GreenPAC is committed to equity and inclusion in the selection process for the Parliamentary Internship.

As of September 2018, applicants must be:

  • In the youth age range of 18-30
  • Permanent residents or citizens of Canada

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated passion for the environment
  • Community and/or political involvement
  • Educational and extra-curricular activities that relate to the environment
  • Bilingualism and involvement in political parties is not required, but is considered an asset

Please note: applications for the 2018-2019 year have now closed. Thank you to everyone that applied.

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