GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship


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

Apply for GreenPAC’s Parliamentary Internship

Going into its second year, the GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment offers young leaders (aged 18-30), who are passionate about the environment and politics, the chance to gain invaluable training and experience from Canada’s top environmental champions on Parliament Hill. The program runs from September 2019 to June 2020, and includes a monthly stipend.

For the first two months of the program, Interns will be involved in a national, non-partisan public engagement strategy in the lead up to the 2019 federal election – one of the most exciting times in politics. From November to June, each Intern will be placed full-time in the Parliament Hill office of a Member of Parliament (MP) who has a proven record of environmental leadership. Reflecting GreenPAC’s commitment to nonpartisanship, host MPs come from across the political spectrum and from every major political party. During this time, Interns will gain a deep, day-to-day understanding of the federal government, becoming well-versed in policy research, legislative affairs, communications and constituency work while also supporting Ottawa’s strongest champions for the environment. Outside the office, Interns will meet leaders from the nonprofit and business sectors, attend exclusive events and take part in a broad range of leadership development programming.

As change comes in many forms, GreenPAC welcomes applications from young leaders no matter their level or type of education. We particularly encourage individuals 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 all stages of its selection process. If you have any questions or require reasonable accommodations during the application process, please contact prior to the application deadline.

As of September 2019, applicants must be:

  •       Between the ages of 18-30
  •       Eligible to work in Canada

Selection criteria:

  •       Demonstrated leadership and passion for the environment through educational, employment and/or extra-curricular activities related to the environment
  •       Community and/or political engagement
  •       Involvement in Canadian political parties is considered an asset, but not required
  •       Bilingualism in French and English is considered an asset, but not required.

Applications for the 2019-2020 Parliamentary Internship will be open soon. Sign up for email updates to be notified as soon as we start recruitment.  

The Parliamentary Internship is made possible thanks to the generous support from:

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