Meet our Parliamentary Interns

In September 2018, three interns, GreenPAC’s Executive Director, and its newest team member piled into a car loaded with tents and sleeping bags, bound from Ottawa for Gatineau Park. This was no ordinary camping trip: it was a three-night orientation, in an unconventional setting, for GreenPAC’s inaugural Parliamentary Internship for the Environment.

This program brings talented, environmentally-conscious youth to Canada’s capital for a nine-month, full-time internship with MPs of all political stripes, who have demonstrated their own commitment to the environment. Come January, GreenPAC interns will be working with MPs from the Liberal, Conservative, NDP and Green parties. Interns will not only gain valuable skills and experience as they are immersed in the daily workings of the federal government, they will continue their learning off the Hill through workshops, leadership development training, and sit-downs with environmental champions.

Here is a snapshot of our current interns:

Mavis Chan

Mavis Chan obtained her Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University and her Bachelor’s of Environmental Studies in Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo. During her last year of undergraduate studies, she started an organization to engage the youth vote in the 2015 federal election. Her interests lie in climate change policy, democratic reform, and youth engagement.

As an intern for Will Amos (Liberal Party), MP for Pontiac, Mavis writes: