2018 The Parliamentary Internship Programme For Canadian Students 

2018 The Parliamentary Internship Programme For Canadian Students , and applications are submitted till January 31, 2018. Applications are invited for Parliamentary Internship Programme which is open to applicants who holds Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status. Interns will receive a $22,000 scholarship for a period of ten months (September to June).  Short-listed candidates will be invited for telephonic interviews in March. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Canada

Level: Internship

Field(s): Internship provides an opportunity to work closely with Members of Parliament, contributing directly to Canadian public life; to meet and discuss public affairs with some of the country’s leading thinkers and policy makers and at the same time, to study Parliament and the cut and thrust of Canadian politics.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Funded By: The Parliamentary Internship Programme is an initiative of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) that operates on Parliament Hill under the auspices of the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): The Parliamentary Internship Programme is targeted for Applicant who hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status).

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Known

Scholarship Duration: The duration of internship is ten months.

Scholarship covers: These are paid internships. In 2018-19, Interns will receive a $22,000 scholarship for a period of ten months (September to June). Their travel, accommodation and per diem costs will be provided during comparative study tours and, on occasion, they will be invited to attend sponsored events on a complimentary basis.


The Parliamentary Internship Programme was established in 1969 through a Motion, passed in the House of Commons with all-party support, as a non-partisan program that would provide:

  • An outstanding work-study experience for Canadian university graduates in all disciplines
  • Highly qualified assistants to be shared equally by Members of Parliament on both sides of the House of Commons
  • Build public knowledge of Parliament by conducting and disseminating research on Parliament and Canadian politics


The  The Parliamentary Internship Programme is open to all candidates who:

PIP is open to all candidates who, at the start date of the internship
(September 4, 2018):

  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status.
  • Hold at least one university or college degree.
  • Will be maximum 35 years old.


‣ The Selection Committee will review all applications completed by January 31st. Short-listed candidates will be invited for telephone interviews in March.

‣ Unsuccessful candidates will be invited to re-apply at that time.

‣ The final selection of the interns will be completed by the end of April.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants are required to apply via online.

Application Requirements

Eligible candidates must apply using the secure online PIP application system. Documents submitted in hard copy or in any other form will not be accepted.

All applications are strictly private and confidential.

Each candidate will be asked to submit the following documents to support their application:

  • Personal Statement: Candidates must describe in 400 words or less how they anticipate contributing to and benefiting from the Programme.
  • Transcripts: Candidates must upload accurate copies (in low resolution PDF or JPG formats) of each transcript (official or unofficial). Candidates chosen to participate in the Programme will be required to provide original hard copies of all official transcripts with identical information to that uploaded before receiving a letter of offer.
  • Contact information for letters of reference: Candidates must provide contact information for at least two referees who have agreed to write confidential letters of reference in support of their application. One referee must be academic and one must be from an employer. Candidates may identify a third referee at their discretion. The application system will automatically request letters of reference for each referee. However, candidates are responsible for ensuring that letters are submitted. The application system will notify applicants when this occurs.
  • Candidates will also be asked to provide the following information:
  • Contact details
  • Education, grants and scholarships
  • Employment experience
  • Extracurricular and volunteer activities

Please note: Candidates must submit a $25 administration fee payable by credit card to the Canadian Political Science Association using a secure online payment gateway within the application system.

Any candidate or referee having technical difficulties with the online application system should notify IT(@)pip-psp.org as soon as possible. No eligible application will be refused because of technical difficulties if notice is received prior to the submission deadline.  

  • For technical difficulties or questions regarding the application process, please contact IT(@)pip-psp.org.

‣ Internship Applications are due January 31, 2018.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about  The Parliamentary Internship Programme


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