2019 Summer Leadership Internship Program (SLP)

Deadline: February 1, 2019.

The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) is a unique political internship opportunity developed to invest in the future success of young people from across the country.

The program gives young people an opportunity to contribute to Prime Minister Trudeau’s team while gaining vital job experience serving in the offices of Members of Parliament, Ministers’ Offices, The Prime Minister’s Office and the Liberal Research Bureau.

SLP participants working with Members of Parliament may have a split internship experience by serving two months in Ottawa and two months in the Member’s riding. In some cases, SLP participants working with Members of Parliament may have an opportunity to work the full four months in the Member’s riding.

The SLP 2019 internship has been designed to develop learning objectives that are structured into the experience and guided by supervising political staff. The aim of the program is to balance the participants learning experience with the goals and responsibilities of the Member of Parliament.



They ask candidates to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Have fluent proficiency in at least one official language (English or French)
  • Have completed an academic or training program by Spring/Summer 2019 and/or not going to school in Fall 2019.
  • Able to travel and relocate to Ottawa or other regions across Canada for four months of the summer



This is a full time paid internship program.

1. Learn: Take on challenges and meaningful work assignments while learning about the political process from some of the best in the country.
2. Grow: Engage and participate in weekly educational training sessions geared towards developing and enriching your political and outreach skills, as well as your government and parliamentary knowledge.
3. Connect: Form connections with diverse nationwide interns, experienced political staff across government and Parliamentarians to build your professional network.
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