2024 One Canada Policy and Advocacy Internship (Paid)

Deadline: May 12, 2024.

One work to ensure everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity. How? 

By bringing together activists’ voices and hard-hitting data and policy analysis. They use all this to pressure decision-makers to pass laws and take actions that will help tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive excellent benefits along with the opportunity to be part of an international organization and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.


ONE Canada is seeking 2 summer interns, eager to learn and contribute toward the monitoring and coordination of strategic policy and advocacy initiatives.

  • Monitor and analyze relevant political activity and national/international trends, predominantly at the Canadian federal level but also at any level that may be applicable to ONE’s scope of work.
  • Draft background documents for the development of ONE’s campaigns and policy agenda such as policy briefs, background notes on topics like global health, climate finance, international assistance, food security, jobs and economic growth and related topics
  • Coordinate with the Policy and Advocacy Manager to and contribute to the organization’s overall planning and accountability systems including reporting tools.
  • Support the Policy and Advocacy Manager to draft communications with Members of Parliament and their staff  
  • Collaborate with ONE’s partners and allies on policy matters, organizing coalitions and joint efforts where strategic.


This internship is part of the Canada Summer Jobs Program. To apply for this internship, you must be at least 18 years of age on the day of hiring, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The successful candidate will have or possess the strong potential to develop talents, aptitudes, skills and experiences in the following areas:

  • Genuine passion for ONE’s Policy and Advocacy priorities and areas of focus such as fighting extreme poverty and preventable diseases, in Africa in particular
  • Able to do background research on international development, global health and international climate finance
  • Experience supporting policy advocacy and citizen engagement particularly in Canada or in a similar parliamentary democracy Interest in being part of a fast-paced, young team that is working to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze public policy proposals.
  • Excellent team player with experience in coalition building, and superior interpersonal and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly in writing and in oral presentations to a range of audiences.
  • Ability to use data in shaping policy messages.
  • Proficiency at multi-tasking, working well under pressure and prioritizing a number of ongoing projects.
  • Self-starter who can effectively take initiative, work independently, and complete tasks in a timely manner.


This internship pays is 30 hours per week and pays C$20.00 per hour. The length of this internship is 12 weeks.

Apply through the OFFICIAL LINK

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