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Embassy of Canada In Washington Internship Program, 2015/2016

The Embassy of Canada is offering Internship Program for applicants be enrolled in a program of study at a university or college in Canada or the United States. Preference will be shown to Canadian citizens. The program is intended to be a valuable educational experience which provides skills and knowledge for personal growth. Selected interns must complete a reliability screening before serving at the Embassy. The program is offered in all Winter/Spring, Summer and Autumn sessions.

Field of Internship: During the selection process, embassy match internship applicants with positions that correspond to their education and interests. They accept interns in these areas: Advocacy / Public Affairs, Commercial Policy and International Business Development, Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Energy & Environment, Event Production, Foreign & Defence Policy, Media Relations, Military Health Services, Public Works and Government Services, Science and Technology Policy, Trade and Economic Policy.

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Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider:
Embassy of Canada in Washington
Internship can be taken at:
USA (Washington, DC)

Eligibility: –Preference will be shown to Canadian citizens
-Applicants must be enrolled in a program of study at a university or college in Canada or the United States
-Be recognized as having full-time student status by their academic institution during the full period of the internship, and receive academic credit for the internship as part of their program of study.
-Selected interns must complete a reliability screening before serving at the Embassy.

Internship Open for International Students:  Preference will be shown to Canadian citizens.

Is this paid internship? No

Internship Description: The Embassy of Canada‡s Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to be involved in governmental affairs and to develop an understanding of the Canada–U.S. bilateral relationship. Interns may be asked to: perform research, attend hearings and seminars, draft reports, assist with event management, or other relevant tasks. The program is intended to be a valuable educational experience which provides skills and knowledge for personal growth.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: Internship sessions are Autumn : September – December, Winter/Spring: January – May, and Summer: May – August.

Notification: Applicants selected for phone interviews will be contacted by the internship coordinator or the position‡s supervisor within 6 weeks of the application deadline.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply online. To be considered for an internship, applicants must complete the Online Application Form which requires: Resume/CV, Letter of Interest, Academic Transcript and Two Letters of Recommendation

Internship Application Deadline: Application Deadlines are: For the Autumn Term: June 15, For the Winter/Spring Term: October 19, For the Summer Term: February 1.