Spend your summer with LPC!

Are you a young Canadian with a love of politics? Are you passionate about serving your community, engaging with volunteers, and talking with Canadians about the issues that matter most? The Liberal Party of Canada is looking for hardworking young leaders to join Justin Trudeau’s team this summer, to help us continue to grow Canada’s Liberal movement from coast to coast to coast.

Whether it includes marching in the Vancouver Pride Parade, knocking on doors in Halifax, getting our message out to Canadians using social media, supporting our local Liberal associations in their communities, or learning directly from our campaign experts in Ottawa, an internship with the LPC is guaranteed to be an unforgettable summer! Our interns will have the opportunity to learn the foundations of organizing and campaigning directly from the people who paved our road to victory in 2015, and those who are already hard at work planning for the next election. With less than three years until the next general election, our team is looking for talented young Canadians to bring fresh and innovative ideas to the table.

You’ll gain valuable career experience, and get to know leading members of the Liberal team.

While every individual’s tasks and projects will be different, selected Liberal interns may work in areas including:

  • Communications and Media Relations
  • National Field – Campaigns
  • Social Media
  • Email Marketing
  • Graphic and Web Design
  • Local Field and Outreach
  • Riding Services
  • Party Operations
  • Finance and Accounting

Who: You! All Registered Liberals are encouraged to apply! We are looking for talented young Canadians from coast to coast to coast to work on Justin Trudeau’s team and become the next generation of leaders in the largest, most open, and most inclusive political movement in Canadian history.

Where: Most Interns will be placed in the Liberal Party of Canada National Office in Ottawa, and there also exciting opportunities available in our Regional Offices across the country. Please indicate in your application at least one city where you would be interested in working with our team.

When: Internship positions will run from Monday, May 1 to Friday, August 25. You must be available full-time for the duration of the internship.

This is a full-time, paid internship.

All applicants will receive an email of confirmation upon the submission of their application. Interviews will be conducted throughout the month of February and March. Due to a high volume of applications, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you to all who applied. Applications to the 2017 Liberal Internship Program are now closed. Look for applications for the 2018 Liberal Internship Program early next year!

Everything You Need to Know:

Are internships only open to students or recent grads?

As internships begin full-time May 1, all interns must have completed high school, but you do not have to be a post-secondary student to apply. We encourage all young Canadians to apply, and to highlight on your CV why you believe you would be an asset to the Liberal Party of Canada- whether that’s your education, your personal experiences, or your work history.

Where will I work?

Interns will be placed with Liberal Party of Canada teams across the country. This includes our National Office in Ottawa, Regional Offices in major cities across the country, and with Field Organizers who are laying the groundwork for the next election in communities from coast to coast to coast.

Where will I live?

It is the responsibility of the intern to find and finance their own accommodations while working in Ottawa or other cities where they accept an Internship.

What will be expected of interns?

The Liberal Party of Canada is focused on building our movement and connecting with as many Canadians as possible as we lay the groundwork for 2019. Whether it’s training our future campaign leaders, being involved in innovative and high-energy by-election campaigns, planning events in communities from coast to coast to coast, or speaking with Canadians about the issues that matter to them, this is an incredibly rewarding and fun place to work. We also work hard. The nature of that work may include the occasional weekend and evening work. Training, networking opportunities, and social activities with other interns will also occur throughout the summer. Interns will be expected to be in attendance at all official events. Due to the rigorous schedule of the program, it is not recommended that interns hold other positions during the program.

Who would make a strong person of reference?

Examples of strong references may include a Member of Parliament, past candidate, campaign manager, or volunteer coordinator, or Young Liberal campus club president. References from previous employers, or leaders of other organizations you’ve been a leader with or involved in would also be good to include.

Who can I contact for more information?

Contact us at stage2017internship@liberal.ca with any questions that have not been answered here. While we strive to answer all questions as quickly as possible, we receive a high volume of inquiries. Please note that we cannot provide updates on the timeline or status of your application at this time.