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Students in the undergraduate program in International Relations are eager to apply what they have learned in their classes to real world situations. Hands-on experience in turn enriches their program of study. Below are some links to current internship opportunities.

Current Opportunities

Rural Education Institute of Mexico: Intern - Manager of Communications and Development

Rural Education Institute of Mexico: Programming Intern

Youth Challenge International - Click here for summer opportunities

Council of the Federation Youth Internship

The Council of the Federation Secretariat is now accepting applications from across Canada for its 2015/2016 Youth Internship Program.

The Council of the Federation Youth Internship Program is aimed at encouraging young Canadians to more actively participate in public policy development, public service, government, and political life. It provides young people with hands-on work experience and an opportunity to improve their understanding of how intergovernmental relations operate in the Canadian federation.

Located in Ottawa, this paid internship begins in July 2015 and continues for a period of 12 months. Applicants must be aged 25 and under, have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at a recognized university, and be legally able to work in Canada. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in Canadian politics and federalism, and be able to communicate in English and French.

The application deadline is May 7, 2015.

For more information and to download an application form, please go to our website at (

Social Science Summer Internship Program

Have you secured a summer internship?

If so, you may be interested in participating in the Social Science Summer Internship Program to earn a non-academic credit and have the experience noted on your transcript.

Students must:

The Job must:

If you are interested in having your position evaluated to participate in the program please complete the following steps:

Note: Additional Questions should be directed in person to Social Science Career Services (SSC 2040)