Are you interested in progressive politics? Do you wonder what it would be like to work in politics first-hand? Are you looking for a unique opportunity to make a difference in your community and your country? This is the internship for you!

The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) is a unique political internship opportunity that invests in the success of youth in this country. SLP gives young people across the country vital job experience serving in the offices of our Members of Parliament, Ministers, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Liberal Research Bureau.


The SLP 2024 internship is a diverse and fast-paced work experience that has been designed to encourage participants to develop learning objectives that are structured into the program 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 Liberal Member of Parliament that you will be working with. Although each office will have a slightly different job description, we are committed to providing participants with a meaningful learning experience where they will be able to learn, grow, and connect virtually and alongside political staff and other emerging young leaders.



Summer Cohort 2024


Program Duration: May 6, 2024 – August 23, 2024


Applications Open: December 20, 2023


Application Deadline: February 9, 2024 (Extended*)



For 2024, SLP will be returning to being a primarily in-person experience. This year, participants must be in Ottawa for the first 8 weeks of the program (May 6 – June 28). The second half of the program (July 2 – August 23) will have different options for virtual, in-person, or hybrid experience, depending on the office and position. Be sure to clarify this with your supervisor so you can arrange travel and accommodations to fit your specific situation.



We ask candidates to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Have completed their academic year (or other training program) so that they are ready to start the program on May 6, 2024.
  • Have fluent proficiency in at least one official language (English or French)
  • Able to work full-time hours (must be your only employment for the summer) starting May 6, 2024 until August 23, 2024

How to Apply


You must submit a completed application form with your updated resume and complete contact information for two references.


Successful Candidates


Internship placements in the Summer Leadership Program are highly competitive. We take the time to review and evaluate each and every application from many highly qualified candidates and ensure the best internship experience for all selected participants. If you are selected during this process, you will be contacted for an interview. Only successfully selected candidates will be contacted.