Human Geography

Internship at Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry offers a variety of rewarding internship opportunities for post-secondary school students.

Science Horizons supports green jobs for youth by providing wage subsidies to eligible employers to hire interns in environmental and clean technology sectors.

Canadian Geographic takes on interns throughout the year at their head office in Ottawa. Length of internships range from one to four months, and aren’t necessarily five days a week or eight hours a day (although preference is given to applications who can commit to full-time or near-full-time hours). Canadian Geographic prefers students with either experience or interest in the environment, wildlife, history, culture and science journalism.

National Geographic, believe in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. National Geographic and partners regularly post internship opportunities in their careers section.

Imran Jaffer Internship is a summer internship Jones Lang LaSalle, a leading financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management.

The Global Affairs Canada International Youth Internship Program provides opportunities for volunteering overseas, domestically with an NGO, with the federal government of Canada, or within the International Development Research Centre.

Government of Ontario: Every year, the Ontario Public Service, related agencies and community groups, provide 5,000 students with jobs across the province. These jobs help Ontario students with limited work experience develop transferable skills, support their career goals and learn more about the Ontario Public Service. Explore the Policy related jobs available through Ontario Public Service Summer Student Program.

Government of Canada National Research Council: Develop your research skills vital for Policy work. The National Research Council (NRC) Student Employment Program provides students with practical career-related experience in research and development, library sciences, communications, marketing and other areas.

The Centre on Global Health Security periodically offers opportunities for students and graduates in public health, international relations, development studies, or a related field, and a demonstrated interest in global health who would like to gain valuable work experience in a policy institute.

Sandra Rotman Centre: Gain meaningful, hands-on experience in the diverse, interdisciplinary field of global health through Grand Challenges Canada’s Summer Student program. Each summer, Grand Challenges Canada welcomes passionate and driven students from a variety of disciplines to work as part of our team, through the Summer Student Program.

The International Center for Human Development regularly seeks interns to assist staff with ongoing projects in its office in Yerevan. ICHD’s Internship Program offers career-related work experience to students and other individuals interested in volunteering. Internships are set up on quarterly or a semester basis, but may be extended. Interns do not receive a fixed stipend. Upon successful completion of the internship, ICHD will provide interns with a certificate of appreciation and reference letter upon request.

Canadian Political Science Association: The Parliamentary Internship Programme was established in 1969 through a Motion, passed in the House of Commons with all-party support, as a non-partisan program that would provide: An outstanding work-study experience for Canadian university graduates in all disciplines; Highly qualified assistants to be shared equally by Members of Parliament on both sides of the House of Commons; Build public knowledge of Parliament by conducting and disseminating research on Parliament and Canadian politics.

The Council of the Federation: The purpose of the Youth Internship Program is to encourage young Canadians to more actively participate in public policy development, public service, government and political life.

Government of Canada: The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) provides full-time students with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills. Explore the Federal Summer Student Employment Program for policy related internships.

United Nations Association in Canada: In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the United Nations Association in Canada in partnership with the British Council Canada is proud to launch Active Citizens Social Enterprise (ACSE) in communities across the country. ACSE is a social leadership training programme that provides opportunity to young Canadians from diverse backgrounds, between 18-35 years of age, to learn about and experiment with social innovation through intercultural dialogue and community-led social development.  Recruited youth will gains skills to tackle local challenges that align with established Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets.

Amnesty International Canada offers occasional internship opportunities for students and recent graduates in London UK, and domestically in Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver. Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization focused on human rights focused on research and generating action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.