Library of Parliament Internship Program

The Library of Parliament offers a paid internship program in its Parliamentary Information and Research Service that is open to Canadian university students graduating this academic year. Each year, up to five interns will be selected for the 12-month program (September to August). The Parliamentary Information and Research Service provides parliamentarians with news, reference, research and analysis services, and is responsible for public education, outreach and visitor services on behalf of the Parliament of Canada.

This is your chance to participate in and learn about the legislative process, people and work of Canada’s Parliament. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain work experience in and knowledge of the policy and legislative process, the development of the Library’s products and services for parliamentarians, or public education programming about Parliament.

The Library of Parliament promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in its workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Qualified Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply.

Library of Parliament
Internship Program
September 2018 – August 2019
Annual Salary: $35,000

Positions are available in the following divisions:

  • Economics, Resources and International Affairs
  • Legal and Social Affairs
  • Public Education Programs
  • Reference, Current Awareness and User Services

To learn more about this opportunity and the work of the divisions, please visit the Library of Parliament Internship Program website.

Candidates must:

  • have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university by spring 2018;
  • be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  • have a strong academic record;
  • have an interest in Parliament, the public policy process or in public outreach and education;
  • be objective and non-partisan; and
  • possess good interpersonal skills.

Candidates retained in this process will be required to:

  • undertake an evaluation of their second language oral proficiency as preference will be given to candidates who can communicate orally in both official languages;
  • obtain a successful pre-employment screening; and
  • provide scanned or photocopied proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.

Additional Information:

  • This selection process is open to candidates who will have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university by spring 2018.
  • This staffing process will include a telephone interview and a second language evaluation.
  • Satisfactory references are an essential condition of appointment.
  • The Library of Parliament is committed to employment equity.

In order for your application to be considered, you must provide:

  • a completed application form;
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • a 200-300 word essay describing why you would like to be an intern at the Library of Parliament;
  • an example of your recent written work (maximum of 3,000 words);
  • an unofficial transcript of your university record; and
  • the names of three references and their contact information.

Indigenous candidates are invited to self-identify on the application form.

Apply no later than January 21, 2018 – 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Please quote Staffing Process 17-R-50 and send us the required documentation for the position.

Send us your application package:
By email:
By fax: 613-995-9582
By mail: 50 O’Connor Street
Library of Parliament
Human Resources Directorate
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9

Questions? Contact Human Resources at 613-617-0943 or

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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