The Ukrainian Canadian community wants to continue to play a significant role in shaping Canada’s political landscape and policies for decades to come. The UCC Charitable & Education Trust has established a paid internship program in Ottawa with Members of Parliament, where interns work on policy research, communications, legislative affairs and constituency work, and learn firsthand about Canada’s Parliament and all aspects of the legislative and governmental process.
Applications will be open between December 1 – December 31, 2023
About the Parliamentary Internship Program
The Parliamentary Internship Program was re-established in 2017 by the UCC Charitable & Education Trust, thanks to the generous support of the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada, including training by the Paul Yuzyk Institute for Youth Leadership, and many individual donors.
The renewal of the Parliamentary Internship Program by the UCC Charitable & Educational Trust was made possible through the generous support of major donors, including the Shevchenko Foundation Ukrainian Canadian Veterans Fund, the Ukrainian National Federation and the Ukrainian Credit Union Ltd. We also sincerely thank and recognize the generous support of Paul & Adrianna Grod, Oleh & Bozhena Iwanusiw and many other individual donors. For the full list of supporters of the Parliamentary Internship Program, please see here.
How to Apply
Characteristics and skills we are looking for:
– Recent graduates or young professionals;
– Legally authorized to work in Canada;
– Demonstrated interest in politics and willingness to learn;
– Critical thinking skills;
– Volunteer experience or community involvement;
– Strong oral and written communication skills in English;
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Current status as of November 2023
In this video Volodymyr Palagniuk, former UCC Parliamentary Intern, shares his program experience working on policy research, communications, legislative affairs and constituency work. Volodymyr now works in the House of Commons.
Testimonials from Internship Alumni
SUPPORTING THE PROGRAM
The UCC Parliamentary Internship Program is a program offered by the UCC Charitable & Educational Trust.
In order to bring more interns to Parliament Hill, we need the support of individuals and organizations to provide financial resources for the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program.
Click here to make a charitable donation to support the Parliamentary Internship Program through the UCC Charitable & Education Trust.
The UCC expresses its gratitude to all those who have generously donated to support the program this year, and foster a new generation of young Ukrainian Canadian leaders. Along with our major founding sponsor the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada, there have been many individual donors.
A full list of the generous donors to the Parliamentary Internship Program is available by clicking here.