Ontario Legislature Internship Programme 2024-2025 (Paid position)

Deadline: January 31, 2024

Applications are open for the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme 2024-2025. Each year, eight to ten interns are selected from across Canada through a highly competitive process. Internships are based in Toronto, begin each September and last for 10 months.

The Programme is open to Canadian citizens who have recently graduated from a Canadian university. Prospective interns should also demonstrate an interest in and a knowledge of the legislative process. While many applicants have a background in political science.

The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme is a nonpartisan programme. Nonpartisanship means not being affiliated with a political party, or publicly endorsing positions on matters of public policy. Since OLIP interns will work with both government and opposition MPPs, they are expected to remain politically neutral in a variety of political settings.


  • Interns are paid $2,700+ monthly plus an additional $1,000 paid upon completion of their academic paper. While OLIP’s stipend is not taxed, depending on your circumstances, you may be taxed upon filing your income taxes.


OLIP is open to all candidates who, at the start of the internship:

  • Hold Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residency;
  • Hold at least one university degree, from which you graduated in the last two years;
  • Are available to work full-time from September to June.


The application requires the following:

  • A letter to the Academic Director explaining why you would like to be an intern (600 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript (Official or Unofficial)
  • Three References – they recommend two academic references and one other. You will need to provide email addresses for your referees. They will be asked to upload their letter to an online system. Two of the three references must be received by February 7 in order for your application to be considered complete.

For more information, visit OLIP.