About Us

Founded in 2012, the Canadian Intern Association is a national not-for-profit that advocates for intern rights. Our work focuses on law reform, education, and research.

Law Reform
  • Policy Proposals – We are a non-partisan organization that prepares Policy Proposals and participates in provincial and federal government consultations to lobby for improved workplace rights for interns
  • Government Relations – We meet with politicians, policy advisors and civil servants to discuss how labour markets and labour regulations affect interns
  • Legislative Drafting  We advise provincial and federal politicians aiming to improve intern rights with government and private member legislation
Education
  • Factsheets – We are currently developing Factsheets on intern rights that serve as an educational tool for students, interns and employers
  • Media Coverage – We promote education, law reform and research on internships by appearing in local, national and international media (check out our press pages)
  • Presentations – We regularly give presentations on intern rights at conferences and on college and university campuses
  • The Wall  We draw attention to problematic internships on our Wall of Shame and celebrate positive internship programs on our Wall of Fame
Research
  • Research Projects – We encourage students to explore issues surrounding internships by supporting their research and projects in areas like filmmaking, political science, law, journalism, and graphic design
  • Publications – We assist Masters students, PhD candidates and professors with their research regarding interns in Canada and internationally