Wall of Fame: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is on our Wall of Fame for offering a paid four month internship in their Ottawa office.

download the internship job description here

The Andrew Jackson Progressive Economics Internship pays $4,600 for the fall semester (September – December) for approximately 256 hours. The Intern will:

  • Research and review relevant academic and policy literature concerning income inequality in Canada;
  • Organize meetings with various AFB writers and contributors;
  • Review individual AFB chapters and the macro-economic framework;
  • Assist with other data analysis and report writing, as required. Some of this will be generic research assistance to David Macdonald.

We also received a very positive endorsement from Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, who held the internship in 2014 and is now a full-time researcher at the CCPA:

The CCPA is at the centre of the progressive policy community in Canada, and this internship is an incredible opportunity to develop the networks and practical skills to succeed in the non-profit sector. The organization’s national office in Ottawa provides a dynamic and supportive environment for young researchers to make their mark on a wide variety of pressing national policy issues.


Wall of Fame: The World Sikh Organization of Canada

Congratulations to the World Sikh Organization who is on our Wall of Fame following their advertisement for PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS in Ontario and British Columbia. The advertisement describes that in addition to assisting with research, drafting, and outreach, interns will gain new skills and receive mentoring. A great model to follow!

View the advertisement online or download the PDF.


Wall of Fame: War Child Canada

Congratulations to War Child Canada for posting a PAID internship at $16 per hour! The position is for 12 weeks and funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

View the War Child Canada Internship Advertisement Here

About the Internship

War Child is seeking a highly motivated, organized and enthusiastic individual to assist the Corporate & Community Engagement department with their fundraising activities, with a primary focus on events, celebrity and corporate outreach and research. Taking direction from the Director of Corporate and Community Engagement, this individual will help to increase War Child Canada’s profile and assist with fundraising activities through events, and corporate and celebrity related partnerships. The ideal candidate is a post-secondary student with a professional attitude and strong interest in Event Planning and Management, Fundraising and the Arts.

About War Child Canada

War Child Canada is a registered Canadian charity based in Toronto. Working with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice, War Child Canada also takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act. War Child Canada works in Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Jordan.

Wall of Fame: TrojanOne

The Canadian Intern Association would like to welcome TrojanOne to our Wall of Fame. As a company that hires and relies on 30+ interns every year, TrojanOne provides an excellent template for employers across Canada. TrojanOne has committed to the equal treatment of interns and has worked to improve their intern compensation from an honorarium received at the completion of the contract to an hourly wage given to all interns.


We spoke with TrojanOne’s Senior Manager of Recruitment Justin Orfus who provided us with some details about their program. Beyond providing interns with and hourly wage, TrojanOne boasts a program that hopes to combine ‘real world experience’ and education. Each internship is broken in to three or four month contracts beginning in January, May & September respectively. Interns are given clear training, expectations and feedback throughout their contract and most importantly an opportunity for full time employment. According to Mr. Orfus, “approximately one third of TrojanOne’s current staff are former TrojanOne interns”.’
To learn more about the program, visit:  http://www.trojanone.com/contact/internships/ 

The Canadian Intern Association cannot speak highly enough of TrojanOne’s efforts to fairly compensate interns and comply with Canadian employment laws. As a result, TrojanOne has set an industry standard for internships and earned a place on our Wall of Fame.

Adam Seaborn is a Film & Media graduate from Queen’s University in Ontario and a member of the Canadian Intern Association executive. He is currently applying for law school and seeking employment in television and new media.