Fulbright Canada Alumni Internship Program

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About the program:

The Fulbright Canada Alumni Internship Program, co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, offers a unique opportunity for students, recent graduates , and young professionals to develop professional skills, network with prominent university figures and government officials, and develop a deeper understanding of the Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship. All candidates are welcome to apply, however, preference will be given to alumni of United States Government programs. Fulbright Canada is currently looking for candidates for two internship positions: a summer internship which begins mid-May and ends August 31st, and a 9-month internship which runs from September 1st to April 31st. Successful applicants will be placed at the Fulbright Canada office in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, for the defined period of the award. Interns will be able to fully immerse themselves in all that Ottawa has to offer: from meeting with other government agency interns, to tours of various Ottawa landmarks, interning in Canada’s capital offers a truly unique experience.

The summer intern will be involved with a wide variety of tasks based on their interests and varied skill sets, as well as the specific needs of the Foundation. The Alumni Internship Program for the summer semester provides a $5,000 scholarship to offset basic living expenses. Through their placement at the Fulbright Canada secretariat, interns will be involved in various activities related to the recruitment process, award management, partnership, event planning and the like.

The 9-month intern will experience the full cycle that is undertaken by the Foundation, gaining knowledge and experience in a variety of areas. The Alumni Internship Program for an academic year provides a $15,000 scholarship to offset basic living expenses. Upon arrival, the intern will be asked to participate in our annual Orientation program in Ottawa, which is designed to provide an introduction to Canada for our current Fulbright and Killam cohort. Through their placement at the Fulbright Canada secretariat, interns will be involved in various activities related to the recruitment process, award management, partnership, event planning and the like. The intern will be responsible for planning the spring seminar for our Killam Fellowships Program, with the exciting opportunity to finish their internship by traveling to Washington D.C. to experience the final product of their hard work with both the Program Officer for Students and the Killam cohort.

Eligibility:

The program is open to students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Preference will be given to Fulbright Canada alumni, as well as alumni from all USG sponsored programs.

Internship Sessions & Deadlines:

  • Summer internship: Mid-May to August 31st. Application deadline is March 1st.
  • 9 month academic year internship: September 1st – August 31st. Application deadline is June 1st.

How to apply:

To be considered for an internship, applicants must complete the Online Application Form, and email it, along with their resumé, personal statement and two letters of reference, to .

  1. Online Application Form
  2. Resumé
  3. Personal statement
    The personal statement (1 page) should state your goals and priorities, and why you are interested in an internship position at Fulbright Canada.
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation

Only complete applications will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact the program officer for alumni relations at .

Terms and Conditions:

The purpose of this program is to grow the skill sets of young professionals, provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, and allow for networking opportunities.

Duties will include the following:

  • Assume a series of responsibilities under the direction of their immediate supervisor unless otherwise directed (a job description of duties will be provided on arrival).
  • Complete all assignments and produce quality work.
  • Be presentable and exhibit a professional attitude at all times.
  • Perform general office duties.
  • Research, develop and write material for use within the Foundation, and assist with projects and public events.

Are you ready to start your journey?

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