As part of TCVM’s ongoing efforts to connect Canadian Muslims to become politically engaged and involved in all levels of government, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Youth Internship Program
YIP is a paid political internship specifically designed to offer Canadian Muslim post-secondary students the opportunity to build professional and political experience, and gain skill and knowledge that will prepare them for future employment.
This is a paid internship opportunity that runs from May to August 2018. Interns are to commit 35 hours per week, fully engaging in all program events, development opportunities and volunteering activities. This may include, and is not limited to banking, canvassing, event planning as well as working on several TCMV initiatives.
To qualify for the internship, applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 30, be post-secondary students with a good academic standing, and able to provide 3 professional references. Experience in a political party at any government level is a plus.
To apply, email the items below to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Application”
- Personal statement which outlines your political party preference
- 3 professional or academic references
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How long is the program?
The internship program runs for 16 weeks. Placements will begin the first week of May and will end the 2nd week of August.
When is the last date for accepting applications?
The deadline for applications is Jan 30th, 2018.
What are the requirements for this internship position?
To qualify for the internship, applicants must be between the ages of 19 to 30, be post-secondary students, have good academic standing and should be able to provide 3 professional or academic references. Experience in a political party (at all 3 levels of government) is a plus.
How do I apply?
To apply, email us at email@example.com with the following documents:
- Resume or CV (1 page maximum)
- Personal Statement
- 3 Professional or Academic References
Do I need to be Muslim to apply?
No. As long as you meet the requirements of the program, YIP is open to all.
When do I hear back?
Our selection committee will reach out to applicants selected for an interview within 2-4 weeks of the application deadline.
How many people are selected for each cohort?
Each cohort will consist of 9 interns. This is subject to change for future placements.
Where will my placement be?
The internship placement is with The Canadian-Muslim Vote. You will have the opportunity to work on the Get Out The Vote Campaign as well as within your respective community to prepare for the election. As part of your placement, you will have the opportunity to volunteer with the party of their choice to learn about what happens behind the scenes of an election campaign.
Do I need special skills to apply?
If all the requirements for the applications are met, no special skills are required but they are appreciated. Please indicate any qualifications you possess in your personal statement.
Do I need previous political experience to be considered?
While no political experience is required, it is an asset. An understanding of the inner workings of provincial government would be highly beneficial.
Will I be trained prior to the placement?
Yes. Interns will be trained on all areas which will be relevant to their positions and will undergo a thorough training process.
If not selected for the program, can I still get involved with political parties for the upcoming provincial election?
Yes, please contact us and inform us of the party you’d like to volunteer with and we will connect you with a representative of the party of your choice.