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Internship Program

Council interns 2012-2013

Important note: The Council is currently accepting applications for the summer 2016 session of the internship program. We are accepting applications from now until April 30, 2016. Please note that the winter session, with the original deadline of October 31, 2015 has been deferred. All applications received to date will be put forward for the summer session. If you have any questions about the program, or about your application, please contact Joe Rowsell at or

About the Program

The Council provides graduate students at all levels, as well as post-doctoral fellows, with an opportunity to gain relevant experience in the area of science and technology policy through its internship program. The program exposes successful applicants to the interface of the scientific enterprise and society, helping interns to determine if they have the passion for the work involved. It also provides exposure to a network of contacts beyond academia that will serve them well into the future. Obtain a copy of our Internship Information Package, including details on application deadlines and timelines, here (PDF).

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I had a fantastic internship experience conducting research with the Council's team as well as working with national/international experts on key science policy issues relevant to Canada. I never really knew what “science policy" was until this internship. I was given ownership of my work and access to professional development opportunities. Aside from that, it was a fun place to work with great colleagues. The people I met and skills I developed helped me land my current position with the U.K. Science & Innovation Network with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
-Aatif Baskanderi, Science, Innovation and Energy Officer at British Consulate-General, Calgary (AB)


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