Careers

Highly motivated and enthusiastic – if this describes you, the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) urges you to consider joining its team of professionals. Employees of the CCA embody its two principle values of excellence and teamwork and enjoy being members of a small, dynamic team working in a fast-paced, challenging, and highly informative environment. A competitive, comprehensive benefits package contributes to making the CCA an employer of choice.

Current Opportunities

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Internship Program

     
CCA interns 2012-2013

About the Program

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) is now accepting applications for its Graduate Internship Program winter 2017 session.

The CCA 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.

The six-month program is a full-time commitment, with a winter and a summer session beginning January 3rd and July 4th, respectively. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 7th for the winter session, and May 8th for the summer session. Applications and letters of reference should be addressed to Joe Rowsell at internship@scienceadvice.ca

I had a fantastic internship experience conducting research with the CCA'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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