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Employees of the Council 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 Council an employer of choice.
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Closing date for applications is May 31, 2013
Council interns 2012-2013
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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The Intern Experience
In February 2011, two of the Council’s then-interns, Kori St. Cyr and Claire Chesnais, had the opportunity to attend the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual conference in Washington, DC. AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world. Read more about Kori and Claire’s experience at AAAS in the March issue of the Council E-News.
In April 2010, internship program participants launched a bi-monthly internal discussion series to broadly address issues of science, technology and innovation policy in Canada and the world. Then-Council interns, Emmanuel Mongin and Brianna McGrath, invited science historian Paul Dufour, for the inaugural seminar, “Canadian Science Policy: A Legacy of Rhetoric vs. Reality,” Mr. Dufour spoke about the historical origins and major accomplishments of Canadian science policy efforts. He was welcomed back in June 2010 for a seminar entitled, “What Has Science Advice Ever Done for Me?” The internship discussion series continues to be championed by the interns, and provides valuable knowledge and insight for both interns and Council staff.