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Internships for Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents

U.S. Department of State Foreign National Student Intern Program

The Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with the U.S. Mission in Canada. This program benefits both the Mission and students by providing the Foreign National student with valuable experience in an Embassy environment and by assisting the Mission in accomplishing their goals. Interns will not receive compensation, benefits or have any future employment rights.

Political Section, Montreal

Position: Political Section, Montreal (363KB PDF)
Open to: Non-U.S. Citizen Students*. Candidates must be enrolled half-time or more in a trade school, technical or vocational institute, college, university or comparable recognized educational institute in the field of Political Science, Communication, Journalism, International Affairs, Social sciences, Humanities or related areas.
Posting Date: 3 November 2014
Closing Date: December 10, 2014 for an internship starting mid-April 2015; March 13, 2015 for an internship starting in September 2015.
Duration: Minimum 10 weeks

Economic Section, Montreal

Position: Economic Section, Montreal (363KB PDF)
Open to: Non-U.S. Citizen Students*. Candidates must be enrolled half-time or more in a trade school, technical or vocational institute, college, university or comparable recognized educational institute in the field of Economics, Macroeconomics, Political Economics, Statistics, International Affairs, Business, Commerce or related areas.
Posting Date: 3 November 2014
Closing Date: December 10, 2014 for an internship starting mid-April 2015; March 13, 2015 for an internship starting in September 2015.
Duration: Minimum 10 weeks

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Consular Section, Toronto

Position: Consular Section (330KB PDF), Toronto
Open to: Non-U.S. Citizen Students*. Candidates must be enrolled half-time or more in a university, college, trade school, technical or vocational institute, or comparable recognized educational institute in the field of International Relations, Management, International Business, Finance, Environmental Management, Communications, Political Science, Public Administration or related discipline.
Posting Date: 9 October 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled
Duration: January - May 2015

Public Affairs Section, Toronto

Position: Public Affairs Section (331KB PDF), Toronto
Open to: Non-U.S. Citizen Students*. Candidates must be enrolled half-time or more in a trade school, technical or vocational institute, college, university or comparable recognized educational institute in the field of International Relations, Communications, Political Science or Public Administration, as well as related disciplines.
Posting Date: 9 October 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled
Duration: January - May 2015

Political/Economic Section, Toronto

Position: Political/Economic Section (331KB PDF), Toronto
Open to: Non-U.S. Citizen Students*. Candidates must be enrolled half-time or more in a trade school, technical or vocational institute, college, university or comparable recognized educational institute in the field of International Relations, International Business, Finance, Communications, Political Science or Public Administration as well as related disciplines.
Posting Date: 9 October 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled
Duration: Immediate Opening (min 12 weeks, with the possibility to extend up to 6 months)

Management Section, Toronto

Position: Management Section, Toronto (331KB PDF)
Open to: Non-U.S. Citizen Students*. Candidates must be enrolled half-time or more in a trade school, technical or vocational institute, college, university or comparable recognized educational institute in the field of International Relations, Business, Management, Education, Environmental Management, Communications, Public Administration as well as related disciplines.
Posting Date: 20 June 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Duration: September - December 2014

 

Foreign National Student Intern Program Guidelines

Student Eligibility Criteria

  • Only students in Canada who are non-U.S. Citizens are eligible for Foreign National Student Internships. American citizens or individuals with claim to American citizenship are not eligible for this position. American students interested in student internships should apply to the programs found on the Internships for U.S. Citizens page.
  • Foreign students, who wish to participate in an internship, must possess a work permit as well as a study permit in accordance with Citizenship and Immigration Canada policy.
  • Students must have graduated from high school or equivalent secondary school prior to beginning the program. Students must be enrolled, not less than half time in a trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university or comparable recognized institute.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Students must be in good academic standing at his/her current educational institution and provide a certified transcript to verify it and must provide written permission from the educational institution in which the student is enrolled.
  • Students must pass a medical exam and a U.S. non-sensitive security clearance.

Types of Assignments for the Student Interns

Interns can be assigned duties that may include research, economic and political report writing, correspondence, information systems, analysis of international issues, visa/consular work, administrative duties, budget, fiscal and personnel management and temporary special projects.

Students Applying for Intern Positions

To be eligible for consideration for an Intern position, students must submit documentation prior to the closing date on the Vacancy Announcement:

  • Application for Foreign National Student Intern program (51KB PDF);
  • Résumé;
  • Statement of Interest Form (26KB PDF), which includes the student's objectives and motivations in seeking an internship and how their academic courses and other experience related to the Mission goals/office needs;
  • Written permission from their school; and
  • Certified transcript to verify that the student is in good standing.

Intern Commitment

Length and hours of the internship varies. Work schedules are at the discretion of the Supervisor.

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