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The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) was established in 1975 and is administered by the Canadian Political Science Association and supported by a financial grant from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. OLIP is a non-partisan organization and is not associated with the Government of Ontario nor with any political party.

The InternsThe Programme is designed to provide backbench Members of Provincial Parliament with highly qualified assistants. In addition to providing practical experience with the daily workings of the Ontario Legislature, OLIP provides Interns the opportunity to supplement their university training through regular academic discussions and by writing an academic paper on a topic of their choice. Interns also visit other legislatures to ensure a comprehensive knowledge of the legislative process through a comparative lens.

Each year, eight to ten interns are selected from across Canada through a highly competitive process. Internships are based in Toronto, begin each September and last for 10 months. The Programme is open to Canadian citizens who have recently graduated from a Canadian university. Prospective interns should also demonstrate an interest in and a knowledge of the legislative process. While many applicants have a background in political science, we welcome and encourage applicants from all academic backgrounds.

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