I am not available September through June or would like to participate in OLIP part-time, is this possible?
No, OLIP is a full-time programme that runs from September 1st to June 30th. Interns are required to be at Queen’s Park Monday to Friday, all day with some weekend, early morning and evening work required. If you are interested in part-time experience, perhaps try contacting local MPPs to see if they have any volunteer work available.
Is the internship paid?
Yes, interns are paid $2,578 monthly plus an additional $1,000 paid on completion of their academic paper. While OLIP’s stipend is not taxed, depending on your circumstances, you may be taxed on it when filed.
I did not go to university, can I still apply?
Due to the academic nature of the internship, only applicants who have graduated (or will graduate by September 1st) from a university undergraduate degree will be considered.
I am currently an undergraduate student and will not graduate until the summer. Can I apply?
Yes, as long as your transcripts indicate that you are in good standing and expected to graduate before September 1st.
If chosen, can I defer my internship until next year?
No, OLIP does not allow deferring of internships. You may reapply the following year.
When is my application due?
Applications, including supporting documents, must be uploaded by January 31, 2020 at 11:59pm.
Do I need three references? Can they all be academic?
Yes, we require three references of which two must be academic from recent courses or interactions. The third may be academic, work or character references.