Why Laurentian Leadership Centre?

No other program in Canada offers the same access to elite Ottawa internships in politics and NGOs.

Why Laurentian Leadership Centre?

No other program in Canada offers the same access to elite Ottawa internships in politics and NGOs.

Program

The Laurentian Leadership Centre is a live-in, extension program in an historic mansion in the heart of Ottawa, the nation’s capital. The program includes a half-time internship and three courses. It is geared towards third and fourth year students, or recent graduates, who are looking for experiential learning.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a "Certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs," or "Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs."

No other program in Canada offers the same access to elite Ottawa internships in politics and NGOs. The LLC Director works with each student to develop a customized placement relevant to his or her academic or career interests.

Past students have interned with Members of Parliament; Senators; Cabinet Minister’s Offices; international NGOs like the Red Cross or World Vision; embassies or high commissions; the War Museum; and NGOs like the Centre for Public Dialogue or the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

Fact Sheet: What kind of internship can I get?

Finding an Internship Placement

Article: An Internship To Remember

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Important Dates

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Internship in Ottawa

Students can take on an internship at the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa, allowing them to gain professional work experience with an NGO, political office, museum, newspaper, tribunal, embassy, and more.

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Careers in Leadership & Applied Public Affairs
  • Charity Officer
  • Diplomatic Services Operational Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • International Aid Development Worker
  • Local Government Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing Executive
  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Politicians Assistant
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Public Relations Officer

Faculty Profiles

Robert Burkinshaw, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Tyler Chamberlain, M.A., Ph.D Candidate

Instructor in Political Studies and Philosophy; Campus Liaison for the Laurentian Leadership Centre

Janet Epp Buckingham, B.A., LL.B., LL.D.

LLC Director; Professor of Political Studies and History