The LLC Director places students in internships based on student interest and availability of placements. The following gives some internship
LLC students have been placed in a wide variety of politicians' offices, including both MPs and Senators. Students have been placed across political party lines, including Conservative, Liberal and NDP. Students have also interned with the Green Party. Placements can be with an MP on Parliament Hill or in a Cabinet office (off the Hill).
LLC students have been placed in a variety of government departments. This has included CIDA, the Auditor General and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
International students, or students that are citizens of another country can do their internship at their national embassy. Past students hae been placed with the embassies of the Czech Republic, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland and Germany.
Students have completed internships in a variety of media outlets including CHRI Radio, CPAC, the Hill Times, Ottawa Life Magazine and Rogers Cable.
There is a wide variety of NGOs in Ottawa, including those that work on international issues such as Amnesty International, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC),
the Red Cross, WaterCan or World University Service of Canada (WUSC).
Other NGO placements include those focused on Canadian issues; including the Assembly of First Nations, Association of Universities and Colleges Canada.
There are some Christian NGOs that might interest students. Past LLC students have interned with the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, Citizens for Public Justice, the
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Institute for Marriage and Family Canada and World Vision Canada.
Business students might be interested in working with the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
Students with a particular interest in working with an Ottawa-based business could intern with Global Public Affairs, Crestview, or NAV Canada.
Students with a strong interest in museums could intern with the Canadian War Museum. Other past specialty internships have included the National Arts Centre, the Ottawa School for
Speech and Drama and Chamberfest.
“The semester has been an amazing one – not only because of the internship, but because I got to share in the experiences of 19 other internships as well. Classroom learning is wonderful, and it’s fundamental – but I have learned so much this semester that I could never have learned in a classroom, and it’s something that I’ll definitely take with me as I start to work in the new year.”