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WHY THE LAURENTIAN LEADERSHIP CENTRE?

The Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC) is a live-in extension program in the heart of Ottawa. There is no other program in Canada that offers the same access to a variety of elite Ottawa internships in politics and NGOs.

The program includes an internship practicum, three upper-level courses, and community living in a historic mansion. It is geared towards third- and fourth-year students or recent graduates interested in experiential learning. The LLC runs in the Fall and Spring semesters and is open to TWU students of all majors.

What We Offer:

  • A Certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs
  • Elite Ottawa internships in politics and NGOs
  • Three upper-level courses designed to fit core requirements for all majors
  • Professional work experience
  • Vibrant community life in the National Capital Region

ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE:

“The LLC is for you if you want to get thrown into a new experience where you learn alongside peers in a safe environment, live in a mansion in the nation’s capital, and make amazing friends. Be ready to grow in the best of ways”

HANNAH GOERTZEN, BUSINESS MAJOR, 2018

“It’s an amazing networking opportunity, it gives you work experience you can get only in Ottawa, and you get to live in a mansion with a bunch of friends."

Josiah Barkowsky, Corporate Communications, 2020

WHAT WE OFFER:

Certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs Internship Opportunities Upper-Level Courses Community Living Ottawa Event Rentals and Accommodation

SAMPLE INTERNSHIPS

Past students have worked with Members of Parliament, Senators, international NGOs like the Red Cross and World Vision, embassies and high commissions, the Canadian War Museum, and NGOs like the Centre for Public Dialogue, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and many others.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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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.

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.

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