Ottawa Political Internship

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The Ottawa Internship Program is designed to provide first-hand experience with the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada. Students will work in a Member of Parliament's office for a period of five weeks. Among the programs goals are leadership training, learning the similarities and differences of policy problems and approaches and solutions to them, exposure to a different political party system, acquisition of new political language, the elimination or reduction of political ethnocentrism, viewing the image of the United States' policies and politics from outside the United States, and providing the students with more career possibilities within the world of politics. The program combines field experience with enrichment seminars dealing with a wide variety of issues tangential to Canadian politics.

2015 Quick Overview

2015 Program Details

2014 Application Process

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For more information on this program, contact:

Patty Raredon, Program Coordinator
Department of Social Sciences
University of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road  2148 SSB
Dearborn Michigan, 48128
Telephone 313-593-5184
Fax 313-593-5645