The Ottawa Internship Program is designed to provide a first-hand learning experience in Canadian government through placement with a Member of Parliament or Senator in the capital of Canada.

Students will work in a parliamentarian'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, viewing the image of the United States and American policies and politics from outside the country, and exposing students to career-oriented activities and possibilities within the world of politics. In addition to their work in a MP's or Senator's office, interns will take part in several cultural activities and meet with prominent Canadian public officials.