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  • August 16th, 2012

Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada and the Rideau Institute Launch New CEP Progressive Policy Internship

The Rideau Institute is pleased to announce it is partnering with CEP to create a new internship opportunity for students interested in progressive politics and policy.

Starting this fall, CEP will be sponsoring the CEP Progressive Policy Internship at the Rideau Institute. Students will have the opportunity to complete a semester-long internship at the Rideau Institute’s offices on the historic Sparks Street Mall in Ottawa. They will interact with important political figures on Parliament Hill, meet journalists from major TV networks and newspapers, and study the creation of progressive policy, while learning about CEP and the labour movement.

These internship positions are unpaid, but provide students with essential skills: how to encourage politicians to improve public policy, how to work with journalists, and even how to manage and fundraise for non-governmental organizations.

“The Rideau Institute is a valuable resource for unions and progressive NGOs who need to work with government, media and social movements,” said CEP President Dave Coles.

The Rideau Institute is recognized by the Carleton University Human Rights program, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and Saint Paul University’s Conflict Studies program for student placements; however students from any field of study may apply.

Application Process

A CEP Progressive Policy Internship position will be offered for fall semester, commencing the week of September 3 for 16 weeks. Participants are expected to devote at least one day per week to be present at the Rideau Institute offices, as well as attending relevant events and activities. The internships are unpaid and are open to post-secondary students. Priority will be given to CEP members or family members. Interns will be required to complete a final report which may be used in the CEP annual report or newsletter.

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Kathleen Walsh at kwalsh@rideauinstitute.ca.

Deadline:

For Fall 2012 Semester (September – December): Thursday, August 30, 2012

 

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