Summer Internship Program

posted Feb 6, 2014, 3:19 PM by Le Phan   [ updated Feb 6, 2014, 3:23 PM ]
 The application period for the  2014 
Summer Internship Program 
will begin in February 2014. - APPLY NOW!

About the program
The summer internship program in the Office of Senator Thanh Hai Ngo will provide young Canadians from Vietnamese communities across the country with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the Senate of Canada. The objective of this internship program is to provide Vietnamese Canadian youth with marketable skills and practical work experience in human rights awareness, communication and office administration that will prepare them for future employment. Interns will also have the opportunity to deepen their understanding and engage in international and Canadian politics.

It costs approximately $1000 per month to cover accommodation, meals and living expenses in Ottawa. In order to assist students with travel and living expenses related to the internship, communities will be required to help the chosen candidate raise a stipend of at least $500.00 per month. Funds raised by the community will be matched dollar-for-dollar by our office.

We are open to volunteers year round, but we will be offering four-month internships starting this summer to students from the different Vietnamese communities across Canada. We will coordinate the length of internships and start dates with each individual candidate.

To be eligible for the Internship program, each applicant must be:
- Able to work full time for the summer of 2014
- Enrolled in a post-secondary institute, college or university.
- Willing to stay in Ottawa for the duration of the internship

Application process
1. Candidates must apply for financial assistance through their respective Vietnamese community organizations.
2. Candidates must send their completed application packages to Marie-Claude Alarie at and include the following supporting documents:
a) A résumé describing your professional and educational qualifications
b) A short cover letter outlining your potential contribution to the program and the anticipated benefits you hope to draw from this experience on the Hill. Don’t forget to mention your availability and interests in your cover letter.
Please copy your community organization when you send your application package by email.
3. Successful candidates will be contacted by March 31st

For more information, please contact our office at:
Senator Thanh Hai Ngo
314, Wellington St.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A4

Tel: 613-943-1599
Toll free: 1-800-267-7362
Fax: 613-943-1592