2023 Summer Internship Program

Note: the application period for the internship program is now closed.

The Ontario Liberal Party is looking for a small team of bright, energetic college or university students to join our small but mighty staff for the summer.

Over the course of the summer you will have the opportunity to work closely with Party staff on field organizing, communications, fundraising, data analytics, and event planning. You may get the chance to work on a by-election. You will be an important part of the team organizing the election of our new leader, and as such we ask that you commit to remaining neutral on the leadership contest for the duration of the internship.

The right candidates for this position have a keen interest in politics. They can adapt and work dynamically in a fast-paced environment and want to learn and apply campaigning and organizing skills. We’re going to ask you to work hard and in return we’re going to have a lot of fun and teach you everything we can about working in and around a political party.


The Ontario Liberal Party is looking to hire individuals who are eager to learn and develop their skills in a practical political setting, in preparation for a career in campaigning and political operations.

Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • Works well with others. Working as part of the Ontario Liberal team means working with the multitude of volunteers, staff, candidates, and activists that drive us
  • Possess basic knowledge of Ontario politics and the Ontario Liberal Party
  • Diligent and independent at work – as a member of our small team, you will be supported and trained on accomplishing tasks, but ultimately need to be driven on completing work in a rapidly-evolving environment
  • Flexibility and problem solving skills to adapt to new challenges as they arise
  • The desire to learn and become a valued member of a growing and stellar team
  • Knowledge of Liberalist software, spreadsheets and the Microsoft Office suite of products are an asset
  • Prior experience (volunteer or paid positions) in political roles at any level are helpful
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Responsibilities and Duties

Interns will be expected to carry out many important responsibilities to successfully aid other staff and ensure the Ontario Liberal Party’s success. Responsibilities and Duties for Interns will be as follows:

  • Direct outreach activities to members, donors, volunteers, and voters to share information and provide service
  • Help organize and execute events such as webinars, fundraisers, and training sessions
  • Support on training riding volunteers to build our grassroots capabilities in preparation for the 2026 election
  • Media monitoring and other support for our communications team
  • Supporting the local campaign efforts of our Ontario Liberal Party candidates in any active or upcoming by-elections
  • Helping to plan and organize leadership vote meetings and candidate debates as part of our leadership election
  • Other duties as required

Dates and Deadlines

  • Applications for the Ontario Liberal Party Summer Internship Program are now open as of Monday, April 24th
  • Applications are due by Sunday, May 14th at 11:59 PM
  • Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews, which can be conducted either in-person or by video call
  • The Ontario Liberal Party Summer Internship Program will begin on Monday, May 29th and end on Friday, August 18th

Eligibility Requirements

Only candidates who meet the following minimum requirements will be considered:

  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Have completed high school and either about to enroll in, currently enrolled in, or have graduated from a post-secondary institution within the last year
  • Reside in Ontario

Hours and Compensation

  • Irregular hours – as part of a fast-changing and dynamic work environment, the time of political work hours vary. General expectation on availability is 9AM-5PM Mon-Fri, but successful candidates should be prepared for work to arise on weekends or evenings for special events
  • Full-time, paid position at $17 per hour on the basis of a 40 hour work-week