Parliament Hill

The non-partisan Parliamentary Internship Programme (PIP) creates unique training opportunities for young professionals and recent university graduates, increases knowledge of Parliament, and provides MPs with skilled assistants.

During their ten-month tenure, interns shadow MPs to learn firsthand about the work that goes on in the House. They write speeches, briefing notes, research reports, and questions for question period. They visit their MPs’ ridings, author innovative research papers on Parliament and the work of MPs, and take part in legislative study tours within Canada and abroad. These internships are full-time, paid positions.


The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) offers full-time students real work experience in the federal public service. There are 14 areas of study and over 250 specializations in various cities across Canada. Students may work full-time or part-time during the summer, part-time during the school year, and as applicable during university approved work terms, like Co-operative Education.

How it Works:

  1. Create your FSWEP profile: be sure to have a resume ready to upload into the database, as well as information about your education, location, language, and skills. Creating a profile may take up to an hour.

  2. Your profile is then a part of the database for the entire year, and it can be updated at any time. Make sure to update any changes to your academic program, skills, or resume.

  3. Federal organizations then request a student referral from FSWEP. The system searches for a minimum of 5 students who match the requirements of the available position. These qualified students are emailed to see if they are interested in, and available for the position.

  4. Students who confirm their interest in the job via email are referred to the hiring manager, who further assesses the selection of students.

  5. Students may be invited for tests and interviews, and job offers are made to the selected students directly from the hiring manager.

  6. All results for student referrals are posted on their FSWEP profiles, under “Job application status”.


Every year, the Ontario Public Service, related agencies and community groups, provide up to 5,000 students with jobs across the province. These jobs help Ontario students with limited work experience develop transferable skills, support their career goals and learn more about the Ontario Public Service. Summer Employment Opportunities are full-time, temporary positions ranging from 7 – 18 weeks between May and September.

To apply for Summer Employment Opportunities, you must submit an individual application online for each student job during the posting period by following the steps below:

  1. Go to

  2. Select “Student” from the drop-down menu under the “Career Level” field and click ”SEARCH”

  3. You may also narrow your search by selecting additional search fields, such as location

  4. Select the student job ad you are interested in applying for

  5. Complete an application form for each job you are interested in.

Successful applicants are typically contacted via telephone or email 4 weeks following their application. For more information, click here: 

Cooperative Education

What is ‘co-op’?

Co-operative Education combines traditional, in-class education with hands-on experience. Co-op students alternate study terms at Carleton with four, eight, twelve or sixteen month work terms.

Co-operative Education will:

  • Provide practical on-the-job experience;

  • Allow for networking with a variety of industry professionals;

  • Help earn money to help reduce student debt;

  • Add significant value to a degree program;

  • Develop professional skills.

Steps of the Co-op Process:

1. Apply to Co-op, either directly from high school/CEGEP or during your first year of study at Carleton.

2. Attend Co-op information sessions during your first year of study at Carleton.

3. Be accepted to Co-op, based on the following criteria:

  • Be registered in a program with a Co-op designation

  • Completion of 5.0 or more credits at Carleton

  • CGPA and course requirements for degree program

  • Full-time status (Minimum of 2.0 credits)

4. Pay Co-op fees

5. Register for COOP1000 in your second or third year of study.

6. Pass all modules and resume assignment

7. Attend Co-op kickoff event during their second or third year of study.

8. Apply to jobs via Carleton's MySuccess portal or conduct their own job search.

9. Schedule and attend interviews.

10. Receive and accept job offer. If self-developed, get approval from Co-op.

11. Begin work term and receive payment.

12. Complete site visit or respond to check-in email.

13. Submit work term report by deadline.

14. Pass Co-op! You may add additional work terms depending on your work-study sequence.

For more information about Co-op, please see the Co-op website: