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Virtual internships now available at the Canadian Consulate

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June 4, 2020

Thanks to a new partnership between our Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada, which includes Western Washington University, students at both institutions are eligible for internships with the Consulate General of Canada, Seattle.

The Consulate General of Canada, Seattle and University of Washington and Western Washington University are opening the Virtual Canada-U.S. Relations International Learning Assignment for Fall 2020.

The International Learning Assignment is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are either Canadian or dual nationals (U.S-Canada) with an interest in Canada-U.S. relations, including political, economic, environmental, border security, defense, cultural and diplomatic elements.

Intern will work for 15 – 20 hours/week and the position is unpaid. The successful candidate must work remotely from the United States; some occasional hours may be required outside of normal working hours. UW students must enroll in an internship or independent learning course and earn credits in association with their internship.

The International Learning Assignment Program provides interns with an opportunity to learn about Canada-U.S. relationship from Canadian Diplomats and Governmental Affairs experts. The successful candidate will be asked to engage in political and economic research; to support policy development and advocacy efforts; to think creatively and practically about digital diplomacy, among other related elements.

At UW, students who wish Jackson School of International Studies credits may enroll for JSIS 497: Internship (C/NC) for up to 5 credits.

At WWU students will earn 5 credits toward C/AM444 (Canadian Studies Internship)


Applications are due July 17, 2020.


More information for UW applicants

More information for WWU applicants

This internship opportunity is a joint partnership between the Consulate General of Canada, Seattle; the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada (including the Canadian Studies Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington (UW) and the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University); and, UW’s Career and Internship Center.