How it Works

The Brain and Boot Political Internship Program runs from the beginning of September until the end of August every year. There is no cost to participate in this program. During time in Ottawa, interns will be provided with a regular stipend to cover basic living expenses, and we will provide you with any help we can to find appropriate and reasonably priced accommodation. Where possible, it is generally worthwhile for interns to share accommodation with each other.

The Parliamentary calendar is unpredictable, and interns will, from time to time, be asked to participate in training and campaigning activities in other parts of the country. When outside of Ottawa, interns will have travel and basic expenses covered directly.

All training offered to interns will be free of charge. Our goal is to provide a free, and intense, training experience for top applicants.


A separate application description sheet is available. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. (Applications received will be considered on an on-going basis, but applicants will maximize their chances of success by applying as early as possible). Applications should be sent to