- Students & Youth
Are you passionate about building the conservative movement or improving public policy?
The Manning Centre’s annual Summer Internship Program is a fantastic opportunity to engage in training, research, and networking activities for students interested in improving their political and research skills.
Every year, we receive applications from students across Canada who want to spend their summers in Calgary as part of a dynamic and experienced team. Interns also take part in an Alberta Experience program which involves events and trips which showcase Alberta.
Graduates of our internship program have gone on to work for think tanks, advocacy groups, elected officials, universities, and political parties. Their internship helped connect with a strong network of leaders and gave them practical experience which helped them advance their careers.
The Manning Centre’s Summer Internship program looks for interns with a variety of skillsets and backgrounds, including:
Graphic design, video production, photography, and web development
Political campaigns, student activism, and political training
Public policy research, data collection and analysis, and research reporting
Communications, media relations, public speaking, and event planning
More than any specific experience or skillset, the Manning Centre looks for prospective interns who are passionate about political engagement and public policy research, and about making a meaningful contribution to the Manning Centre’s ongoing work. Your passion, enthusiasm, and commitment are what we look for most in assessing your application and during your interview.
Applications for the 2018 Summer Internship will open in February 2018.