Job posting: Constituency Intern Position

On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 in Jobs & Volunteering

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Office of Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands

The Office of Elizabeth May MP seeks a full time intern for the constituency office in Sidney, British Columbia.

The mandate for this position is to assist Elizabeth May with her work as Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands. Working closely with Elizabeth May’s team, the intern will gain a wide range of experience focused on assisting constituents.

The position involves assisting the Member and the Constituency Advocates in a number of capacities. Working in the constituency office, the intern will learn about policy, federal programs/services and the inner workings of a Member of Parliament’s constituency office.

Description of Duties

  • Assists constituency team with constituency-related work.
  • Writes and coordinates responses to local issues with a team of volunteers. Follows up on requests as needed. Works closely with Member and Parliament Hill outreach team.
  • Performs research for Constituent Advocates and Member.
  • Coordinates funding requests, files new requests, tracks government spending announcements and notifies organizations of possible funding sources.
  • Assembles welcome packages for new citizens in the riding.
  • Reception and administrative duties as requested, including database entry.
  • Receives and distribute the mail with a team of office volunteers.
  • Assists with monitoring local media.
  • Assists Member’s Assistant with riding-related work. Support Member at public events.


  • University degree in any of the following disciplines: Political Science, Policy Studies, Environmental Studies, Communications, Public Policy, Social Work.
  • Ability to manage time and efficiently prioritize tasks in a fast paced work environment.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Excels at working with a team and individually. Demonstrated ability to take own initiative.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience working in an office environment is an asset.
  • Knowledge of politics in Canada is an asset.
  • Bilingualism (French, English) is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Green Party policies is an asset.
  • A Class 5 driver’s licence is an asset.


This is a paid, full-time position starting in May 2018.The duration of the internship will be four months.

Application Process

Pleased submit a CV/Resume and a letter of intent by email to

Deadline to receive applications: Friday 30 March 2018

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