2015 Canadian Consulate General Seattle Intern Program

The program invites interested students who would like an opportunity to experience the operations of a foreign government in the United States. Our internships are very flexible but geared to align with university semesters and terms as many of our interns join us as an Independent Study for which they are earning course credits. The minimum internship is 8-10 weeks and 9-10 hours per week. The internships are unpaid and at no time is an employer / employee relationship established. Students may terminate their internship at any time as may the Consulate.
More information can be found in the Internship Application.

Canadian Embassy Internship Program

  • Highly competitive, unpaid internships in a variety of fields working in governmental affairs at the Candian Embassy in Washington, DC
  • Costs: Housing and living expenses in the Washington, DC area
  • Deadlines: Summer, March 15; Fall, July 15; Spring, November 15
  • Contact for more information or click here to visit the website

Canadian Parliament Internship Program

  • Five-week, unpaid internships from mid-May to late June with a Member of the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Costs: $1600 (US), includes residence hall accommodation at the University of Ottawa
  • Deadlines: Participants selected by February 1 of each year
  • Contact for more information or click here to visit the website

Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Internship Program

  • 10-hour a week unpaid internships involving research, communication with other PNWER offices, legislative offices and business leaders, and assistance with website maintenance and design. This is a great spring/summer opportunity for a Seattle area college student!
  • Costs: None
  • Click to see March 19, 2014 job posting
  • Deadlines vary each year; please contact Marianne Stiles at for more information.
  • Contact Marianne Stiles at for more information or visit

Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP) CANADA

US State Department Student Internship Program

  • Many unpaid internships available including some that involve Canada
  • Deadlines: Summer Internship, November 1; Fall Internship, March 1; Spring Internship, July 1
  • For more information click here to visit the website

Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

  • Located in Washington DC, this unpaid internship is designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy.
  • Deadlines: Fall: July 15, Spring: November 15, Summer: April 15
  • For more information click here to visit the website

For more information please contact:

The Center for Canadian-American Studies
Western Washington University
516 High Street, Canada House 201
Bellingham WA 98225-9110

Ph: 360-650-3728
Fax: 360-650-3995
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