As part of the Master of Public Policy curriculum, students develop strong skills in leadership, analysis, communication, research and organization through rigorous two-year academic programming and practitioner training as well as their credit mandatory summer internship. After their first year, MPP students can already hit the ground running and immediately begin to add value in your organization through:
As a partner in this program you will have the opportunity to provide students with real-world experience that is critical to their learning and development—and you will be building important relationships with the brightest policy students in Canada. In joining with us to provide students with practical experience, you are helping students to make the link between knowledge and application, critical for the future of good governance in Canada.
To post an internship opportunity, please contact Katie Boomgaardt.
Prepare an internship/job description to post on our secure internal site:
Timelines for Employers
We highly recommend posting by January as students are the most active in their internship search in January and February; however we do continue to receive postings into April
JOB APPLICATION DEADLINE
Two weeks after job posting date
Two weeks after application deadline
Typically 12-18 weeks between the end of April and August
To post a full time opportunity, please contact Kate Dewasha.
Fall Recruitment (September-December)
If employers can predict their hiring needs in advance, we recommend posting your job description early to draw from and attract the entire class of approximately 80 graduating Master of Public Policy students
Winter/Spring Recruitment (January-April)
Employers typically post between January and May, still taking advantage of hiring early – yet closer to the potential start date
Just In Time Recruitment (May-ongoing)
Although numerous MPP Graduates will have found work, with such a large class, many graduates are seeking full-time work well into the summer months
3 Ways to Hire for Full Time Jobs:
1. Traditional Method: Post a job description via the School’s career website
2. Hiring Manager Reviews E-Profile Booklet
3. Targeted Approach: Usually for contract positions or jobs that require an immediate hire
Katie Boomgaardt, Program Manager, Internship & Career Placement
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