Get experience

The following are options available to undergraduates and graduates who would like gain related work experience: 


National opportunities

If you a current undergraduate student seeking to get some work experience, the following resources are available to you:

UFV Work Study 

Consider this program if you would like to get some experience working on campus while you study.

UFV Career Link

Log in to UFV's Career Link to search jobs in various industries, sign up for career workshops, or book an appointment with a career coach.

UFV bulletin boards

The philosophy and political science bulletin board is updated regularly with various postings. Located in th philosophy & political science wing on the UFV Abbotsford Campus (third floor, D building).


POLCAN2, is the Official Listserv of the Canadian Political Science Association. Anyone interested in political science, and in communicating with political scientists, can subscribe. They seek to connect students, researchers, journalists, practitioners, teachers and all individuals interested in the discipline to one another and to international resources for the study of politics and government.

Parliament programs

A variety of student work programs are available on Parliamentary Hill. 

International opportunities

Semester in Development program - Uganada

Gain career relevant experience while interning abroad, develop new perspectives on global issues while studying abroad, and build global connections while living abroad, all while still in school.

United Nations Association in Canada

The branches of the United Nations Association in Canada rely on volunteers to carry out their programs and projects in their communities. If you are interested in volunteering at the local level, you can contact one of UNA-Canada’'s regional branches directly.

Embassy of Canada in Washington

The Embassy of Canada’s Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to be involved in governmental affairs and to develop an understanding of the Canada–U.S. bilateral relationship.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. Connect with the Vancouver office about volunteer and work opportunities.


If you are a university graduate, you can build on your education throught the following internship programs:

Parliamentary Internship Program

This is a non-partisan program with the objective of providing an outstanding work-study experience for Canadian university graduates in all disciplines.

 BC Legislative Internship Program

This program enables Canadian university undergraduates to supplement their academic training by observing the daily workings of the Legislature first-hand and by providing Members of the Legislative Assembly with additional assistance during the parliamentary session. The program commences in January of each year and runs for approximately 25 weeks, until the end of June. Participants must have already completed a first Bachelor's Degree from a Canadian university within 2 years before the start of the program.

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