University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Political Studies - Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities

 University of Manitoba Employment Opportunities Website

 Employment Opportunities (outside University of Manitoba)

Internship Opportunity

The Manitoba Legislative Assembly Internship Program

Application deadline: February 15, 2016.

Applications are available from the Dean of Arts and the Department of Political Studies offices or on the Legislative Assembly website.

Send Complete applications to:
Academic Director,
Legislative Internship Program, Clerk's Office
237 Legislative Building, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8


Writing Tutor Positions for POLS 1500, Winter 2016

Application Deadline: Monday, December 1, 2015 at 9:00am

For more detail, please click here.



1) Executive Director, Strategic and Corporate Policy, City of TorontoJob Summary:

Reporting to the City Manager, the Executive Director of Strategic and Corporate Policy leads key executive functions and government-wide initiatives, including intergovernmental relations, strategic planning and policy development, agency relations, governance and decision-making structures for Council, committees, and accountability offices, and civic engagement activities that support these functions. The incumbent provides executive-level strategic support and advice directly to the City Manager, the Mayor and Council, and to the organization as an order of government; and directs the development and implementation of policies and governance directions on behalf of the City Manager.

Please click here for more details:


2) Senior Policy Analyst (Full time), Albert Urban Municipalities Association

If you have a background in legislation and policy development and are interested in helping to ensure strong and vibrant communities, come join our team at AUMA and work with urban municipalities across Alberta in addressing a variety of economic, social, environmental and governance challenges and opportunities.

Reporting to the Executive Officer, Policy and Advocacy, you will identify and research complex municipal issues and opportunities, analyze options, and develop policy proposals and recommendations. Using sound judgement and well-developed consultative and facilitative skills, you will manage issues and engage municipal elected officials and administrators in building consensus on required legislation, programs, and/or resources that will build municipal capacity.

Please click here for more details:


3) Chief Executive Officer, City of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

This position is located in the City of Yellowknife, situated on the Northern shore of Great Slave Lake; Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Yellowknife has a population of approximately 20,000 people. This multi-cultural community is welcoming and the wilderness is your backyard. There are year round outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, golf, boating and canoeing, and a wide variety of individual and team sports. The City of Yellowknife and businesses maintain fantastic recreational facilities for residents, including a 240 metre indoor track, a pool, three skating rinks, an indoor soccer field and an abundance of walking trails. The city is also home to a vibrant arts and theatre community. After moving here, Yellowknife quickly becomes a place you call home. For more information about the community please visit

 The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a key leader in Northwest Territories health care and social services delivery as the most senior administrative position of the Territorial Health and Social Services Authority (THSSA). The incumbent is accountable for executive leadership of the overall operation and supervises the executive team of the THSSA. The position enjoys broad authority and a responsibility related to the operation of the Authority; and ensures that effective mechanisms, rules, systems and activities are utilized to provide an integrated array of safe, efficient, effective and appropriate health and social services programming for all residents. The CEO performs their duties within the context established by the THSSA's commitment to operate based upon an integrated model of health and social services program and service delivery.

Please click here for more details: 




The Legislative Internship Program

Application Deadline: February 14th, 2015

The Manitoba Legislative Assembly Internship Program is open to six Manitoba Students in a degree program in any discipline at a Manitoba university and to permanent Manitoba residents studying outside the province. Students must have graduated by September, 2015.

 The program includes:
- a 10-month Internship from September - June
- Bi-weekly salary of $1,375.35 (before deductions)
- a study tour to Ottawa to meet with some of Canada's prominent leaders
- seminars with Manitoba business, political, and non-profit sector leaders
- an opportunity to produce a public academic paper
- a graduate level course credit is possible

Applications are available from the Dean of Arts and the Department of Political Studies/Sciences offices at Manitoba universities or on the Legislative Assembly website.

Send completed applications to:
Academic Director
Legislative Internship Program
Clerk's Office
237 Legislative Building Winnipeg MB R3C 0V8
phone: 204.945.3636, Fax: 204.948.2507


Jim Hume Student Internships for Summer 2014

The program is open to students and recent graduates of post-secondary institutions and interns will provide research assistance to a variety of public policy projects at the Canada West Foundation, a public policy think tank. The full positng can be viewed here:


Public Sector Digest is hiring a Research Analyst to join their team.

Here is the posting:

Tyler Sutton, MPA
Editor & Research Lead
Public Sector Digest
519.690.2565 ext. 2210


Cybersecurity Analysts: Government of Canada

Deadline to submit an application: December 15, 2015

The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) has a continuing requirement for Cybersecurity Analysts to fulfil its mandate to provide a federal government with two key services: foreign signals intelligence and protection of electronic information and communication. All positions are located in Ottawa. Some positions my require shift work.

- A background in technology (e.g. university degree in computer science or computer engineering, or equivalent experience)
- An in-depth understanding of cybersecurity issues and fundamental Internet architecture an protocols
- Network security or network analysis skills such as packet, vulnerability or exploit analysis
- Research and report-writing skills
-  demonstrated interest in international affairs (international relations, strategic studies, international development, etc.)

We offer:
- Competitive salaries and benefits
- Extensive career development opportunities
- State-of-the-art technology and more!

Conditions of employment:
- Canadian citizenship
- Eligibility for a TOP SECRET security clearance to CSEC standards
- Ability to communicate effectively in English
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Apply online:


Journalism Internship Program (Institute For Humane Studies) is a paid placement (8 weeks) at newspapers, major media networks, online news sites, and investigative, nonprofit newsrooms.  Application deadlines are November 15, January 1, and July 1 annually.