Fully funded internship for international students at Fraser Institute

Location: Canada


Interested in spending a term working at the Fraser Institute? Our internship program offers university students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to learn first-hand what a think tank is all about.


Internships are a unique opportunity for university students to contribute to the work of the Fraser Institute. Our internship program runs three times a year – in winter, summer, and fall, and our student interns work for four-month terms under the direct supervision of a policy or program staff person in one of Fraser Institute’s four offices.

Types of internships

Research interns provide research assistance to policy departments, and contribute their research, analysis and writing skills to a study intended for publication in a specific research area. Responsibilities may include primary research, literature reviews, survey design and execution, statistical analysis, and technical and editorial writing.

Past projects include Canada-U.S. relations, Entrepreneurship in Education, Continental Natural Gas Production, Health Policy Studies and Mining Studies. Intern research may also be published and disseminated to a wide audience.

Program interns provide assistance to the Institute’s programs and outreach initiatives, and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to manage successful programming in a think tank environment. Responsibilities may include database management, event co-ordination, communication, and outreach.

Work terms

Winter – January to April
Summer – May to August
Fall – September to December

Description of Ideal Candidate:

General Qualifications

  • Enrolled in, or recent graduate of, an undergraduate or graduate-level university program.
  • Proficient in English, both written and verbal.
  • Basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet programs and Internet research.
  • Additional skills will be also required for each specific project.

Cost/funding for participants:

Fully Funded

  • Stipend of $2,000 per month paid in semi-monthly installments ($2,500 for those who have completed a graduate degree).
  • Intern positions are based in one of the Fraser Institute’s four offices across Canada. The location of intern projects is fixed so that the intern can work under the guidance of a specific staff person. See project descriptions for details.
  • Reasonable domestic travel expenses will be reimbursed (from address given on resume application).
  • Work terms may be flexible on start date but duration is fixed.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year.

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