Bhutila Karpoche MPP/Députée/གྲོས་ཚོགས་འཐུས་མི། Parkdale—High Park

Government of Ontario

The Ontario Parliamentary Friends of Tibet (OPFT) coordinates a paid summer program for current or recent post-secondary graduates of Tibetan origin in the offices of Members of Provincial Parliament from across Ontario.

Participants get an opportunity to experience provincial politics first-hand and get behind-the-scenes experience and on-the-job learning in an MPP office, enhancing their personal and professional development.

The program also serves to give students an understanding of the inner workings of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and to foster a greater sense of civic responsibility and understanding of provincial policy.

The range of duties performed by Summer Youth Program participants is wide and depends on the Member’s priorities, goals, and responsibilities. Participants may write speeches, prepare MPPs for question period and committee work, research policy issues of interest to the Member, and attend meetings with/and on behalf of the Member.

Alumni of the program have established themselves in a variety of careers within the public and private sectors.

Program Details

  • The six-week program usually runs from May to June (2025 dates TBD)
  • Participants will work Mondays through Thursdays with Fridays dedicated to OPFT-related workshops and seminars. 
  • Participants will work out of respective MPP offices at Queen’s Park or Ministry. 
  • Compensation varies per office and is determined by the MPP.

Application Deadline: Details will be announced early 2025