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 (MPP) 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. 

It also serves to give students an understanding of the inner workings of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and 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 public and private sectors. 

Program Details

  • The six-week program will run from May 6th to June 14th, 2024.
  • 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: 11:59 p.m., April 12th, 2024 

Completed applications must be sent to [email protected]

Download a printable application form.

For any questions, please contact [email protected]