Saskatchewan Legislative Internship Program


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We regret that the Saskatchewan Legislative Internship Program will not be accepting any applications for the normal October 2019 to May 2020 internship period.

   Please check back in early 2020 for information concerning the 2020-2021 internship.





The Saskatchewan Legislative Internship Program (SLIP) provides four university students with a unique educational experience each year.

The eight-month program will give participants the opportunity to use their theoretical knowledge of government and parliament in a practical setting. They will get first-hand experience with the day-to-day work of elected representatives from both the government and opposition sides of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

The Internship focuses on the role of the private member. It provides interns with a perspective of our legislators as representatives of their constituents and as law-makers within our parliamentary system of government.  It also creates a new and desirable service for legislators by providing them with highly qualified and enthusiastic assistants.

Furthermore, as citizens who better understand the principles of our parliamentary system, participants in the program will provide a long-term benefit to the province and country.


Selection of Interns

The deadline for applications to participate in the program is March of each year. Successful candidates will begin their internship in October of this year. Applicants are reviewed by a committee consisting of the director of the program, a representative from the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, faculty members from the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, two former Speakers of the House and one former Intern. Interns are selected based on academic qualifications, evidence of skills needed to assist Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), interest in the parliamentary process and current public affairs, and personal qualities required to succeed in SLIP.

The Saskatchewan Legislative Internship Program is designed for third and fourth year undergraduate university students in all academic disciplines, attending a recognized Canadian university. The Program offers six academic credits towards an undergraduate degree at the University of Regina or the University of Saskatchewan. Applications will also be accepted from graduate students and recent university graduates. Applicants must be permanent residents of Saskatchewan, but may be temporarily out of the province to pursue their education at a non-Saskatchewan university.

Because of the non-partisan nature of the Program, applicants should not be actively engaged in partisan political activities. This includes being an officer, candidate, or staff member of a political party in Saskatchewan. Past party membership or participation as an election campaign worker will not disqualify an application and will be subject to review and consideration by the Selection Committee.


For Further Information
Please Contact:

Monique Lovatt, Coordinator of Interparliamentary Relations and Protocol
Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
231 - 2405 Legislative Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4S 0B3





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