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Scotiabank/CFIB Internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship

Get a head start on your career with a paid CFIB Internship

Do you have a keen eye for research and writing? Want to learn about government and business from Canada’s most prominent independent business organization?

Check out the CFIB internship in public policy and entrepreneurship, sponsored by our partner, Scotiabank.

Every year, top college and university graduates from across Canada take their skills from the classroom to positions of influence as CFIB interns. The internship will help you understand the realities of running a small business in Canada while building important relationships with key stakeholders in government and the small business community.

What do you get out of the internship?

Over a six-month period (May to October) with CFIB, here’s how you will contribute to the organization’s success—and grow as a professional:

  • Get published: Produce content, such as CFIB research reports, surveys, op eds, news releases, and social content to support CFIB’s advocacy online and in meetings with decision-makers in municipal, provincial and federal governments.
  • Hone your skills: Sharpen your marketing and communications strategy, skills and tactics for engaging with government, small business owners and other stakeholders.
  • Learn from experts: Participate in special training sessions conducted by CFIB, Scotiabank and guest speakers on topics ranging from lobbying to government and the economy.
  • Be part of the team: Work directly with CFIB’s great team of experts and professionals across Canada.

We begin the search for our interns in February each year. Internships for 2022 will be based in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal and Ottawa. Candidates preferring to work from home full time located anywhere in Canada will also be considered. Find the four job postings here:

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Intern Reports


What have CFIB’s interns produced?

All Scotiabank/CFIB interns author an official CFIB report that we use to advocate for small business with all levels of government.

In addition to the report, you’ll develop all the supporting documents, including a news release, digital content and letters to government.