Summer Internship in Fraser Institute, Vancouver

Deadline: 21 February 2014
Open to: international undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates
Remuneration: $2,000 – $2,500/month, domestic travel costs


Contribute to research or programs with Canada’s pre-eminent think tank. Internships are a unique opportunity for university students to contribute to the work of the Fraser Institute.  Student interns work for set terms, usually 4-months, under the direct supervision of a policy or program staff person in one of Fraser Institute’s four national offices.

Currently, the Fraser Institute has two internship opportunities to announce. Both of them will take place between May 5 – August 29, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.

1. Research internship 

The Centre for Risk and Regulation is undertaking a research study focusing on the relationship between residential land-use regulations and housing affordability in Canada. Working closely with the Centre’s Associate Director, the intern will contribute to reviewing the existing literature, conducting data analysis and writing the report.

2. Program internship

Reporting to the Director of Education Programs, the intern’s main role will be updating the department’s national database of students, teachers, professors, clubs and speakers. This position will also involve updating our teacher and student resource pages on the website in addition to preparing event materials, helping onsite at events, and general administrative assistance.


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 (check HERE).

International students are welcome to apply for the program, as long as they are eligible to work in Canada.


  • $2,000 per month paid semi-monthly; $2,500 per month for candidates who have completed a graduate degree;
  • Reasonable domestic travel expenses reimbursed.


Applications must include a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample (or portfolio).  Applications submitted via email to
[email protected] must use the email subject header “internship application” and must be received by the application deadline 21 February 2014.

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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