Objectives of the Internship

The Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Internship Programme was first run in 1991 and has run annually since then in order to:

  • Provide outstanding Ukrainian university students from all walks of life the opportunity to experience Canada's democratic system of government 
  • Give participants an opportunity to work alongside Members of Parliament and their staff from both sides of the House of Commons
  • Build participants' knowledge of Canada's political system so that they can take this back to Ukraine
  • Enable participants to get to know Canada and maintain the links of friendship that exist between Canada and Ukraine