The L.R. Wilson Internships provide students in Mount Allison University's Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) program with an opportunity to gain valuable experience working as a summer intern in an organization with a public policy or public service focus.
Each year up to three students are selected through a competitive process. Students who are in their third year at the time of the application will be given priority in the selection process.
First Wilson Intern
Claire Henderson-Hamilton received the first Wilson Internship in 2015.
Claire interned with Inter Pares, an Ottawa-based NGO dedicated to social justice issues. Over the summer, she was tasked with enriching Inter Pares’ institutional memory. This involved conducting interviews with former and current staff, and reviewing 40 years of archives and files.
Her research was compiled in a database, making it easier for Inter Pares to continue learning from past projects. As a result of her interest in this work, she wrote a paper about how Inter Pares chooses, from the seemingly endless possibilities, which projects to support in which countries. Read more in the Fall 2015 issue of the Record.
The 2020 Wilson Interns
- Graham Devitt — Policy Horizons Canada
- Juan Facundo — Organizacion Feminina Popular — 5Q with Juan Facundo
- Caleb Foster — The Great Divide Trail Association
More articles on past Wilson Interns and their experiences
- A video with 2019 Interns Amira Abouleish and John Beasy
- 5Q with Rebekah Howlett — 2018 L.R. Wilson Intern with the Government of Nova Scotia's Department of Business
- 5Q with Daniel Gold — 2018 L.R. Wilson Intern with the Government of Canada's Department of Finance
- 2017 L. R. Wilson Interns Grant Benjamin, Diane Ortiz-MacLeod and Tierra Stokes.
- 2016 L. R. Wilson Interns Danica Garner and Daniel Michaelis-Law.
Where are they now
Our Wilson Interns have graduated to interesting opportunities after their time with us at Mount Allison.
- Graduate programs in public policy, politics, economics, etc. at Queens, UofT, etc.
- Professional programs, such as JDs and MBAs at Dalhousie and McGill
- Work with government organizations such as Policy Horizons, Natural Resources Canada, the Ministry of Defence, etc.
- Work with NGOs like Organic Alberta and the Conceil Provincial des Societés Culturelles, NB
We think that this is just the beginning and that the list of possibilities is long and interesting.