Youth and New Professionals

Ontario Internship Program

The Ontario Internship Program invests in committed, talented graduates seeking a great opportunity to start and accelerate their careers. It's a paid developmental opportunity to grow top talent while delivering important public services to the people of Ontario.

Individuals who have graduated or will graduate with a recognized degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma during the last two years may apply. Some applicants may apply within 5 years of graduation. See our Eligibility Requirements for more details.

Interns choose to work in one of the following areas:

  • Business and Financial Planning
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Information and Information Technology
  • Labour Relations
  • Policy Development
  • Program and Service Delivery

Explore multiple career options

Interns gain invaluable work experience as they explore the diversity of career opportunities available with the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

Keep learning

Through experience, relationships, and training, interns are supported by a wide network of peers, managers, and mentors to guide and enrich professional growth. Interns receive ongoing feedback, mentoring and coaching to grow and succeed.

Get connected

Countless professional communities and employee networks are yours to discover. Interns connect with leaders at all levels, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference.

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

The OPS provides French-language services in a variety of positions throughout the organization. We invite and encourage applications from bilingual candidates who are proficient in English and French.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code.

Earn a competitive salary

Competitive annual salary and an option to participate in pension and benefits plans.