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Ontario Internship Programs

Ontario Internship Programs invest in committed, talented graduates seeking a great opportunity to start and accelerate their careers. We offer full-time paid developmental opportunities to grow top talent while delivering important public services to the people of Ontario.

Ontario Internship Program (OIP)

Applications for the 2023 OIP program will open on November 30, 2022. For eligibility, please visit the OIP Eligibility Requirements Page.

Ability Internship Stream (AIS)

New for 2023 is a stream within OIP for persons with disabilities. To be eligible you must identify as a person with a disability and choose to be considered for this stream in your application. A disability is defined under section 2 of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act,(2005). You are eligible to apply if you have graduated from an eligible post-secondary program in the last five years (May 2018-June 2023). The Ability Internship Stream will allow for enhanced supports throughout both the recruitment process and the internship program.

OPS equity and talent priorities include the renewal and diversification of the workforce to better reflect the population that we serve. The “Accessible by Design”: 2022-25 OPS Multi-Year Accessibility Plan” commits to increase the representation of persons with disabilities in the OPS. The creation of this stream for recent graduates with disabilities, aims to remove employment barriers for this underrepresented group.

Explore multiple career options

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

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

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.

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The Black Alliance Internship Program (BAIP)

New for 2022 is an internship program that is being piloted for Black and Black bilingual (French-English) recent post-secondary graduates that provides interns with practical hands-on experience, combined with learning, mentorship, and professional networking opportunities. Applications for the 2022 program are closed. For more information, please visit the BAIP page.