Brookfield Institute’s Summer Internship Program

BII+E Summer Internship Program
(Created by: Leanna Vu, Intern, 2019)

(Created by: Leanna Vu, 2019 Intern)

Project Team

Michelle Park
Manager, Strategic Initiatives

About the program:

The Brookfield Institute (BII+E) offers a summer internship program for those interested in supporting a fast-paced and exciting research agenda that engages diverse audiences across Canada and beyond.

These roles contribute to the Institute’s efforts to build a robust, data-driven picture of innovation and entrepreneurship trends in Canada, and inform thoughtful public policies that enable Canadians – from different regions, sectors and backgrounds – to seize the opportunities and prepare for the risks in the shift to an innovation-driven economy.

Why you should apply:

  • Contribute to thoughtful research and public policies that benefit Canadians
  • Gain real, hands-on experience with mentorship from our team
  • Networking opportunities
  • Join a great team
  • It’s full-time + paid!

Who do we look for?

BII+E interns are curious, driven, collaborative and looking to grow. They are self-starters who also like working on teams. And they are motivated to contribute to shaping innovation policy that works for all Canadians.

Requirements for the position include:

  • Legally allowed to work in Canada
  • Passion for innovation policy

Application process:

  1. Resume + Cover Letter submission
  2. Virtual Interview with 48 hour assignment + References
  3. Offer 

When can I apply?

We will not be hiring interns for Summer 2022.

For future updates and announcements, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our newsletter.


Application Tips:

  1. Make note of the deadline! The deadline is in EST. Anything submitted past the deadline will not be accepted.
  2. Customize your cover letter. We want to get to know you better and would like to have your passion for BII+E to shine through.
  3. Be yourself. We want to make sure it’s a good fit for you and us!


Q: Will I be paid?

A: Yes, this is a paid internship, you will be paid $20/hr.

Q: What will I learn?

A: You will be assigned to 1-2 projects during the summer. Within the project, you will be supporting qualitative and/or qualitative research, helping prepare proposals and presentations, organizing data, and supporting different members of the policy and projects teams.

Additionally, we encourage interns to attend external events and opportunities outside of the Institute! 

Here’s what the interns have done in previous years:

Q: I’m an international student, can I still apply?

A: If you are legally allowed to work in Canada, yes.


Thank you to Canada Summer Jobs for making our internship program possible.

Contact Us

Have additional questions? Email Michelle at

Michelle Park
Manager, Strategic Initiatives


Deep Dive

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Sep 10, 2020

Did you know that we have an annual internship program? Hear from Darren, our Communications intern, about his experience this summer and how to make the most of virtual work experience.
My (Virtual) Summer Internship: Darren’s blog

Sep 1, 2020

Did you know that we have an annual internship program? Hear from Sihwa, our Policy + Research intern, about her experience this summer at BII+E.
My (Virtual) Summer Internship: Sihwa’s blog

August 19, 2020 from 4:00pm-5:50pm.

BII+E and BHER brought together students, interns, and recent grads from across Canada to join panelists from the policy space and beyond for a conversation on the future of skills.
The Future of Skills: Building an inclusive future starts with you

June 10, 2020 from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

BII+E and BHER are bringing together students, interns, and young professionals who are interested in a career in policy for a conversation with experts in the field.
Zoom ‘n Learn: Navigating a Career in Policy
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