Call for Applications: New Brunswick Legislative Internship Program

Applications for the New Brunswick Legislative Internship Program (NBLIP) are now open.


The NBLIP began in 2020 as a pilot program. Interns act in a non-partisan capacity under the supervision of the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly to provide research and other assistance to Members of the Legislative Assembly, legislative committees, and to Officers of the Assembly such as the Auditor-General and Chief Electoral Officer. 


This is an excellent opportunity to acquire practical knowledge of New Brunswick’s legislative process and the many roles of MLAs. Interns will be involved in public policy development, and the mechanisms of political accountability. Interns will gain hands-on experience in the operation of democratic government in New Brunswick. 

 Interns may also qualify for academic credit for participating in the NBLIP. 


Two interns will be selected from across New Brunswick universities. Each will work 20 hours per week from January to June, 2023. Interns will receive a reasonable stipend. Some duties can be performed remotely while others may require attendance at the Assembly in Fredericton. 


Admission into the Program is competitive. A successful applicant will: 

  • be a third- or fourth-year student; 
  • major in Political Science or a related discipline, or otherwise possess a demonstrated knowledge of the parliamentary legislative process and governmental system; 
  • possess excellent inter-personal skills; 
  • be able to take direction, work independently and remotely, and manage a variety of tasks; and 
  • have a strong academic record, including excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • An ability to communicate in both official languages is preferred.

Qualified applicants must be, and must be seen to be, non-partisan. 


To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, and academic transcript to the address below. Arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the address below. 


Application deadline is October 21, 2022. 


For more information and to submit applications, please contact:  


Dr. Thomas Bateman 

Director, New Brunswick Legislative Internship Program 

Chair, Political Science 

St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3