JB+A Government Relations Intern


Jenni Byrne + Associates (JB+A) is Canada’s fastest-growing full-service public affairs
and government relations firm. We’re based in Toronto, Ontario but we have staff who
work from coast to coast. We provide a wide range of clientele with the expertise and
knowledge they need to effectively navigate some of the most complex communications
and public policy issues.
We are looking for eager, driven and professional individuals to join our summer
internship program and assist our team in delivering on our clients objectives and
helping shape the future of our rapidly expanding firm. Our program will include
communications, writing, media monitoring, note-taking, research, business pipeline
management, social media management, preparing client presentation material and
working collaboratively with senior staff members.


An ideal candidate is enrolled or has recently graduated in/from a college or university
degree program focused on public policy, political science, public affairs, public
administration, or political economy. Volunteer or professional experience in politics is
preferred but not necessary.
But if we are being honest, this doesn’t really matter to us. Our ideal candidate is smart,
hungry, and driven.


  • Research legislation or regulatory proposals.
  • Watch and monitor government proceedings and media coverage.
  • Create communication material for clients.
  • Communicate directly with clients or potential clients.
  • Preparing eye-catching presentations for government officials, clients, and
  • prospective clients.
  • Work with the team on a diverse roster of client files.
  • Other ad-hoc miscellaneous work relating to public and government relations,
  • media training, and crisis management.

Our ideal candidate will be located in Toronto or Ottawa. Depending on the candidate,
this position can be in-person, hybrid or virtual.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive internship wage with a flexible work schedule.
  • The opportunity to work for a premier firm in one of the most dynamic industries
  • in the country and with some of the most brilliant minds in Canadian politics
  • More responsibility and opportunity than your average internship


This position may require registering provincially as a lobbyist. If you have restrictions, that’s ok! Just let us know in advance.

Apply Now:

Please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

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