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TSA is seeking candidates for the third year of its Pathway to Government Relations Internship – a paid internship program open to students currently enrolled in a post-secondary program, who are from an underrepresented BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) community. The program introduces the successful candidate to the government relations business, providing direct work experience in the sector to young BIPOC Canadians interested in a career in government relations.  The candidate will work onsite at TSA’s Ottawa office during the term of the internship.

Applicants to the program must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a relevant program at a Canadian post-secondary education institution;
  • Permitted to work in Canada; and,
  • Interested in exploring a career in government relations.

As an independently-owned, Canadian company, Temple Scott Associates (TSA) strives to conduct its business in a manner that is consistent with the values of our owners and employees. 

Fostering a more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace is a priority and, in our view, a source of corporate competitiveness.

Post-secondary internships with a diversity and inclusion focus can be can be one of the most effective ways to create meaningful change for young professionals from under-represented communities and a stepping stone to building overall corporate diversity. 

Interested candidates are required to submit their cover letter and resume to no later than Monday, February 13, 2023.

Temple Scott Associates (TSA) is an established government and public relations firm whose clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to associations and charities to promising start-ups. Our clients rely on TSA for strategic, impactful and innovative solutions that allow them to operate successfully in Canada’s challenging government and public environments.  

TSA operates across multiple sectors, including financial services, energy and environment, entertainment and culture, transportation, health care, telecommunications and technology.

We are seeking an experienced consultant with a proven commitment to client success. You must be able to work collaboratively with other members of our team in a flat management structure.  You will be responsible for providing government relations counsel and support to many of Canada’s and the world’s leading companies and organizations.


  • As part of an Account Team, provide strategic advice and support on key TSA accounts active in a variety of sectors, including financial services, consumer products, energy, and transportation.
  • Develop professional written materials, reports and summaries for TSA clients.
  • Assist with the development and execution of government affairs strategies and programs, designed to achieve clients’ public policy goals.
  • Track relevant federal and provincial legislation and proceedings and prepare summaries as required.
  • Coordinate and manage client meeting programs and Hill Days.
  • Review government reports, consultations, policy announcements and other relevant developments for decisions and trends that affect TSA
  • Conduct policy analysis as required.
  • Proactively contribute with business development.
  • Network within relevant government and political contacts.


  • University degree in political science, economics, communications or a comparable field.
  • MUST have 2-4 years experience working in government affairs or in a public policy capacity OR 2-4 years experience working as Ministerial, House of Commons or Senate staff, or within Government.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Government decision-making process and the federal legislative processes.
  • Strong network of contacts within the Federal Government.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Professional written and oral communication skills.
  • Consistent attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Only candidates who provide a cover letter and resume to will be considered. 

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