Intern (Technology & Payments)

PAA Advisory | Conseils’ technology and payments team is hiring at the Intern level to support its government relations work.


Candidates wishing to be considered should have the following:

  • completed a master’s degree in a relevant field such as political science, public policy, finance, etc.;
  • demonstrated knowledge or experience in politics and/or party politics;
  • an ability to concisely summarize the happenings of Parliament/Parliamentary committees;
  • experience in a corporate, government, industry association, think-tank, or consulting setting would be an asset;
  • bilingualism would be an asset;
  • familiarity with the public policy and government decision-making processes, institutions, and governance frameworks;

As a member of our team, you will be based in Ottawa (presence at our office is required) and responsible for providing day-to-day support and advice to other Advisors, Client Directors and Managing Directors supporting the firm’s clients in several ways, including:

  • monitoring, gathering information and analyzing the public policy environment for developments relevant to a client’s issues;
  • undertaking research and providing analysis on stakeholder groups, media coverage, government decision-makers, and regulatory and legislative processes;
  • drafting presentation materials, advocacy documents and communications materials for internal and external audiences;
  • drafting reports, public policy studies and political analysis (in conjunction with your colleagues) that can serve as a foundation for advising clients;
  • providing ongoing, real-time advice and insight to leaders of client organizations and having day-to-day responsibility for managing the government and regulatory affairs needs of clients;
  • engage in advocacy activities – including but not limited to lobbying – focused on Designated Public Office Holders, other public officials, and relevant stakeholders;
  • coordination and review of the work of external translators (and occasional informal translation);
  • preparing advocacy documentation and communications documents; and,
  • building and maintaining relationships with relevant decision-makers and stakeholders by adding value and substance to their deliberations and maintaining a reputation for personal integrity and trustworthy conduct.

This is a full-time, fixed-contract position at our downtown Ottawa office.

Submit your CV and cover letter to 

Thank you for your interest in PAA Advisory | Conseils. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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