The application period for our 2019 Summer Placement Program is now closed! Stay tuned for our 2020 application period.Experience North logo

Every summer, the Northern Policy Institute offers up to 10 four-month stages in Northern Ontario. Working at one of the three offices of the Northern Institute or with a partner organization, trainees learn directly in the open fire on public policy.


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Placement listings: 

There are currently no placement opportunities. Stay tuned for summer 2020 application period next February.


Join some of our past Northern Policy Institute summer placements
who have worked throughout Northern Ontario 



"We could not have asked for a better opportunity, a better institution, or a better group of people to work with everyday this summer, near or far, to give us such an amazing experience."

– James Barsby, Jenna Kirker, Andrew Ault (Thunder Bay)


"If you’re looking for a summer job that will offer you the right amount of challenges, great opportunities, and a valuable out-of-office experience, then you should strongly consider spending a summer with NPI."

– Eric Melillo, Winter Lipscombe (Kenora)


"Working at Northern Policy Institute gave me perspective on how unified and passionate individuals and organizations across Northern Ontario are, working to grow and develop innovative solutions for our vast region."

– Hannah Rowswell (Sault Ste. Marie)

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Experience North Through the Years 

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Experience North 2014