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2023 Internships – Management Canadian Security Intelligence Service

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The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is looking for students who thrive on tackling diverse challenges in a unique environment. If you are up for the challenge and want to join one of our highest performing teams, there is no doubt that your contributions to CSIS will provide a meaningful impact to our mission of helping keep Canadians safe against national security threats. The Service is building a workforce which is representative of the Canadian society and foster diversity and inclusion. Also, it is dedicated to establish positive policies and practices related to hiring, training, promoting and retaining designated group members ensuring that employment-related needs of all persons are reasonably accommodated.

CSIS offers opportunities for students to gain valuable experience in science and technology, with the possibility to return for multiple placements in different areas. Students will be given the opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge by being paired with experienced employees who will provide feedback during the work term. They will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience before choosing a career specialization..

Placement Will Provide Opportunities In The Following Areas

  • Hands on work experience with projects
  • Teamwork and individual contributions
  • Exposure to knowledgeable and passionate subject matter experts
  • Collaborative work environments
  • Improve time and project management skills
  • Diverse work force


Undergraduate degree or College diploma programs including but not limited to:

  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • International Relations
  • Law/Legal Studies
  • Communications
  • Social sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Math


  • Experience in learning and using productivity software, collaboration and online tools
  • Experience in the writing of briefing notes, creating presentations, compiling complex documents or dossiers
  • Experience in policy research, analysis and writing
  • Experience in leading stakeholder engagement and coordination
  • Experience in program evaluation, audit, compliance monitoring or risk assessment.

Students can cultivate their skills and gain valuable experience in the following fields:Dataset Coordinator/Data Governance

  • Conduct research and analysis on datasets received, prepare or compile documentation, and review and coordinate submissions
  • Contribute to oral and written briefings to management, internal and external stakeholders and on data governance challenges
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop templates, update standard operating procedures, and propose recommendations
  • Compile and generate usage statistics, draft reporting for review and oversight bodies

Tactical Internet and Intelligence Centre

  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks in support of the program;
  • Assist with the creation of social media accounts;
  • Develop a tracking system for TIIC’s inventory;
  • Gain exposure to the day to day of operations of the TIIC;
  • Provide advice on the most up-to-date Internet applications that will enhance work in the Open Source Intelligence space.

Operational Data and Analysis Centre

  • In support of Operations
  • Analyse financial data provided by financial institutions and Government partners.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions
  • Write reports and present findings
  • Analyse geospatial data and geographic data
  • Support the production of policy documentation and standard operating procedures for the section.
  • Perform the secretariat functions for working groups, including producing meeting agendas and meeting minutes, and following up on critical actions.


  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Client Service
  • Initiative

Conditions of Employment

Applicants must be registered as a full-time, post-secondary student in an accredited academic institution recognized in Canada. Priority consideration will be given to those enrolled in an accredited co-op/internship program.


How To Submit Application

Applicants MUST include the following information in their cover letter in order to be given further consideration:

Name Of Student

Graduation date (month and year):

Program Of Study

Post secondary institution:

  • Location of interest. Please note you can only select one (1). Available locations are indicated at the top.
    • Travel costs benefits may apply. Further information will be disclosed during the interview process.
  • Job Category – Applying for a co-op placement, internship (specific to current program enrollment) or student job.
  • Field of interest, as indicated in experience.
  • Availability of your work term (4, 8, 12 or 16 months)?
  • Your current year of study and expected graduation date.

Tips For Your Cover Letter And Resume

  • Tell us your story: why do you want to work for CSIS?
  • Work objectives.
  • Technical abilities (where applicable).
  • Volunteer or work Experience (where applicable).
  • Projects (where applicable).

Various Language Requirements Include

  • English Essential (EE/AE)
  • Bilingual Non Imperative (BBB/BBB)
  • Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)

At CSIS, we are not looking to simply fill student placement positions every four months. Our program is designed to identify and develop potential full-time employees.

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