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Vantage Government Relations Summer Intern

McMillan Vantage

Job Description

The business

McMillan Vantage Policy Group offers seamless government relations and communications counsel – a full public affairs suite of services. McMillan Vantage is the only public affairs firm anchored in a national corporate law firm, McMillan LLP. Growing rapidly, McMillan Vantage has earned a reputation for advancing clients’ priorities and reducing their exposure to political, regulatory and reputational risk.  Our vision is to become the firm of choice for clients requiring government relations, strategic communications, public policy, advocacy, corporate purpose and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) advisory services.

The role

The Vantage Government Relations Summer Intern is a full-time contract role from May 3 through to end of August. It is ideal for a student entering their final year of a program in political science, government relations or public policy or economics or a student seeking an internship to complete one of these programs. Students without the above academic background will be active in their community and/or have been involved in campaigns or political process at the federal or provincial level of government.

The Vantage Government Relations student / intern is a highly-organized team player with the ability to work effectively on several projects at one time. They are expected to take initiative, demonstrate sound judgement, produce excellent work and ask for help as needed.

This role will give you the opportunity to learn from some of Canada’s most established public affairs professionals, and to better understand Canada’s public policy process from a private sector vantage-point.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing research and other general support to client leads as needed;
  • Developing content for clients, under the direction of more senior consultants; products could include PPT presentations, briefing notes, whitepapers, etc.;
  • Providing project management support to client leads; this includes work such as organizing meetings; producing call summaries; creating project schedules; etc.;
  • Delivering information in a clear and concise manner, using different communications platforms; and
  • Preparing presentations or briefing notes summarizing key research findings.

This is a full-time role (40 hours/week). It is expected that the work will be done remotely; a laptop will be provided.



Candidates should possess the following competencies:

  • A curious problem-solver and self-starter with proven initiative;
  • Advanced knowledge of Canadian public policy and the political process;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Ability to manage several projects to meet tight deadlines;
  • Flexibility and eagerness to learn new things in a fast-paced environment;
  • Proven experience working independently, with strong time management skills;
  • Superior knowledge of MSOffice (ideally 2016), especially PPT; and
  • Proactive, positive attitude and skills to work with a variety of stakeholders.

Ability to speak, read and write in French is preferred but not required.

McMillan Vantage is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for all firm members.



McMillan Vantage is committed to providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email us or contact us at 1.888.622.4624 to submit your accommodation request.

How To Apply

Please apply by providing a combined cover letter and resume.

Application Deadline- April 1, 2021
Contact For This Position
Alison Peters
McMillan Vantage
181 Bay Street, Suite 4400
Toronto ON M5J 2T3

Telephone: (613) 691-6113

Company Website: View
Job Location
Toronto ON
Job Level & Type
Entry Level
Intern Position
Listing To Be Posted Until
April 26, 2021
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