Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

The Veteran Service Provider Internship [2017]

The Veteran Service Provider Internship, supported by the Centre for International and Defence Policy and the Queen’s University International Affairs Association established a mutually beneficial program between veteran service providers across Canada and Queen’s University. This internship was funded as a way to strengthen the research skills of students, while supporting the essential services and programs provided to Canadian military veterans by service providers. The internships played a vital role in both the professional development of Queen’s University students as well as supporting the important mandate of veteran service providers across Canada.

Download the 2017 Prospective Internship Guide [PDF 1.4mb]


The objectives of the internship were two-fold and sought to benefit both veteran service providers as well as Queen’s University students’ professional and research experience.

For Service Providers

  • To build lasting connections between Queen’s University and veteran service providers.
  • Offer research assistance to veteran service providers to benefit the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Increase deliverables with a summer intern from Queen’s
  • Participate in the training of the next generation of professionals in veteran services.

For Queen’s University Students

  • Familiarize Queen’s students with veteran service providers across Canada, building expertise and awareness in the process. 
  • Gain essential skills and experience to further students’ understanding of the military and/or veterans’ affairs.