About Us: The Mosaic Institute is a “think and do” tank that creates platforms for learning and dialogue among diverse Canadian communities to advance justice and peace. We are a national platform for the voices of Canada’s diverse communities to be heard, and we believe that an equitable and thriving society is made possible when different people experience themselves as valued members of society.

  • We host dialogues defined by respect.
  • We conduct research that is thoughtful and rigorous.
  • We create spaces for young people to learn, collaborate, and speak.
  • We showcase how diversity and difference can be a source for valuable solutions to social challenges at home and abroad.

Since its inception, The Mosaic Institute has been proud to offer several internship opportunities. Interns provide meaningful contributions to all aspects of the Mosaic Institute’s work, and we seek to provide students with equally valuable professional experience.


The Internship: Thanks to the generosity of the S.M. Blair Family Foundation, the Mosaic Institute is pleased to offer an internship for an undergraduate or graduate student during the summer of 2016. This internship is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in conflict resolution, Canadian public policy, diaspora issues, diversity and development to obtain hands-on experience within a small charitable organization. Interns will have the opportunity to explore the relationship between peace and pluralism, and to develop a greater understanding of the intersections between Canadian domestic and foreign policy priorities and its multicultural makeup. Interns will be expected to engage in various aspects of the Institute’s work, including programming, research, development, and administration.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the UofMosaic Program Manager on university-based programming;
  • Assisting the Mosaic Institute team with existing research initiatives and community-based programming; and,
  • Providing operational support.

Duration: Summer of 2016 for either 8 weeks full-time or 16 weeks part-time (depending on the intern’s availability).

Compensation: $16.00 / hour


Location: The intern will be based at the Mosaic Institute head office, in Toronto, Ontario.


If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send us your CV and a cover letter detailing how your background and interests correspond to the work of the Mosaic Institute – no later than April 20, 2016. All application materials must be sent to aa@mosaicinstitute.ca. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail us or contact Alpha Abebe by phone at 416.644.6000 x670.