Past Mosaic Interns Lorenzo Vargas and Rachel Rawana in 2012

About Us: The Mosaic Institute is a “think and do” tank that engages Canadians of diverse backgrounds in the promotion of peace – starting right at home. The Mosaic Institute believes that Canada’s strong commitment to pluralism can be an inspiration to other societies around the world, and a potent antidote to the politics of division and discrimination wherever they may be practiced. Through its original research, innovative inter-community dialogues and other programming, the Mosaic Institute is helping to produce the next generation of Canadian “global citizens” committed to advancing the cause of peace. Our areas of interest include: the Middle East (esp. Israel-Palestine); the Caucasus / West Asia (esp. Turkey and Armenia); South Asia (esp. India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka); the Sudans; and China’s Tibetan Plateau.

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 2015. This internship is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in conflict resolution, Canadian public policy, 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 foreign policy priorities and Canada’s multicultural identity. 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:

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

Duration: summer 2015 for either 8 weeks full-time or 16 weeks part-time.

Compensation: TBD.

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send us your CV and a letter detailing how your background and interests correspond to the work of the Mosaic Institute – no later than February 20, 2014. All application materials must be sent to If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail us or contact Lorenzo Vargas by phone at 416.644.6000 x680.