APPTA Re-launches Policy Internship Program

The AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) is calling all Fredericton-based third- and fourth-year undergraduate students interested in exploring the fields of aging and public policy through a hands-on learning opportunity! We are seeking two enthusiastic, self-motivated interns who can commit seven hours each week to work on real challenges being faced by Canadian governments today. Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter identifying which challenge area they are most interested in working on (see below). Those accepted to the program will then be guided through the development of a project proposal, literature review, jurisdictional scan, and policy brief. Upon completion of the internship, there will also be an opportunity to present findings to APPTA’s government stakeholders in New Brunswick.

This internship will focus on assisting interns to develop knowledge translation skills that will be key to their future success in the public policy sector, and as such, those applying should have a demonstrated interest in political science, health policy, sociology or related disciplines. An honorarium of $1000 will be awarded to interns upon completion of the program.

Think you may be interested in applying for this unique internship opportunity? Please submit a resume and cover letter to Emily Kerry at no later than Monday, August 19, 2019. Cover letters should identify the question that applicants are most interested in working on for the duration of their internship, as well as a statement outlining their interest in the challenge area and why they believe it should be important to all Canadians.


  1. What technologies, programs, or services can be used to facilitate transportation for older adults with mobility challenges
  2. What strategies, programs, or services can governments put in place to further protect older adults from financial abuse online?
  3. What are the most effective practices for providing and managing addictions treatment for older adults with opioid dependence challenges?
  4. What tools and supports can governments employ to facilitate self-managed care for older adults and their caregivers?

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