unnamed-2Khalid Shoukri, Ottawa ON
Carleton University

As my parliamentary internship in the office of Peter Julian, MP for the Burnaby-Westminster area of BC ends, this is the ideal time to reflect back on my experiences, and journey through this great internship.

Looking back at my starting position in the internship, and contrasting it with how my final week wrapped up, the value of this internship for me personally is immeasurable. Over the course of my internship, spanning from May to July, I have grasped the essence of domestic Canadian politics. Furthermore, I have gained the information I need to start formulating a view on partisan policies, and politics, in Canada.

The overall experience that I shall take away from this internship has ultimately opened up many opportunities for me, a prospective student of international relations. The internship has also expanded the horizons of my political theories, knowledge, experience, and has increased my drive and passion for politics.

In closing to this recap, I feel that is necessary to credit particular people for the overall amazing experience that I have received during this amazing internship, which I cannot fully describe in text. Firstly, I would like to thank NCAAR for this unique opportunity which benefits not only youth, but also the overall citizenry of Canada as it help develop our political system by integrating the youth into the political system. Secondly, I would like to thank all of the sponsors, donors, and all other facilitators of this amazing internship, as they all have a role in further advancing the political interests of this great country. Finally, I would like to give a special thank to Mr. Peter Julian, and his assistant Ms. Mounia Lahbabi, for not only accepting me into their busy office as an intern. However, I would also like to thank them for providing me with the necessary tools to extract the most out of this internship, while mentoring me politically every step of the way.

I look forward to continuing my internship with NCAAR, and hopefully establishing long-term contact with them.