6 months down, 4 to go!
Although February is the shortest month, it was filled with exciting activities for the interns!
We started February with the end of our first placements and the announcement of our second placements. While we were sad to leave our first placements, we all looked forward to the new adventures and learning that would take place in our second offices (check our bios on our website to see where we are now!).
We also took place in an OLIP tradition, heading to the great white north with a study tour to Yellowknife. The weather was warm (for the season) and second only to the warm welcome we were given by Principal Clerk Uncle Mike and the many individuals who we were fortunate to meet with throughout the week.
We were able to see the Northern Lights, ride a dog sled, eat at the famous Bullock’s Bistro (where we added our business cards to the collection of OLIP intern cards that have collected on the roof over the years), and got to see firsthand how consensus government works.
One unique thing we experienced on the trip was that the hotel we were staying in had a fire alarm go off in the middle of the night. So there was an impromptu meeting in the parking lot at 2am…you just never know what might happen during the internship!
Back in Ontario, we continued to meet with sponsors and alumni, including a tour of Metroland Media with the Ontario Community Newspapers Association, a meeting with Tim Hudak of the Ontario Real Estate Association, and programme alum Jason and Monika at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.