The start of September means that the time has come to pass the torch to a new group of OLIP interns. To help bolster the excitement of the new crew, here are a few last words from the 2016-2017 cohort about our experience in the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme. Here are each of our OLIP experiences wrapped up in 10 words:
Hannah Forsyth.: Don’t make politics personal, never forget the person in politics.
Sara Gajic: Appreciating politics for and in spite of all its complexities.
Hannah Iles. Discovered ways to make Ontario a better place for everyone.
Jacob Larocque-Graham: Lived my best non-partisan life alongside great friends and colleagues.
Stephanie Lowe: Broadening knowledge, broadening horizons and most of all broadening friendships!
Leslie Muñoz: Work-integrated learning at its finest – an experience unlike any other!
Rachel Nauta: Left stuck between running for, or away from, political office.
Alex Overton: Ran out of Cards to build my House with, bye.
Kyle Sholes: Unpredictable challenges with extraordinary results. The experience of a lifetime.
Emily Trudeau: Learned about my home, myself, and the mechanisms of government.
We want to thank everyone who took the time to meet with us both in and outside of the Ontario Legislative Assembly and to everyone who supported us throughout our year in the Pink Palace.
Make sure to watch the hallways of Queen’s Park this week for the new group of interns. We wish them all the best in their fabulous year ahead!