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University of Toronto Mississauga Recognizes the NATO Council of Canada for Providing Mentorship Opportunities to Students

Representatives from the NATO Council of Canada have been invited to participate in the University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Economics’ internship presentations. The invitation has been extended in appreciation of the internship and mentoring provided to outstanding UTM economics student, Anderson Christie. This event allows senior students to showcase their skills and experiences by speaking to attendees about research and specific projects from their internship placements in the business community. Mr Christie will be giving a presentation at the event about his work with the NATO Council and how the experience has benefitted him.

The NATO Council of Canada is pleased to be able to provide mentoring and internship opportunities and we are immensely proud of the achievements of our interns.

The NCC internship program serves as a springboard for young professionals to launch successful careers in international affairs and international trade. Our commitment to the success of our interns is supported by three pillars:

Communicate: The modern economy is all about connections, which is something the NATO Council of Canada can provide. Ministers, NATO, Councils, Politicians, and some of Canada’s top companies are already engaged with our mission.

Participate: Interns hone their organizational skills with the NATO Council of Canada by writing articles and presenting, participating & debating current events.

Engage: Our interns help us to grow by expressing themselves in a variety of roles: Social Media Marketing, Editor, Brand Marketing, and Production.

NCC interns have gone on to successful careers in: governments, international organizations, the defence and publishing industries, embassies and consulates.

“My 2010-2011 internship with the Atlantic Council of Canada provided me with valuable work experience as I made the transition from academics to the working world, and now my current position as Issues Manager and Legislative Assistant to a Cabinet Minister of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.” – Chelsea Plante – Issues Manager and Legislative Assistant to a Cabinet Minister of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

“I interned for the NCC in 2012 and during my time there, I had the distinct privilege of working with individuals who challenged me intellectually and from whom I learned so much. The flexibility and exposure the NCC provides its interns enabled me to kickstart a new program for the organization – Women in Security. Beyond this, I honed important verbal and written communication skills that are essential to my current position with Hatch Engineering’s Environmental Services Group.” – Joelle Westlund  – Environmental Services Group – Hatch Engineering

For more information about the NATO Council of Canada Internship Program please visit our website here

NATO Association of Canada
The NATO Association of Canada (NAOC) strives to educate and engage Canadians about NATO and its goals of peace, prosperity and security. The NAOC ensures Canada has an informed citizenry able to participate in discussions about its role on the world stage.