The Canadian Science Policy Centre is now accepting volunteers
Should you be interested, please submit an application, and you will be contacted once space opens up.
Why volunteer for CSPC?
Since its inception in 2009, the CSPC as a grass root organization, has been relying on the contribution of volunteers for its development. Cumulatively, more than 1200 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career professionals from various disciplines across Canada have served on various CSPC committees and contributed to the organization of its conference each year. The Centre has been a gateway for volunteers to learn about science policy issues and organizations, and volunteers often go on to successfully pursue careers in science policy. CSPC is a unique environment where you will gain valuable experience while helping to build and impact the science policy community.
Being a CSPC volunteer offers exciting opportunities to:
- Gain valuable experience and expertise to meaningfully impact the Canadian science policy landscape
- Help organizing shape the annual Canadian science policy conference
- Through CSPC, expand your leadership skills and take initiative in advancing new projects and exploring new frontiers in science policy
- Network and generate discussions with other professionals in the science, technology, and innovation policy field in an inclusive environment
- Get an inside look at CSPC, a national hub for science policy in Canada
- Link your science with societal issues
What is involved in volunteering for CSPC?
Volunteers will contribute 3-5 hours per week, with the majority of communications taking place via email and video conference calls. Therefore, you can be anywhere in Canada. If you have an interest in Canadian science, technology, and innovation policy, we could use your help in one of our volunteer committees.
What are the CSPC volunteer committees?