Mentorship Survey

Do you work in public policy? Want to connect with the next generation of great policy researchers as a.... mentor? employer?

We are looking for policy practitioners who are interested in connecting with the program in one or more of the following ways:
- hiring a student for a practicum position
- hiring a recent graduate for an internship or new hire position
- having a student visit your work place for a job shadow opportunity
- mentoring a student

This form is not designed for people to express an interest in teaching or contributing policy content to our classes, although we would be more than happy to have you contribute to the program in that way as well. If you are interested in teaching a class or professional development session or contributing case studies to our courses, please fill out the related form at:

The information collected through this form will be used by the Director of MA Programs to reach out to Practitioners who may be a match for the program's needs. Completing the form helps us to keep information organized and maintain our contact lists. The information will not be shared outside of the department of Political Science.

By entering your email address below, you are agreeing to the collection of this information, and to being contacted by The Department of Political Science.  You can cease all contact, or remove/revise any information, by sending an email to the Director of MA Programs (


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The University of Alberta's Political Science Department offers professional development resources, including connections to academics and professionals working in the field from across Canada. For example, our summer speaker series includes presentations, discussion and resources on topics from academic and professional career pathways, to publishing, knowledge mobilization and project management. These in-person (Co-Lab Space) and online (Zoom) events are offered in collaboration with the Political Science Graduate Student Association, and contribute to the 8 hours of professional development required by UAlberta graduate studies. 
Teaching and Pedagogy in Political Science (TaPPS) offers additional opportunities for professional development. TaPPS is an informal working group of graduate students, instructors, and faculty members in the Department of Political Science that meets regularly throughout the academic year and leads projects to support the development of teaching skills for new, established, and prospective teachers and educators through events, mentorship and teaching observation programs, and the sharing of teaching ideas and resources. TaPPS is dedicated to contributing to a supportive teaching and learning community within our department. Email Noelle Jaipaul ( or Elise Sammons ( to learn more or to join.