Internship Program

Internships

The Schulich School of Law offers funding for a number of paid summer internships in many different types of organizations in Canada and around the world: international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), think tanksbusinessesgovernments, and charities are just a few examples.  These work placements are a great way for students to explore potential career paths, gain experience, apply legal knowledge in the workplace and make valuable connections.

There will be an information session in the fall for any 1L and/or 2L students interested in interning.  Students are also encouraged to contact the CDO for more information.

Funding for Internships

Annually, the Schulich School of Law offers a number of funding opportunities for internships.  Listed below are some such resources that have historically been available.  Please note that this list might change as new opportunities are made available.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP Business Law Internship

A business law internship program with one of McCarthy Tétrault's clients, which in recent years has been Irving Shipbuilding Inc. The internship takes place the summer after first year.

Application due: TBA
Funding: $10,000

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Presidents’ Summer Internship

Propose a volunteer project in a governance setting of your choice. The one– to four-month internship takes place the summer after first year.

Application due: TBA
Funding: $1,000

Pamela and Andrew Brands International Summer Internship

A three-week corporate placement at Herbert Smith Freehills in London, England, and the opportunity to intern at an international NGO of your choosing for the rest of the summer. The internship takes place the summer after first year.

Application due: TBA
Funding: $12,000

Penelope Tham Summer Business Internship

A business law and policy internship. Propose a volunteer project that will last a minimum of 12 weeks with a business law or policy organization. The internship takes place the summer after first year.

Application due: TBA
Funding: $12,000

Schulich Academic Excellence Fund for Internships

Propose a public service volunteer project with an organization of your choice. The internship takes place the summer after first or second year.

Application due: TBA
Funding: Up to $7,500

Some Previous Internship Organizations:

  • Projects Abroad- South Africa Legal Clinic
  • Centre for Law and Democracy, Halifax
  • Hate and Hostility Research Group, Limerick, Ireland
  • Hastings Centre – Garrison, New York
  • Canada Senate
  • Atlantic Refugee Clinic, Halifax
  • Community Legal Information Association of PEI
  • Innocence Canada, Toronto

 

The Honourable Gordon S Cowan Court of Appeal Internship

Work on a research project at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal under the direction of the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia. The four-month internship takes place the summer after second year.

Application due: TBA
Funding: $12,000

Lenczner Slaght Advocacy Internship

An internship to allow a student to work at an organization with a focus on access to justice or social responsibility with opportunities for either written and/or oral advocacy.  Available to students during summer after first or second year.

Application due: TBA
Funding: $7,000

Pink Larkin Internship

An internship that allows a student to work at a non-profit organization or an organization working in the public interest, social justice, or access to justice context. Available during summer after first year.

Application due: TBA
Funding: $7,500


Questions? Contact career.development@dal.ca.