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 $5,000

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


Questions? Contact career.development@dal.ca.  

What our students are saying

Learn more about the experiences our students have had during their internships. Watch the video below, and then check out the rest of the series.

 

Profile: Pamela and Andrew Brands Award International Internship in Law
law students_Rebecca Critchley

The Pamela and Andrew Brands Award International Internship in Law gives students the opportunity to work for a prestigious global law firm in London, England, and an international NGO of their choosing. Andrew Brands, one of the award’s founders, calls the internship a "mind-changing, career-changing event."