CIPPIC Summer Internship Program offers outstanding law students an unequaled opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and advocacy issues related to law and technology.
CIPPIC advocacy typically involves submission of briefs to government and other policy‐makers, intervention in precedent‐setting cases before judicial and quasi‐judicial tribunals, provision of public legal education resources, publication of reports, participation in multi‐stakeholder policymaking forums, provision of expert testimony before parliamentary committees, and advising under‐represented organizations and individuals on relevant public interest issues.
Working closely with CIPPIC lawyers, interns learn how to be effective researchers, policy analysts, and advocates while contributing to public interest policy and law reform in such areas as copyright law, privacy, online consumer protection, telecommunications regulation, net neutrality, free speech and civil liberties on the Internet.Interns may additionally have opportunities to attend conferences and workshops such as the CIPPIC summer speaker series and to participate in other aspects of the Centre for Law, Society, & Technology.
The program is open to all law students, including graduate law students, who have completed at least one year of law school. It runs from May 8th 2017 – July 28th 2017 (12 weeks), and includes a stipend of C$6000 to cover accommodation, travel and living costs (subject to Canadian taxes). Special arrangements may be made with graduate students to extend the internship period in order to meet academic obligations.
The application consists of a cover letter, a resume, and copies of all law school and undergraduate official transcripts (originals not required). A writing sample may be required at a later point in the application process. Interviews may be conducted in person, or by phone, at the applicant’s discretion.
Deadline for applications:
March 31st, 2017, 5 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Applications may be sent by mail, fax, or email:
CIPPIC Summer Internship Program
The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada
Fax: (613) 562‐5417
For more information, please contact CIPPIC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 562‐5800 x2553