Summer 2019 Internship Program at CIPPIC

| January 30, 2019

CIPPIC Summer Internship Program offers outstanding law students an unequaled opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and advocacy issues relating to law and technology.

CIPPIC advocacy 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 policy-making 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, 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 Monday, May 6th, 2019 – Friday, July 26th, 2019 (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.

UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended, the deadline for applications is now Monday, March 4, 2019

Deadline for applications:

March 4th, 2019, 5 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Early applications are encouraged, as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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's Director at: or (613) 562‐5800 x2558