For Students

Student Opportunities

CIPPIC offers students the opportunity to work on live projects and cases for academic credit (academic internships/directed research), for pay (summer internships + research assistantships), and as volunteers.

Academic Internships and Directed Research Projects

Upper year and graduate students can intern at CIPPIC in any of the three academic terms for credit (3 credits/term). Preference is given to students who commit to two terms (6 credits) of clinic work. Interns attend training sessions and tutorials, participate in case rounds, and work closely with CIPPIC lawyers on client files and advocacy projects. Total hourly commitment for 3 credits is 120 hours. See the uOttawa course calendar under CML3316 for applicable deadlines and other details. CIPPIC staff lawyers may also supervise directed research projects (1-3 credits) related to CIPPIC work.

Summer Internships

CIPPIC runs a summer program open to outstanding graduate and undergraduate students from law schools across Canada. Summer interns receive a stipend for their participation in the 12-week program, which runs from early May to late July. The program includes seminars on current issues in technology law as well as training and work on clinic projects and cases.

Research Assistants

From time to time, CIPPIC hires student research assistants to work on specific projects.


CIPPIC welcomes volunteers to assist in a variety of capacities on our active projects and cases. Volunteers must make a firm commitment of at least 3 hours per week during the term. If you are interested in this opportuniy, please click here to register online.

How to Apply:

Applicants for any of these opportunities should send a cover letter specifying the position they are seeking, describing their relevant background and particular areas of interest, resume, and copy of law school transcripts to:

Administrative Assistant
Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, CML
57 Louis Pasteur St.
Ottawa, ON,  K1N 6N5, Canada
(613) 562-5800 x2553

Summer Program

Law & Technology program, University of Ottawa

The Law & Technology Program at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law was founded in 1998 and is the leading program of its kind in Canada. Providing specialized courses, practical experience and the opportunity to conduct innovative research, the program covers both the graduate and undergraduate level. From its location in Canada's technology capital, the University of Ottawa Law & Technology Program acts as a central source of legal information and expertise for policy-making and judicial determination in Canada and has been instrumental in producing technology law practitioners that now occupy all facets of the technology law field.