Law Student & Internship Opportunities
Summer 2014 (May – August)
After a very competitive selection process, we are pleased to be welcoming five summer law student volunteers from law schools across Canada to our offices for summer (May – August) 2014. These students will assist staff lawyers in the areas of law reform, legal research and legal education. Our current work includes law reform to address climate change, to integrate Indigenous law with environmental law, and to make urban communities more sustainable.
If you are a law student or a recent graduate interested in applying to volunteer with us during some other time of the year, i.e. not summer 2014, please submit a full application including a cover letter, a CV and details of when and for how long you would like to volunteer to firstname.lastname@example.org- no phone calls please.
Some information about our summer volunteer positions:
Law student volunteers are a critical part of our work. Successful volunteer applicants assist staff lawyers in the areas of law reform, legal research and legal education. Our current work includes law reform to address climate change, to integrate Indigenous law with environmental law, and to make urban communities more sustainable. Our work atmosphere is relaxed and informal.
Our summer volunteer positions are unpaid, and we encourage students to seek the funding assistance of their law faculties, where available. Where our own funding permits, we offer a modest honorarium. We are also open to discussing flexible scheduling arrangements to permit students to undertake part time paid employment elsewhere.
Please check back on this page for details about applying for a 2015 summer law student placement later this fall.
To see the bios of past law student volunteers, please click here.
Read Emma Hume's blog post about her experience traveling with two other West Coast summer law student volunteers to northern BC with West Coast to attend and witness a major gathering of First Nations against tar sands pipelines and tankers in Kitamaat.
For a personal perspective of what to expect working at West Coast, click here to read reflections of two of our 2012 Australian law student volunteer and click here to read about the experiences of Dani Bryant and Simone Tielesh, our 2009 summer law student volunteers.