The Schlifer Clinic’s Legal Department is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2020 Student Program. Every summer, we host summer students:
- through externally funded internships/fellowships;
- for pre-arranged course credit; or
- as volunteers.
The clinic does not have any internal funding for these summer student positions.
Students should have some legal training, work experience or education in one or more areas of law practiced by the Clinic. All students are expected to be aware of and to abide by the Schlifer Clinic’s Mission and Value Statements. As part of their summer placement at the Clinic, selected students may be asked to assist with Intake, Family Court Support, Legal Administration and/or staff lawyers’ work. The specific arrangements and projects will be discussed between the student and their supervisor.
Students applying for external fellowships/internships
Applications for summer student positions funded through external fellowships/internships will be accepted until January 17, 2020.
Selected students will be contacted by January 31 to discuss and finalize their applications and will be provided letters of support as required.
Students applying for course credit or as volunteers
Applications for summer student volunteers or course credit positions will be accepted on an ongoing basis, depending on the needs and capacity of the Clinic. There is no application deadline for these positions.
Selected students will be contacted in the spring to discuss available opportunities.
Please note: if you are applying for a funded position and do not receive funding, or also wish to be considered for a volunteer/course credit position, please advise the Clinic if you would like to be considered for a summer volunteer position.
Please provide the following information:
Statement of interest outlining:
- your interest and/or experience in social justice and/or gender-based rights and/or gender-based violence;
- your interest and/or experience in any of the areas of law practiced by the Clinic, including the area(s) of law in which you are interested;
- type of work in which you are interested (e.g. file work, project-based work, any proposed projects).
- Your availability and the time commitment you are able to make;
- writing sample no longer than 10 pages, double spaced (an excerpt from a longer paper is acceptable);
- (if applicable) Summary of the Fellowship/Internship/course credit for which you are applying and any deadlines.
Please note: We do our best to place all accepted summer students. However, sometimes, we are simply not able to do so. We will let you know as soon as possible if this is the case. Please email the above information to Natalia Simoes at [email protected]
No telephone calls, please.