***Internship positions for summer 2013 have been filled***
The BC Civil Liberties Association is one of the most active civil liberties organizations in Canada, working to preserve, defend, maintain and extend civil liberties and human rights in British Columbia and across Canada.
We offer summer-term internships for law students. Interns work in all of our program areas and engage in public policy advocacy by assisting us in litigation, public education, research and media. This year, we will be hosting two to three student fellows to work full-time (40 hours a week) on cutting-edge legal issues, including advocating for greater police accountability, protecting privacy rights, and national security issues.
Some interns are compensated either through grants secured by BCCLA or through students’ law schools. They will receive, however, one-on-one supervision of their legal work by lawyers on our staff and have opportunities to engage in all aspects of public advocacy, including working with the media.
How to Apply:
Interested students should send:
- a cover letter explaining their interest in the BCCLA and discussing the particular issues they would be interested in working on at the BCCLA;
- a current law school transcript;
- a legal writing sample;
- a current curriculum vitae; and
- contact information for two references.
These items should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Legal Internship” as the subject line.
The deadline for applications is November 14, 2012. However, we will accept and evaluate applications on a rolling basis, so students with a strong interest in joining us are encouraged to apply early.
For more information about BCCLA’s summer internships, please contact Carmen Cheung at email@example.com.