Judicial Internships Across Canada


As of March 2024, CIAJ’s Judicial Internships Across Canada program is taking a pause on future applications to come back in full force in 2025. The website will be updated as new registration details become available.


The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) is offering law students the possibility to participate in a judicial internship at the provincial, federal or administrative level. Internships take place between May 1 and September 1 of the current year, over the course of one week or more depending on the availability of participating judges. Throughout their internship, selected students may observe legal and administrative proceedings, research case law and doctrinal texts, draft legal memoranda, learn about new areas of law, and sit in on trials.

Since its creation in 2019, the program has received 494 applications from across the country. Students were welcomed at courts in Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Internship Location

CIAJ will pair a participant with a judge given the availability of the courts and a student’s residence and interests. Locations will vary from one year to another. CIAJ cannot guarantee that there will be a participating court in a student’s chosen city.


The internship is open to students registered in an undergraduate law degree (J.D., LL.B., B.C.L. LL.L., etc.) from a Canadian faculty of law who will have completed at least their first year of study by the time the internship begins. Students who will complete their degree in 2023 are eligible.

Application Process and Deadline

This information is not yet available.

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