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CBA Young Lawyers International Program

We have been asked to circulate a notice to members of the upcoming internship opportunities under the Canadian Bar Association’s Young Lawyers International Program.

The YLIP will select up to 32 young Canadian lawyers aged 30 or under for placement as interns with overseas development organizations working in human rights, access to justice, legal reform and other areas. Placements will be undertaken from September 2018 to March 2019. The application due date is May 4, 2018.

Please see the notice and web link below for additional details and contact information.


CBA Young Lawyers International Program 2018-2019


The CBA has received funding from Global Affairs Canada to select and place 32 young Canadian lawyers in 2018-19 as interns with human rights and legal development organizations overseas.

Preparation for overseas placements begins in summer 2018, including a short briefing in July and basic logistical and substantive preparations. The six-month placements are undertaken from September 2018-March 2019.

The YLIP contributes a modest living and accommodation allowance, assists in covering health insurance, and covers travel costs related to briefing/debriefing sessions in Canada and to overseas placements. The due date for submission of applications is May 4, 2018.

For further information about the program, please see the CBA YLIP opportunities web page at and its Facebook page at Please carefully note eligibility guidelines and details on how to apply.