International Summer Law Internship Program (ISLIP)
Western Law’s International Summer Law Internship Program (ISLIP) was launched in March 2006, to provide Western Law students with interesting and substantive summer international law internship placements. The ISLIP provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of international and comparative law and international issues while applying their legal knowledge and skills in a professional environment. Through the generosity of various donors and the Faculty of Law, the program provides financial support towards the ISLIP placements.
By interning with government departments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private industries, our students broaden their understanding of different legal systems, strengthen their legal skills and gain insight into the application of law that remains valuable through their careers.
In many of the internships, interns are asked to research and analyze international and comparative law issues for their organizations. In addition, interns may be asked to assist in court (for clerkships), in United Nations sessions or international, governmental or nongovernmental meetings. Some internships are geared towards providing students with experience in global business law. There are many incredible benefits to participating. Students gain valuable international experience, create a network of international contacts for the future, improve their marketability and expand their career options.
Internships typically last from early or mid-May until late July/early August. Students must be in their first or second year of law school when applying, and are only permitted to participate once. The availability of the placements varies annually.
For more information about the program, please feel free to contact the International Programs Officer Andrea Streufert
or the Faculty ISLIP Co-Directors: Professor Sara Seck
and Professor Robert Solomon.
On this website, you'll find invaluable information that will help you decide if this program is right for you, and guide you through the application process.