$10,000 or $15,000 awards available to law students working on IP or business strategy!

The Mitacs - Law Internship Program (M-LIP) aims to support law firms, businesses, corporate legal departments, and not-for-profit organizations by providing funding to hire a law student for a four-month period. The main goals of the M-LIP are to provide eligible organizations with assistance in completing projects while also providing law students with hands-on experience. 

Funding overview

In partnership with participating Canadian law schools, Mitacs has launched a new initiative: a $10,000 or $15,000 internship program to provide law firms, companies and not-for-profit organizations with the support of law students through a four-month-long project. 

You get the knowledge and expertise from outstanding law students, while students gain real-world experience.

  • $10K for a four-month project: your contribution is only $5K
  • You can also apply for $15K for a four-month project: you pay only $7.5K
  • Eligible projects must have a connection to intellectual property or business strategy 
  • Applications are accepted at any time
  • Open to law firms, businesses, legal departments, not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, and hospitals
  • Please note that law student interns can provide legal information; if legal advice is required then the student must be supervised by a lawyer in good standing with the provincial law society 

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