Law Internships in Canada

A law internship in Canada will give you in-depth knowledge through hands-on professional experience, insight on North American legal practices and traditions, and international legal experience.

Guaranteed Law Internship & Legal Services Internship in Canada

After graduating with a degree or certificate in paralegal or legal studies, your opportunities are endless. There is the more traditional pursuit of becoming a lawyer by earning an undergraduate degree and then applying to a law school. However, many people don’t realize that there are many other career options out there for students or graduates who have a legal background. An international internship in law will allow you to develop your overall skills and put your educational background to practical use.

A law internship in Canada is the perfect way to be able to explore all of those non-traditional opportunities that are open to you as a student or graduate with a background in law. Even if you do want to pursue a career as a lawyer, having some different experiences will help give you a new perspective and still allow you to gain relevant legal experience for your resume. Since it’s difficult to land a job in a top law firm with the competition being so tough, gaining relevant international legal experience will definitely set you apart from other candidates.

Skills you will learn:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Awareness of risk or liability
  • Conflict resolution
  • Counselling
  • Decision making
  • Dissemination of information
  • Fact analysis
  • Identification of issues
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Interpretation of documents
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational skills
  • Persuasion
  • Problem solving
  • Public speaking
  • Research
  • Strategizing
  • Synthesis of information
  • Time management
  • Writing
  • And more


Stepwest works with host companies in a range of legal sectors, which gives great diversity when it comes to placing you in the perfect international internship. You will be assigned a supervisor who will mentor you throughout your law internship in Canada, giving you in-depth knowledge, insights on North American legal practises and traditions, and international legal experience.

With this program you will benefit from our outstanding services, dynamic host companies and ongoing monitoring throughout your international placement. If you are currently studying law or have recently graduated and want to improve your resume with top international experience in the legal industry then check out our Internship program page to find out more.

Related Career Options:

  • Administrator
  • Arbitrator or mediator
  • Auditor
  • Career counsellor
  • Claims advisor
  • Compliance officer
  • Commercial loan administrator
  • Conference developer
  • Consumer advocate
  • Continuing legal education instructor
  • Contracts administrator
  • Corporate trainer
  • Director of career services at a university or college
  • Editor
  • Employee benefits manager
  • Estate planning specialist
  • Ethics officer
  • Financial aid administrator
  • Immigration officer or consultant
  • Insurance broker
  • Investigator
  • Labour negotiator
  • Law librarian
  • Law professor
  • Lawyer
  • Legal correspondent for a newspaper or
  • Legal technology consultant
  • Lobbyist
  • Management consultant
  • Ombudsperson
  • Policy analyst
  • Political advisor
  • Paralegal instructor
  • Privacy law consultant
  • Probation officer
  • Property developer or manager
  • Special events or meeting/conference planner
  • Sports agent
  • Writer or journalist


We work with a variety of excellent host companies in Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary.

Let’s Get Started!

You can apply for an international law internship in Canada at any time of the year, however the earlier you start planning, the better.

Please check out our Eligibility page to see if you can apply.