The CAMH Legal Services student program is a robust program for both articling and summer law student internship placements (May to August). These student positions attract students who are eager to have a learning experience with a high caliber in-house department dedicated to support an internally recognized psychiatric healthcare facility. Students play a key role in supporting the work of CAMH Legal Services. Although student will have exposure to all Legal Counsel, students will generally have more opportunity to provide support to Clinical Legal Counsel (litigation) in their work before the Consent and Capacity Board and Ontario Review Board.
Our fully accredited articling student program has been in place since 2013. As required by the Law Society of Ontario, our program is 10 months in length and usually begins in August end ends early June each year. We provide supervision, mentoring, education and training in a client-focused work context. On top of the excellent legal experience offered to students and because CAMH is an academic health sciences centre, we would closely with CAMH's Education Services to facilitate unique inter-professional leading opportunities for our students. Compensation offered to articling students is comparable to articling student salaries at government agencies and other public sector organizations.
Summer internships are offered to students interested in litigation/advocacy and/or corporate law. the positions are usually 11-14 weeks in length and are self-funded (fellowships/grants). We provide support in pursuing funding through available scholarships, grants and bursaries.
Learn about our past student experiences at CAMH here.