Job posting: Summer Law Student

We are seeking a Summer Law Student
March 8, 2022

Job posting: Summer Law Student

The Law Foundation of Ontario is seeking a Summer Law Student. The student will work closely with the Foundation’s Director, Policy & Programs and Grants Officers. Duties will include research, writing, and special projects in support of the Foundation’s grantmaking activities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Research in support of various proposed strategic granting streams including needs assessment and new approaches/formats
  • Support on several ongoing special projects including program evaluation, transition to new grants management software, and strategic planning
  • In support of the Foundation’s strategic planning process and upcoming (2024) 50th anniversary, historical and legislative research about the Foundation’s establishment


  •  J.D. or LL.B. student at a law school located in Ontario. Applications welcome from 1L & 2L students
  • Computer literacy, including advanced competency with the full Microsoft office suite, as well as online meeting platforms such as Zoom and Teams
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research and organizational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and take appropriate action where required
  • Strong service orientation
  • A high degree of integrity, sound judgment, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with or in the nonprofit social justice sector is a strong asset

Work arrangements:

  • Subject to public health directives, the Foundation will be moving to a hybrid work environment in April 2022. Ideally, we would like the successful candidate to be able to attend in person, although we will consider applications from students looking for a fully remote work opportunity. Proof of vaccination status (two-doses) is required for in-office attendance.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to provide their own computer and internet access for any work-from-home.
  • This is a fulltime (35 hrs/week) position. Compensation is $20/hour. The summer term runs for approximately 14 weeks from May 9 to August 14, 2022.

To apply:

Candidates should apply in confidence no later than 5:00 p.m. March 21, 2022, by email, using the subject line “Summer Law Student Position”, providing a resume and a cover letter detailing how they meet the qualifications of the job to

The Foundation is committed to a workplace that reflects our diverse community and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and equity-deserving groups. If you require accommodation in our hiring process, please contact us to discuss your needs.

We appreciate all applications; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.