The University of Ottawa is one of the country's most active campuses when it comes to refugee issues. Whether through student clubs, volunteering, unique course offering, or internships, there are many ways for students to be involved in our work.

Internships & Placements


Seeking uOttawa Upper-Year Law Students

Professor Jennifer Bond and the uOttawa Refugee Hub are seeking talented & committed upper-year students to join our dynamic research team. Successful candidates will support several academic research projects, a number of major talks, and the Refugee Hub’s engagement in national and international consultations on the future of the refugee system.

Student projects will vary and may include memos; paper editing; media briefs; policy briefs; events monitoring; and more.  Successful candidates will join a dynamic team of researchers and participate in a team-based, peer-mentorship research model. Both individual and team work will be required.

Relevant substantive areas include: international and domestic law and policy on refugees and migration; private refugee sponsorship; international and domestic criminal law; constitutional law; human rights law; and access to justice.

Ideal candidates possess the following:

  • Superior academic record in law school;
  • Excellent research and writing abilities;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Proven ability to work independently and in teams;
  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.

Proven interest and experience in refugee law and/or criminal law is an asset but is not required. Students must be registered at uOttawa in the 2018/19 academic year.

To apply, please send your CV, covering letter and law school transcript to with “Refugee Hub Fellowship” in the subject line, by September 10, 2018. No personal inquiries about the position or the status of your application please.

We are also currently recruiting for 2 work-study positions at the University of Ottawa. The job IDs are 368 and 381. Please visit this website for more information and to apply.


CARL uOttawa

Founded in 2012, the uOttawa chapter of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL uOttawa) has grown into CARL’s largest student chapter, with over 100 members from the English Common Law, French Common Law and Civil Law programs. The organization’s various committees carry out particular tasks in support of CARL’s mandate of undertaking research, litigation, and advocacy for migrant rights.

For more information or to become a member, visit the CARL uOttawa website.

You can also follow CARL uOttawa on Twitter and join the CARL uOttawa Facebook group.

WUSC uOttawa

World University Services of Canada (WUSC) National

World University Services Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. It works with a unique network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youths around the world.

WUSC’s Student Refugee Program (SRP) is a refugee resettlement program which aims to:

  • assist students, whose studies have been interrupted or restricted because of a fear of persecution in their country of origin, to resume their post-secondary studies in Canada;
  • seek the commitment and co-operation of Canadian academic institutions by way of granting tuition fee waivers and accommodation assistance for these students;
  • provide means whereby socially-conscious student groups can work towards solidarity within the global academic community; and
  • encourage greater awareness of refugee issues among Canadian students and faculty.

For more information, visit the WUSC SRP website, or email

You can also follow WUSC uOttawa on Twitter, join the WUSC uOttawa Facebook group and visit the WUSC uOttawa WordPress blog.