Seeking uOttawa Upper-Year Law Student Fellows

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 16, 2018. No personal inquiries about the position or the status of your application please.


About the Refugee Hub

 Housed at the University of Ottawa, the Refugee Hub works to increase protection and rights for refugees by engaging in research, collaborative partnerships, and innovative programming on the community, national, and international level. In addition to providing in-depth research and expertise, the Refugee Hub houses a number of flagship initiatives that respond to current protection needs, engage in community support and connection, and mobilize direct action on refugee issues.

 Founded in 2012, the Refugee Hub makes unique contributions to the study and practice of refugee protection by catalyzing cutting edge research with innovative programming to ensure we are contributing strong evidence-based policy and practice to the refugee space. The research portfolio is led by Prof. Jennifer Bond and the Refugee Hub’s Legal and Research Director, Nathan Benson.