Summer Law Student

Join Canada’s Lifeline!

Be part of a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, diverse and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. We are the connection between the sincere generosity of donors, and the heartfelt appreciation of recipients. Thousands of Canadians depend on our programs every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells, organs and tissues.

We are currently seeking a Summer Law Student to join our Legal Division in Ottawa on a contract basis from May 3, 2021 to August 27, 2021. 

Reporting to Legal Counsel, the successful candidate would provide legal support to the Legal Division of Canadian Blood Services. 

Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada’s lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living.


  • Provides support for ongoing Canadian Blood Services projects in the Legal Division
  • Performs legal research and prepares legal memoranda for the Legal Division. Areas of law include: health law, regulatory, corporate/commercial, privacy, torts, employment and administrative law
  • Conducts review and analysis of federal, provincial and territorial statutes, regulations and case law
  • Monitors and communicates information to the Legal Division regarding legal developments in Canada and around the world relevant to Canadian Blood Services
  • Works in a mentoring environment with supervision by Legal Counsel
Required skills:
  • Currently enrolled in a Common Law Program at a recognized Canadian academic institution and will have completed a minimum of one year
  • Strong legal research skills and computer literacy. Knowledge of legal research materials, including legal web resources, and the ability to locate updated statutes and regulations is essential
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills are essential
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks is essential
  • Knowledge of Quicklaw is an asset
  • Ability to research and track legal developments in foreign jurisdictions is an asset

Please provide the following REQUIRED documents in PDF format (as 1 document if possible):

  • Cover letter and Resume
  • Copy of Law school transcripts
  • List of upper year courses

Submit application package directly on Canadian Blood Services website by January 25, 2021 to

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*Please note that only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with us.

Questions and Answers


Is my application secure?

Canadian Blood Services uses a third-party applicant tracking system hosted by SilkRoad. SilkRoad may access the information submitted to the applicant tracking system in order to provide support to Canadian Blood Services. Only Canadian Blood Services, SilkRoad, and the applicant have access to information submitted by the applicant to the applicant tracking system. 

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What is the working language?

The working language at Canadian Blood Services is English. Some positions do have additional language requirements, other than English, and these requirements will be indicated on the job posting. Fluency in English is a bona fide occupational requirement for all positions.

It is recommended that resumes be provided in English to ensure maximum visibility by our recruiters. Resumes provided in French will be translated by our internal translation department. Our selection process, including applicant pre-screening and interviews, is in English.