Jan. 30, 2023

Apply for the 2023 Norton Rose Fulbright Indigenous Internship Program

Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to developing engaged and skilled legal professionals. In our Calgary office, this commitment includes providing an excellent experience to a talented undergraduate student through our paid Indigenous undergraduate legal internship program.

The program begins in May and ends mid-August. Over the course of the summer, you will work with great people, including talented lawyers, summer and articling students, and members of our business services groups.

The summer intern work is challenging and rewarding. All the tools for embarking on your legal career will be at your disposal. You will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and facilitate a comprehensive experience at the Firm. That experience will include exposure to: legal research and writing; building and working in teams; law firm operations; professional development sessions; and invitations to a collection of social events that take place throughout the summer. You’ll also be a part of our broader summer student team, who will generally have completed one to two years of law school.

Our aim is to facilitate your exposure to the legal and professional services environments, help you learn about the legal profession, and provide networking opportunities. Along the way, you will have the benefit of great mentorship, practical training and development, and meaningful feedback.


Applicants must:

  • identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit;
  • show that they are enrolled in or have completed an accredited Canadian
  • university undergraduate program as of May 2023;
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada for the duration of the internship; and
  • be able to live in Calgary for the duration of the internship.

Financial Support

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary of $20/hour during the internship. Additionally, the successful candidate will be enrolled in a free LSAT preparation course hosted by the University of Calgary Faculty of Law throughout the summer, and receive a grant of up to $3,000 if they apply to law school within three years of completing the internship to cover application fees or other appropriate law school expenses.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via email to nrcal.students@nortonrosefulbright.com. Please include a copy of your high school and undergraduate transcripts (if applicable), together with your 1-2 page personal statement and résumé. We do not require official copies of transcripts. Your personal statement should include information about who you are, which community claims you and your connections to the community, your interest in the position and legal field, and anything else you think we should know about you. You may be asked to provide letters of reference at a later time. If you wish to include letters of reference with your application, we would be happy to review them. Applications must be submitted by February 17, 2023 to be considered for an interview.

How Candidates are Selected

You will be contacted by Norton Rose Fulbright via email if you are selected for an interview. Interviews will be held in March 2023.


If you have any questions, please reach out to:
Amanda King at amanda.king@nortonrosefulbright.com; or Caitlin Graham at caitlin.graham@nortonrosefulbright.com.

Please note that Norton Rose Fulbright Canada requires all Firm members to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entering the workplace. Proof of full vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. The Firm has a duty to accommodate those who are unable to get vaccinated due to religious, medical or other protected grounds. Norton Rose Fulbright also has a process in place that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities, including in connection with our recruitment process. For applicants who require any accommodation, please contact CANCALHR_RH@nortonrosefulbright.com.