The Technoships is a unique experiential research training program in technology law, ethics and policy for University of Ottawa first-year law students.

2023-2024 Academic Year

We regret to inform you that we will not be in a position to offer the Technoships program this academic year. We are working to relaunch the program and offer other unique opportunities to students.

This research internship program was developed to provide first-year students with financial assistance, cultivate mentoring relationships, and offer an early opportunity to engage with Faculty members from the Centre for Law, Technology and Society on current research initiatives.

The purpose of the program is to help students develop skills that will support them in their ongoing studies and better prepare them to apply to research assistantships or undertake research work as part of their degrees.  The program can also help students lay a foundation for future employment in technology law and policy.

The Technoship Fellows will join the research teams of our Faculty members who will mentor and train them. Through experiential research training activities, Fellows will participate in conducting research and collaborating with research teams on projects within the mentor’s broader research program. In addition, Technoship Fellows will benefit from the opportunity to attend training seminars on literature review, legal citation, data management, etc. organized in collaboration with the Library and other researchers at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society.

Research training activities will be carried out during the January and Winter semesters as coordinated by your mentor (for 50 to 60 hours of activities, including the training seminars).

The selection process usually takes place from October to December. This program is exclusively reserved for first-year students.

Selected students will receive financial assistance through a $ 1,000 bursary.

The annual call for applications is published in the "Opportunities" section.

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