process closed for 2019.

Volunteering at the

CCIL Annual Conference
(2020 information coming soon)

The Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) is always seeking help and wishes to support students in gaining experience in the legal field. Volunteer services are especially needed during our Annual Conference. A great networking experience, students from all over Canada apply to participate.

CCIL is seeking applications from undergraduate and graduate law students and articling students to assist in reporting on conference sessions and sparking discussion as CCIL conference Rapporteurs as well as general student volunteers. Please see below for a description of the roles and details on how to apply.


Each Rapporteur and Volunteer will receive complimentary registration for the conference. This complimentary registration does not include access to the Friday evening reception or travel costs.

(Notez que les candidats pouvant écrire en français sont également recherchés.)


Rapporteurs will have two responsibilities:

  1. Summaries: Each Rapporteur will be assigned approximately three to four conference sessions for which they will be responsible. For each session to which they are assigned, the Rapporteur must write a summary of the conference session of approximately 4-5 pages single spaced. These summaries must be submitted to CCIL by November 30, 2019. Summaries should be well-written in the language of your choice (English or French), proofread, and ready for posting on the CCIL website.

  2. Posting on social media platforms: Rapporteurs will use social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) to share information and photos with conference participants and the broader community during the conference. Rapporteurs will be asked to make at least five posts (e.g. photograph, tweet) on a social media platform during the conference.

Rapporteurs: Application Process


Please provide the following in your application:

  • Your CV (maximum 2 pages);

  • Your law school transcript; and

  • A writing sample (maximum 10 pages, in the language in which you plan to write.)


Please submit your application to Please label all your files with your name and the title of the document (e.g. Jane_Doe_CV.pdf). The deadline for applications is October 12th , 2018 at 11:59pm EST.


General Volunteers


General Volunteers will be called to assist with the logistics and smooth operation of the conference, assisting with matters such as :

  • Registration

  • Speaker Support

  • Room monitoring

  • Photography

  • Delegate assistance generally

General Volunteers: Application Process


Please provide the following in by email:

  • A brief explanation of previous experience with customer service;

  • Your university or law school transcript; 


Please submit your application to Please label all your transcript with your name and the title of the document (e.g. Jane_Doe_CV.pdf). The deadline for applications is October 5th , 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

CCIL Secretariat

c/o 275 Bay Street

Ottawa, Ontario

K1R 5Z5 Canada

Tel: 613-238-4870 press 4

Fax: 613-236-2727


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The Council is registered as a Canadian charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. The CCIL charitable registration number is 118830595RR0001

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