Description of the Internship Organization

Founded in 1962, OMERS is one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans, with $95 billion in net assets (as of December 31, 2017).

With employees in Toronto and other major cities across North America, the U.K., Europe, Asia and Australia, OMERS invests and administers pensions for almost half a million active, deferred and retired employees of nearly 1,000 municipalities, school boards, libraries, police and fire departments, and other local agencies in communities across Ontario.

Description of the Summer Internship Position

The selected intern will work in the Legal Division of OMERS Administration Corporation (OAC) in Toronto and gain exposure to a variety of interesting transactions and projects during the 10 week internship period, including an emphasis on venture capital transactions with OMERS Ventures, a venture capital investment division of OMERS. The intern will receive a stipend in the amount of $10,000.

The intern will provide a variety of support services to the OAC Legal Division, including legal research, drafting, document review, project management, administrative and coordination services. The high profile and strictly confidential nature of many activities requires the use of judgement and initiative in order to support and coordinate multiple, complex activities on behalf of the division and the investment entities it supports.

As part of the internship experience, the intern will be invited to participate in an orientation session at McCarthy Tétrault and will be assigned a Summer Student Buddy from the Firm.  Additionally, the intern will be invited to join McCarthy Tétrault’s Summer Students in a number of educational programs.

How to Apply

Students in their first year of law school or in the second year of the JD/MBA combined program may apply for the McCarthy Tétrault Business Law Internship with OMERS as part of the Faculty Unified Hiring Process, which takes place during winter term. To apply, you will need to submit the following documentation through UTLC, the Career Development Office's online platform:

  1. An up-to-date résumé;
  2. A cover letter demonstrating your interest in business or business law, as evidenced by enrollment in the JD/MBA program, law school coursework, prior post-secondary course of study and/or work/volunteer experience; and
  3. Undergraduate and law school transcripts demonstrating strong academic performance.

For more information, contact the Career Development Office (416-946-3033).