Articling and law students

A career that reflects who you are!

A career at ROBIC is a professional path that is tailored to the interests and aspirations of each individual. Since all of our law students and articling students are unique, we consider it important for them to have the opportunity to reach their own potential in their own particular way through a career that reflects who they are within a professional and human work environment. ROBIC is the firm of choice for students and articling students who want to develop their knowledge of intellectual property and business law. Our lawyers and patent agents, who are among the most recognized in Canada, value the next generation and are always happy and available to share their knowledge.

Diversity, equity and inclusion: a priority for ROBIC

Our firm is a proud member of the Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion network. As part of this network, we are confirming our commitment to providing all members of our team with an inclusive work environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and in which everyone feels welcome and can develop their full potential. In our view, the uniqueness of each and every one of our team members represents a strength and a richness that set us apart. Every day we strive to provide our team members with a healthy, diverse and inclusive work environment, free of discrimination and harassment, where every person has equal access to opportunities.

An internship that combines excellence and a sense of community

An internship at ROBIC is an opportunity to learn about all areas of intellectual property and business law from some of the most respected lawyers and patent agents in the country. It is also the chance to join a human, dynamic and innovative team where we hope you will find your place! Here are some of the characteristics of the ROBIC internship experience that make it both unique and formative:

  • The opportunity for exposure to all of our practice areas, i.e., patents, trademarks, technology law, litigation and business law;
  • The flexibility to orient your internship according to your interests, without predefined rotation constraints;
  • The possibility of carrying out assignments for all professionals of the firm, thus greatly multiplying your learning opportunities;
  • The opportunity to learn from lawyers, patent agents, trademark agents, engineers and scientists who are recognized as leading intellectual property experts;
  • The opportunity to participate in our knowledge-sharing practices and make an impression on all of the firm’s professionals with a presentation on a subject that you are passionate about;
  • The opportunity to contribute to large-scale projects and carry out value-added assignments in fast-growing fields;
  • The chance to enjoy considerable autonomy in carrying out assignments right from the beginning of your internship;
  • The possibility of participating in an intellectual property trial;
  • The opportunity to take part in the various activities organized by the firm and to dialogue with new colleagues in a friendly atmosphere.

In addition to unparalleled learning opportunities, ROBIC also offers you the most competitive internship conditions, including:

  • Competitive compensation;
  • Reimbursement of expenses related to Bar School training;
  • A financial allowance while completing your Bar’s program;
  • Access to our group insurance, including the Employee Assistance Program;
  • Access to our telemedicine program;
  • Ability to work in a hybrid format;
  • Access to all computer equipment required for telecommuting;
  • The possibility of working as a law student one summer before your articling internship, depending on the needs of the firm.

The recruitment process for articling students

ROBIC’s recruitment process for articling students takes place during the “Course aux stages”, usually in February of each year. We are fully aware that the intern recruitment process can be demanding and stressful for some students; however, we are confident that our friendly and straightforward approach will put the candidates we meet at ease!

Here is an overview of the various steps in our process:

  1. Submit your application (resume, cover letter and transcript) via the ViRecruit portal;
  2. Phone interview with Laurence Taillefer, ROBIC’s Human Resources and Organizational Development business partner and internship manager;
  3. In-person interview with Laurence Taillefer and two lawyers;
  4. Invitation to our “déjeuner de la course aux stages” event, a great opportunity for convivial exchanges with partners, lawyers, patent agents and interns from the firm;
  5. Internship offer.

Regarding the selection process, we’re not looking for a typical profile – we’re looking for genuine, curious and passionate people, just like us! Please note that it is not necessary to have studied science or engineering to work in the field of intellectual property. If you have any questions about the internship or the selection process, please do not hesitate to contact us at stagedubarreau@robic.com. We thank you in advance for your interest and look forward to meeting you!


“My summer student job and my articling for the Bar were experiences that were both formative and engaging. ROBIC offers a great environment in which to excel and be with exciting and friendly colleagues — and not just those in the IP field.”

Alexandre Pagé

Lawyer and Technical Adviser, Bar 2022

“The beauty of an internship at ROBIC is the opportunity to handle all areas and all facets of intellectual property. Do you like IP, technology and contract law? We have the Emerging Technologies Group! Do you like both copyright law and litigation? Follow my example and support a litigation lawyer in his or her cases and even participate in trials!”

Samuel Ross

Lawyer, Bar 2022

“Intellectual property is a practice that can be done in 1001 ways. Whether in litigation, contract, transactional, personal information management or filing strategy, ROBIC is the only place in Quebec where you can deal with all aspects of intellectual property during your internship and work with experts in each of these fields.”

Camille Aubin

Principal and Lawyer, Bar 2015