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The following information is updated regularly as the School of Law is notified of new opportunities. If you are looking for a job or a Professional Experience placement, please ensure you visit this page.
Positions are available at the following employers:
The Aurora Native Title Internship Program places law, anthropology and other social science (archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs) and other organisations involved in policy development, social justice, human rights, all with an Indigenous focus.
The program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and Indigenous affairs more generally and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.
The application period for the winter 2014 round of internships is open from 9am AEDT Monday 3rd March through 5pm AEDT Friday 28th March 2014.
Applications can be submitted via the Aurora website.
Youthlaw is a not-for-profit community legal centre that provides free legal assistance to young people aged 12 to 25 experiencing disadvantage. We are currently looking for student volunteers to help us with our work.
Volunteering at Youthlaw
As Youthlaw has no paid administrative staff, our lawyers are heavily reliant on student volunteers to assist with casework and the day to day operations of the centre.
We are looking for volunteers to assist with:
There are limited volunteer positions available so we are looking for volunteers who are reliable, can commit to a minimum of 12 months and have the skills and aptitude to work in a social justice environment assisting vulnerable and marginalised young people.
We are looking for volunteers who can commit to half a day a week or a full day a week.
Volunteer training program
We expect a high standard from our volunteers but in return we provide an experience that builds skills, knowledge and provides mentorship.
All volunteers will be provided training and will be supervised by our lawyers and take part in periodic reviews allowing two-way feedback.
How to apply
To apply, email a copy of the completed Volunteer Application Form with your CV to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 3 March 2014. If you are selected to be interviewed you need to attend an information and interview night on 12 March from 6pm.
If you are selected as a volunteer you will need to be available to start the week commencing 17 March 2014.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLL351 Law Clinic is an elective unit that provides students with an opportunity to participate in workbased learning. Students must be available throughout the trimester, one day per week for 12 weeks. Limited positions have become available with:
Further details can be be located on the Law Clinic webpage and you will need to complete the Law Clinic application form. Applications for T1 positions close 14 February 2014 and selected students will be required to attend an induction on 28 February 2014 at the Waterfront campus.
Note that T2 law clinic positions are limited and applications for T3 2014 and T1 2015 are now open.
Law Clinic Induction dates
Our internships offer 2-4 Victorian law students an opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes understanding of a non-commercial legal body and to develop networks to assist them in their future careers.
Interns will be buddied-up with a foundation manager or supervisor in one of the following key areas:
Projects vary widely depending on the key area and can range from undertaking general legal research, writing human resources policy, to developing distribution and marketing plans for legal education materials.
The internship aims to give you an understanding of the work of the Victoria Law Foundation and exposure to alternative careers in the legal sector.
How long is the internship?
The internship is for 20 days. Generally, internships are undertaken in one block over either winter or summer university holidays.
Do I get paid?
As an intern, you are a volunteer. However, you will receive a modest honorarium of $500 as a contribution towards your out of pocket expenses such as transport and meals. You will be paid your honorarium at the beginning of your internship.
Who can apply?
You must be a current law student at a Victorian university undertaking either an undergraduate law degree or a juris doctorate.
How do I apply?
Exciting New Internship & Volunteer Opportunities for 2014
Please vist the NGOabroad website.
Please send your completed Questionnaire and resume to: info@NGOabroad.com
These are volunteer opportunities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Reprieve Australia is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that works against the death penalty. It helps provide legal and humanitarian assistance to those facing the death penalty, to advocate agains the death penalty and to raise awareness about human rights.
Reprieve Australia is seeking volunteers to be placed in the southern United States for a period of 3 months to help provide legal representation and humanitarian assistance to those facing the death penalty. Over the last 11 years, Reprieve has sent more than 70 volunteers to nine offices in six US states.
Further information: To find out more about the volunteer program and how to apply, visit Reprieve Australia website.
International Internships is an organisation which offers students access to internship opportunities in India (Mumbai), China (Beijing) and Indonesia (Yogyakarta).
The programs enable students to do an internship in their chosen field of study and therefore gain invaluable professional experience to add to the resume, as well as a deeper cultural understanding of the country where you work. International Internships is currently offering some positions that are particularly suited to law students.
India: A placement for a Legal Intern is available at Nishith Desai Associates, a well regarded law firm in Mumbai.
Indonesia: A placement for a Legal Aid assistant is available at Legal Aid Indonesia (Lembaga Bantuan Hukum)
Visit International Internships for all opportunities and how to apply.
Further information: Contact Jack McNaught. (Jack is a Deakin University lecturer and also works for International Internships.)
Please note: You may eligible for a Deakin grant of $1,000 to help cover the costs.