Employment opportunities

The following information is updated regularly as the Deakin Law School is notified of new opportunities. If you are looking for a job or a Professional Experience placement, please ensure you visit this page.

Internship Program – Harwood Andrews

Harwood Andrews currently has in place a partnership with Deakin University, where we offer a two year internship to Law students in our Geelong office. The selected students gain experience within our Business and Dispute Resolution practice areas.

Students would be required to:

  1. Have a keen interest in commercial and business focused work
  2. Be available to work at least 1 day per week for a period of two years
  3. Be a third year LLB student or fourth year combined law student, thereby having two years study to complete from the start of semester one 2013.

Remuneration will be paid and the program will also count towards the 30 day professional work experience requirement for the Deakin University Law degree.

Aplications close 1 April 2015.  Download the Harwood Andrews Lawyers - Internship advertisement for further information.


A Day with the Victorian Bar

We are seeking expressions of interest from current law students for the opportunity to do one day's work experience with the Victorian Bar.

The Victorian Bar is running a Jury Trial Advocacy Workshop for Barristers on Saturday 16 May, from 9am-5pm at the County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne.  Lunch is included.

We are looking for students to act as jurors for this training course. This is a wonderful opportunity to see inside excellent advocacy and the dynamics of juries. No other prior work experience is required.

Expressions of Interest to be emailed to Ms May Lim at may.lim@vicbar.com.au.

Applications close 30 April 2015.


The Aurora Internship Program

The Aurora 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 Corporate (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.

We appreciate the support you have given to date and would be grateful if you could assist with the promotion of the upcoming round of internships by distributing the attached flyers amongst your students and recent graduates (perhaps by posting it as an opportunity on your website, emailing it to the relevant student groups or printing copies for exhibition on careers notice boards).  

The application period for the winter 2015 round of internships is open from 9am AEST Monday 2 March through 5pm (Sydney time) Friday 27 March 2015.  

Applications can be submitted via the Aurora website.


Victoria Law Foundation Internship 

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:

  • grants
  • publications
  • education
  • communications or
  • executive services.

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?

For information on how to apply visit Victorian Law Foundation or download the internship recruitment pack.


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