These internships are unpaid placements in not-for-profit, community organisations. Get involved to understand the impact you can make in society through a range of opportunities including:
- assisting in a remote village in India
- going to Kathmandu and volunteering at the Tilganga Eye Centre
- volunteering at your local Red Cross, hospital, St Vincent de Paul or other not-for-profit organisation.
Take part in a three, six or 12 month paid placement in a full-time capacity to help direct your career. These high-quality, intensive placements pay approximately 80 per cent of a graduate salary and help to develop your professional work practices, skills and knowledge.
You could work in:
- the government or non-government sector
- small to large companies
- local and international companies.
This unit lets students identify a business problem in their current place of employment, and apply coursework theories and practices. Specifically, it will help you to:
- develop academic learning in the workplace
- critically appraise and demonstrate specific knowledge and skills in a professional setting
- enhance your learning and skills to help with your future employment.
Our legal internships help you understand certain aspects of legal practice and deepen your theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills while working in a legal environment.
During your legal placement you’ll get experience in these areas of legal practice:
- taking instructions and client interviewing
- fact finding
- alternative dispute resolution and negotiation
- providing advice and counselling of a legal nature
- legal research and problem-solving
- the litigation process
At the end of the internship, you’ll gain one credit point towards your degree and 15 days towards your professional experience requirements.
I have just completed my placement at the GVCLC and, at the risk of sounding repetitive and cliché, it really was an enriching, eye opening experience.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
Deakin Law Clinics
Our clinics are a good opportunity for students to expand on the rigorous academic knowledge and the critical and reflective skills they gain during their degree. They'll gain practical legal skills and experience that employers look for, and graduate work-ready into a competitive employment market.
Find out more about the Deakin Law Clinics