Legal Internship

What is Legal Internship?

Legal Internship (MLL351) is a faculty-sourced Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit worth 1 credit point, where students complete an internship with an external organisation for 15 days.

The Legal Internship program is only available at participating centres detailed below. Please note that this list is subject to change and not all participating centres opt into every trimester.

Diverse opportunities are available including different areas of law and types of placements (full time and part time).

The program has a mandatory induction session prior to commencement.

Who can apply?

This program is available to undergraduate students from the Faculty of Business and Law enrolled in Bachelor of Laws, who are eligible to use a WIL unit towards their degree.

Program enrolment

Successful students are eligible to undertake this for 1 credit point and are required to enrol in:

It is your responsibility to ensure that taking a WIL unit contributes towards your course requirements, and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on buslaw@deakin.edu.au or (03) 9244 6555.

How to apply

Applications for T3 2020 are now closed.

Selection criteria is based on a number of considerations including your preferred area of law, year of study, previous participation in WIL units, WAM, and more.

Key dates


T1 2021

T2 2021

T3 2021

Applications open

Week 4 of preceding trimester

Week 4 of preceding trimester

Week 4 of preceding trimester

Applications close

Week 8 of preceding trimester

Week 8 of preceding trimester

Week 8 of preceding trimester

Application outcomes announced

Week 11 of preceding trimester

Week 11 of preceding trimester

Week 11 of preceding trimester

Where can I do an internship?

The Legal Internship program is only available at participating centres. Please note that this list is subject to change and not all participating centres opt into every trimester.

Participating centres

Participating CentresLocationDays
AED Legal Centre  Melbourne 1+ days per week
Ann Valos Criminal Lawyer Werribee and Abbotsford 1+ days per week
Aughtersons Lawyers Ringwood 1+ days per week
Barwon Community Legal Service Inc. Geelong 1+ days per week
Ballarat Grampians Community Legal Service Ballarat 1+ days per week
Bespoke Melbourne 2+ days per week
Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre St Albans and Melton  1+ days per week
Daimler (best known as Mercedes Benz) Mulgrave 1+ days per week
Disability Discrimination Legal Service Melbourne 1+ days per week
Flemington & Kensington CLC Kensington 1+ days per week
Geelong Lawyers, Barristers & Solicitors Geelong 1+ days per week
Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre Shepparton 3-week block placement
JobWatch Melbourne 1+ days per week
Kimberley Community Legal Services Inc. Kunnunnara and Broome, WA Block placement
HIV/AIDS Legal Centre/Macgregor Barristers & Solicitors Melbourne 1+ days per week
Mental Health Legal Centre Melbourne (working with imprisoned persons) 1+ days 3 days per week (for 5 weeks)
Moonee Valley CLC Legal Service  Ascot Vale 1+ days per week
Nissan Motors Dandenong South Intensive 20 days
Northern Community Legal Centre Gladstone Park 1+ days per week (usually Mondays)
Peninsula Community Legal Centre Frankston 1+ days per week
Social Security Rights Victoria Fitzroy 1+ days per week
Southport Community Legal Service Port Melbourne 1+ days per week (open Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
St Kilda Legal Service St. Kilda 1+ days per week
Victoria Legal Aid: Geelong Geelong 1+ days per week (20 days in total)
Victoria Legal Aid: Morewell Morewell 1+ days per week
Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner Melbourne 1+ days per week
Villamanta Disability Legal Rights Service Geelong 2 days per week
West Heidelberg Community Legal Centre West Heidelberg 2 days per week across 8 weeks (Police check required)
Women's Legal Service Victoria and Family Law Legal Service  Melbourne (Pre-req MLL408 Family Law) 1+ days per week
Yarra Trams Melbourne 1+ days per week
Youth Law Melbourne 1+ days per week
Young Workers Centre - Victorian Trades Hall Council Carlton (Pre-req MLL342 Workplace Law or MLC309 Employment Law) 1-2 days per week

Contact us

Email: bl-wil@deakin.edu.au

Telephone: +61 3 5227 8619

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