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 100 hours (15 days).

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.

*From Trimester 3 2022, this unit will be retitled Community Legal Internship

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:

This unit is not repeatable.

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 2022 are now open, apply now!

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


T3 2022

T1 2023

T2 2023

Applications open

5 Aug 2022

2 Dec 2022

31 Mar 2023

Applications close

11 Sept 2022

15 Jan 2023

7 Apr 2023

Application outcomes announced

7 Oct 2022

3 Feb 2023

26 May 2023

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
Anika LegalOnlineFlexible (1+ days per week)
Animal Law Institute (ALI)Melbourne3-week block placement
Asylum Seeker Resource CentreFootscray1+ days per week
Ballarat Grampians Community Legal Service Ballarat 1+ days per week
Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre St Albans and Melton  1+ days per week
Disability Discrimination Legal Service Melbourne 1+ days per week
Flemington & Kensington CLC Kensington 1+ days per week
Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre Shepparton 3-week block placement
HIV/AIDS Legal Centre/Macgregor Barristers & Solicitors Melbourne 1+ days per week
JobWatch Melbourne 1+ days per week
genUGeelong1+ 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
Peninsula Community Legal Centre Frankston/ Moorabbin 1+ days per week
Southport Community Legal Service Port Melbourne 1+ days per week (open Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Victoria Legal Aid: Geelong Geelong 1+ days per week (20 days in total)
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

Contact us

Email: bl-wil@deakin.edu.au

Telephone: +61 3 5227 8619

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