The NSW Law Reform Commission invites applications for legal internships during the 2014-15 summer university vacation.
Internships are open to:
law students in their final year;
law students entering their final year in 2015; and
recent law graduates.
Interns work as volunteers on a full-time basis. The Commission does not provide any remuneration or financial assistance to interns.
An internship at the Commission provides an opportunity to work closely with the Commissioners and law reform staff and contribute directly to the development of proposals for law reform. Depending on the reference this could mean undertaking research, contributing to drafting consultation documents, assisting with consultation processes, or helping draft reports. The Commission credits the contribution of interns in its published papers.
The Commission seeks to provide a stimulating environment and a varied experience for interns.
Interns should be available to work 8-12 weeks full-time, commencing on a date between November 2014 and January 2015. Please indicate your availability when applying.
The Commission works closely with the NSW Sentencing Council, and may also place interns with the Sentencing Council depending on business needs. Please indicate in your application if you would be interested in undertaking an internship with the Sentencing Council.
Applicants should note that the Commission is unable to offer practical work experience required for professional admission as a solicitor or barrister, such as is required by students attending the College of Law. We cannot provide the appropriate supervision.
We are also unable to provide workers' compensation insurance for interns.
Successful applicants will have:
- a strong academic record;
- well-developed legal research and writing skills;
- strong communication and interpersonal skills; and
- a demonstrated interest in law reform and policy development.
Your application should contain:
a statement outlining how you meet these four criteria (1-2 pages);
a curriculum vitae; and
an up to date academic record (an official transcript is not necessary), including results for Semester 1, 2014 where relevant.
Please send your application, addressed to Emma Hoiberg, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions you can call or email Emma Hoiberg on (02) 8061 9289 or email@example.com.
The Commission also offers winter internship opportunities. Applications for that program will open in February 2015. Please check this page after February 2015 for more information.