The NSW Law Reform Commission offers legal internships over the summer and winter university vacations.
Internships are open to:
law students in their final year;
law students in their penultimate year; 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.
While this position is unpaid, an internship at the Law Reform 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.
The Commission works closely with the NSW Sentencing Council, and may also place interns with the Sentencing Council depending on business needs.
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.
Applications for the Commission's 2014 winter internship program have now closed. Applications for the Commission's 2014/15 summer internship program will open in July or August 2014. Please check this page after July 2014 for more information.