Social Justice Internship Program
This course affords students the opportunity to work in one of the specialist Centres within the Faculty of Law which undertakes advocacy or research on aspects of policy and practice relating to an area of social justice. The Centres include:
- Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
- Australian Human Rights Centre
- Australian Pro Bono Centre
- Centre for Law, Markets and Regulations
- Cyberspace Law and Policy Community
- Diplomacy Training Program
- Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law
- Indigenous Law Centre
- National Children’s and Youth Law Centre
- The Social Justice Project
Note: Participating Centres changes each semester according to the needs of the Centre. Therefore, not all Centres will offer internship placements each semester.
The updated list of Winter 2016 and Semester 2 2016 Participating Centres with placements still available can be found HERE.
What does the course involve?
Interns are required to attend at their selected Centre for at least the equivalent of one day each week over 12 weeks (or equivalent), by arrangement between the intern and the Centre. Many students may choose to do extra days and organisations may request extra days.
The range of projects offered in your internships with your selected Centre will be determined according to the project and priorities of the Centre. In general it is expected that an intern’s duties will consist of a combination of research, project administrative, editing, writing, event coordination, preparing background materials, briefing papers, liaising with other organisations and key stakeholders and undertaking relevant work of a substantive nature.
When does the course run?
The course runs every semester (S1, S2 and Summer), with applications opening mid-semester the session before the course commences.
Some Centres offer positions over an allocated Winter break. Winter interns will be enrolled in S2.
Do I need to attend Classes for the Internship?
YES! UNSW Law introduced compulsory classes for all Internships. All interns will be enrolled in LAWS3307 (for undergraduate students) or JURD7307 (for Juris Doctor students). Enrolled students are required to attend internship classes which will assist you in successfully completing your internship and the assessment items required.
How do I apply?
Read the Application Process and then complete the Application Form. Please only apply during the application period. The dates of which will be sent to your student email. If you wish to apply for more than one Centre please complete a separate form.
- Online Handbook for LAWS3307 and JURD7307
- Evaluation form for Internship Supervisors at Law Centres (this is for Supervisors only)
Law students should read the Risk Management & Insurance Information before applying to internships.
UNSW provides accidental injury insurance for students while participating in a UNSW activity (this included internships).