UNSW Law On Site Internships | Law

UNSW Law On Site Internships

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. Please note all the placements are unpaid.  

The Centres include:

Note: Participating Centres change each semester according to the needs of the Centre. Therefore, not all Centres will offer internship placements each semester


The updated list of Winter 2017 and Semester 2 2017- dated 22 March 2017 additional information added on the Diplomacy Training Program Winter opportunities and the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (Winter) can be found HERE.



What does the course involve?

Interns are required to attend at their selected Centre for the equivalent of one day each week over 12 weeks (or equivalent), by arrangement between the intern and the Centre. 

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.

Round 1 Winter 2017 applications will open at 10am on Tuesday 21 March 2017 and will close 9am on Tuesday 28 March 2017.

Round 1 Semester 2 2017 applications will open at 10am on Tuesday 4 April 2017 and will close 9am on Tuesday 11 April 2017.


More information

Course Information


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). 

Personal Accident Insurance for Students

Travel Insurance for Students

For more information on UNSW Insurance