Experiential Learning Course Application Form - Law Clinics, Publications and Journals, and UNSW Law Onsite Internships | Law

Experiential Learning Course Application Form - Law Clinics, Publications and Journals, and UNSW Law Onsite Internships

Summer 2018/2019 applications open at 10am on Tuesday 7 August 2018 and close at 9am on Monday 20 August 2018. 

Onsite internships are not offered in Summer 2018/2019.  Please read the Summer 2018/2019 information sheet for available opportunities before applying.

  • Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Australian Human Rights Institute (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Australian Pro Bono Centre (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Centre for Crime, Law and Justice (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Diplomacy Training Program (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • National Children's and Youth Law Centre (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • The Social Justice Project (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Australian Journal of Human Rights - available in Summer 2018/2019
  • Human Rights Defender (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Human Rights Clinic (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Land and Environment Court Clinic (only available in Term 1)
  • Police Powers Clinic (not offered in Summer 2018/2019)
  • Social Impact Hub Clinic - available in Summer 2018/2019

(Please check the list each semester to see which of the opportunities are available)

Please read the Application Process before completing this form. 


Please ensure you address the selection criteria set out by the host organisation (available on the Host Organisation Information List) and attach this to your application. 


Please note that your student email address will be used to correspond with you. It is your responsibility to check your student UNSW Email account on a regular basis.

A great deal of time and resources is expended to organise these placements. For this reason you cannot unenrol from the course without the permission of the Course Convenor. Please keep this in mind before applying for the course.

You need to have completed 78uoc of LAWS courses or 72uoc of JURD courses to be eligible to apply.


DO NOT include the "z" before your student number.
Correspondence is sent to your UNSW email account (@unsw.edu.au). It is your responsibility to check your UNSW email account on a regular basis.
To be eligible, you must have completed at least 78 UOC of LAWS courses or 72 UOC of JURD courses and have not previously completed the course even if it was at a different organisation.
Please make sure you have checked the semester your selected Experiential Learning course is being offered. This information can be found on the relevant Experiential Learning course pages and at the top of this application form.
Please make sure you have checked the semester your selected Experiential Learning course is being offered. This information can be found on the relevant Experiential Learning course pages on the law website and at the top of this application form.
In the event that a student makes multiples applications, only one offer will be made. If a student declines this offer, they will not be made another offer regardless of the outcome(s) of other applications.
Note: Students are not allowed to repeat a same course code in one degree, even if it is with a different host organisation.

Application Documents

Write a 500 word (maximum) Statement of Interest for your first preference organisation. Please include your response to their selection criteria (available in the Host Organisation Information list), why you are particularly interested in your preferred organisation and how your skills, experience and study make you a suitable candidate for this internship. Be aware that this statement is read by the host organisation of your choice and is an important part of the selection process. Please also include a CV and MyUNSW Academic Statement.

Please note that if you wish to apply for more than one organisation you must complete the application form again.

Please upload ONE pdf. document with: (1) your statement of interest; (2) your resume (no more than 2 pages); (3) your transcript (this can be downloaded from MyUNSW).

Please have each section starting on a different page. Name the document 'your surname_hostorganisation'. For example if John Smith was applying to the National ProBono Centre (NPBC), his document would be saved as 'smith_npbc'. Please make sure all documents are attached. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Enrolment in the Experiential Learning course

All selected interns will be enrolled in their Experiential Learning course by Law Academic Services once placement is confirmed.

NOTE: LAWS3307/JURD7307 UNSW Law On site Internship - is not offered in Summer 2018/2019.  (For Term 1, students enrolled in this course are required to attend internship classes which will assist in successfully completing the internship and the assessment items required. Students will need to indicate their preferred class time in the semester when they will be undertaking your Onsite internship. Class times for LAWS3307/JURD7307 are subject to change and should be used as a guide when completing the application form.)


Given that internship placements may be finalised after your enrolment appointment, you may be required to overload with your Experiential Learning course (i.e. LAWS3307/JURD7307). If you already have a full enrolment load and have not indicated that you wish to overload, then you cannot be enrolled into the internship course until you have dropped one of your other courses.

If you choose 'Yes' below, Student Services will be able to inform you on the best timing to apply for overload application. Please note that you will still need to fulfill the UNSW Law Overload Policy to overload.

* Students who have a recent record of failure (past year of study) are NOT eligible to overload. Please apply to overload once you have met this requirement.
By completing and submitting this form, I consent to the personal information contained in this form being used by UNSW Law for the purpose of assessing and administering my application to the law experiential learning program and for directly related purposes such as audit, management and operational activities of the experiential learning program. I confirm that by providing my consent I am authorising the disclosure of my personal information to the external host organisations selected on the form for the sole purpose of assessing my application. I understand that the provision of this information is voluntary but that my eligibility for placement into an internship/clinic cannot be assessed if I do not provide this information. I understand that my personal information will be held by UNSW Law and that I can submit a request for access to or amendment of any of my personal information held by UNSW Law. At the conclusion of the process, the personal information submitted will be removed from the system in accordance with UNSW Policy. For more information on how UNSW manages your personal information, please visit the UNSW Privacy website: https://www.legal.unsw.edu.au/compliance/privacyhome.html

Thank you for your application and good luck.

The outcome of your application will be notifed to you via your student Zmail account in due course - please make sure you check your Zmail account regularly. Our aim is to have internship applications finalised prior to enrolments opening for Semester 2 but sometimes Host Organisations can take some time to consider applications.

Thank you for your patience.