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

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

Term 1 2019 Round 1 applications have closed. Application outcomes have been released. Term 1 2019 Round 2 applications open at 10am on Tuesday 16 October 2018 and close at 9am on Monday 29 October 2018.

Please read the Term 1 2019 information sheet for available opportunities before applying (updated 10/10/2018). 

  • Australian Journal of Human Rights 
  • Human Rights Defender 
  • Human Rights Clinic (not offered in Term 1 2019)
  • Land and Environment Court Clinic (only available in Term 1)
  • Police Powers Clinic 
  • Social Impact Hub Clinic 

(The KLC Clinics have a separate form which is available here.)

Please check the list each term to see which of the opportunities are available (updated 10/10/2018).

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.
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 multiple 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 the 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 (check the Host Organisation Information list to see if your preferred organisation published their criteria), why you are particularly interested in the 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 zID_surname_hostorganisation'. For example if John Smith was applying to the National ProBono Centre (NPBC), his document would be saved as 'z0000000_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 at point of class registration. 



Given that internship placements may be finalised after your enrolment appointment, you may exceed the maximum UOC allowed per term with your Experiential Learning course, which is 18 UOC per term over Terms 1, 2 and 3 and 6 UOC over Summer or a total of 60 UOC in a calendar year. 

If you already have a full enrolment load for the term then you cannot be enrolled into the internship course until you have dropped one of your other courses.

You will need to comply with UNSW Law’s Overload Policy.  Student Services will be able to answer your queries about overloading.

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.