LAWS3555/JURD7555 UNSW Law Internships (onsite and external) Application Form | Law

LAWS3555/JURD7555 UNSW Law Internships (onsite and external) Application Form

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

Please use this form to apply for internships with the following onsite centres and for placements with external host organisations.  Please read the Term 1 2019 information sheet for available opportunities (updated 10/10/2018).

  • Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation
  • Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
  • Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
  • Australian Human Rights Institute
  • Australian Pro Bono Centre
  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Centre for Crime, Law and Justice
  • Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation
  • Diplomacy Training Program
  • Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law
  • Grata Fund Limited
  • Institute for Global Development. Myanmar Program (Available in Term 3)
  • National Children's and Youth Law Centre
  • The Social Justice Project

Things to note before applying:

  • You need to have completed 78uoc of LAWS courses or 72uoc of JURD courses in order to be eligible to apply.
  • Please read the Application Process before completing this form.
  • Please make sure you have checked what term your chosen Host Organisation is available before completing this form.
  • Please note the application form for Self-Organised Internships can be found here.
  • Please note that your student email address will be used to correspond with you. It is your responsibility to check your student Zmail account on a regular basis.
  • 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. 

A great deal of time and resources is expended by the University and the Host Organisation to organise internship placements. For this reason you cannot unenrol from the subject without the permission of the Course Convenor, Pearl Beaumont. Please keep this in mind before applying for the course.

DO NOT include the "z" before your student number.
Correspondence is sent to your UNSW email account ( It is your responsibility to check your UNSW email account on a regular basis
Please enter the 10 digits of your mobile phone number
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, LAWS3308/JURD7308 or LAWS3307/JURD7307 even if it was at a different organisation.
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 (available in the Host Organisation Information list), why you are particularly interested in your selected 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.

Every application must include a resume and transcript.

Please upload ONE pdf. document with: (1) your statement of interest (or the relevant documents for self-organised internship); (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 Cancer Council, his document would be saved as 'z0000000_smith_cancercouncil'. Please make sure all documents are attached. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please upload PDF document only

Supplementary Documents for 2nd Preference:

Write a 500 word (maximum) statement for your second preference organisation you wish to apply for. Please follow the same instructions for your first preference documents.

Please upload PDF document only

If your application (in your first and second preferences above) is unsuccessful at your chosen organisation, would you like to be considered for Second Round Placement at another organisation assigned by UNSW Law in your nominated semester?

Enrolment in LAWS3555/JURD7555 UNSW Law Internship (6uoc)

All selected interns will be enrolled in LAWS3555 (for undergraduate students) or JURD7555 (for Juris Doctor students). You are required to attend internship classes which will assist you in successfully completing your internship and the assessment items required. Overseas/Regional/Interstate placements will not require class attendance - interns will be assigned to an individual academic supervisor or get enrolled in an online class.

Please note that Academic Services will be enrolling you once your placement is secured during the class registration period. Therefore, you will need to indicate your preferred class time in the semester when you will be undertaking your internship.

NOTE: Class times listed are subject to changes and should be use as a guide when completing the application form.


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:

Thank you for your application and good luck.

Application outcome will be notify to you via your student Zmail account in due course - we thank you for your patience.