Asia Law Internship Grant



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The ANU College of Law has developed a suite of exciting new internship opportunities for LLB, JD and LLM students under the Asia Business Law Internship Grants. Although these internships may be of particular interest to our international students, we encourage all eligible students to apply.

The internships are organised by ANU Law and vary in location and length. All internships come with a $2000 grant payable to students to assist in covering the costs of travel and living expenses. These internships are not eligible for New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding.


China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia


The internships vary from 4 weeks through to 2-3 months. If undertaken for course credit, the placement must be a minimum of 12 days.


Domestic and International LLB, JD, LLM students are eligible to apply. We strongly encourage International students to apply as both the Beijing and Shanghai internships are restricted to students who do not require a work or internship visa, i.e. Chinese nationals. Other internships may also require or prefer applicants with existing work rights and residency status.

Not open to previous Asia Internship Grant (Bursary) recipients or non-law students.

Internships available in 2019/2020

The first round of Internships will take place during the Summer session (December 2019 - February 2020), however specific start and end dates are negotiable with the host organisation. Internships cannot overlap with courses taken during the semester or the examination period, unless otherwise permitted by the Sub-Dean. 

Further details about each internship will be available at a later date. We encourage you to apply based on the information provided below.

Organisation Type Location Dates  Language Work Visa Other 
China Business Law


TBA Mandarin fluency Must be a Chinese citizen Must be interested in commercial and corporate law. May need to pass additional interview process with host firm.
China (Hong Kong) Business Law Hong Kong TBA

Proficiency/fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese is preferred.

Proficiency/ fluency in another major Asian language may be considered as an alternative.
Host may sponsor the visa but would prefer students with HK ID card and right to work in HK Must be interested in commercial and corporate law
China (Hong Kong) International Commercial Arbitration Hong Kong 3 - 28 February 2020

Proficiency/fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese is preferred.

Proficiency/ fluency in another major Asian language may be considered as an alternative.
Host able to sponsor the visa Must be interested in commercial and corporate law, especially cross-border transactions
Malaysia Business Law Kuala Lumpur TBA No Must already have the right to work in Malaysia Must be interested in commercial and corporate law
Singapore Business Law Singapore TBA Proficiency/fluency in a major Asian or SE Asian language preferred (but not required) Must already have the right to work in Singapore Must be interested in commercial and corporate law

Visa or citizenship requirements

Some internships require students who have specific citizenship/work rights in the host country. Please refer to the internships table above for further details.

Language requirements

Some host organisations have stipulated compulsory language requirements for their interns. Please refer to the internships table above for further details.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be assessed as suitable for an internship based on the following:

  1. completion of at least 5 x 1000/6000 level laws courses or LLM equivalent
  2. meeting language requirements
  3. meeting visa/citizenship requirements
  4. GPA (minimum 5.0)
  5. demonstrated interest in commercial or corporate law
  6. year of degree (later-year students will be preferenced if necessary)
  7. interview or discussions held with internship convenor and/or Associate Dean (International), where appropriate.

Course credit

Some internships may be able available for course credit under LAWS4230/6230 Law Internship whilst others will not be available for course credit. The Convenor will be able to provide further information about this to applicants on a case-by-case basis. Students who have already completed LAWS4230/6230 are welcome to apply, but will not receive course credit.

Accommodation and expenses

Students are responsible for finding suitable accommodation for the duration of the internship, however some host organisations may be able to assist with this.

Students will be fully responsible for all fees and expenses incurred whilst undertaking the internship. In addition, students completing their internship for course credit will be enrolled in LAWS4230 or LAWS6230 and will therefore incur normal tuition course fees for that course.

Grant funding

Students undertaking an internship via the Asia Business Law Internships Grant program will receive $2000 paid into their bank account nominated on ISIS. The grant will assist with costs of travel, insurance and accommodation whilst on internship. The grant is subject to the student obtaining an appropriate visa where required, or having appropriate citizenship status or work rights as stipulated by the internship conditions.

For more information on the grant and conditions of award, please visit the Asia Law Internship Grant webpage.


Students will be convened by ANU insurance for the duration of their internship with some additional allowance for periods of private travel. The ANU insurance provided may not be sufficient to cover a student's requirements. Students need to read the insurance policy carefully and determine if additional cover is required. Further information will be provided to interns prior to departure.

General disclaimer

The internships remain subject to negotiation with the partner/host organisation. There is no guarantee from the ANU College of Law that the partner will offer an internship in any given year, that they will accept the ANU College of Law nominee or that they will assist with finding accommodation for the student.


Applications closed Sunday 27 October 2019


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Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team