Domestic Internship Opportunities

Law Internship course

Location: Various (Australia and overseas)

Length of placement: Up to 12 weeks

Course credit: 6 units

The Law Internship course (LAWS4230/LAWS6230) offers students an unparalleled opportunity to put their learning into action and carry out a law-based research project in a legal professional workplace. Students can apply for a partnered internship or arrange their own internship with a suitable organisation.


Aurora Internship

Location: Various (Australia and overseas)

Length of placement: 4-6 Weeks

Financial Support: Commonwealth scholarships are available for Indigenous interns

Course credit: 6 units

The Aurora Internship contributes to capacity building for Indigenous and Indigenous-sector organisations by placing students and graduates at Indigenous sector organisations involved in native title, land rights, justice, policy and community development, health, social welfare and research, Australia-wide.


Australian National Internship Program

Location: Various

Length of placement: Varies on Placement

Financial Support: ANIP Travel Grant

Course credit: Students in a single LLB(Hons) degree may count the ANIP internship as either a law elective (LAWS4311/LAWS6311) or a non-law elective depending on the scope of the internship undertaken. Students in a FDD Law may count the ANIP internship as part of their law degree  or their non-law degree, depending on the scope of the internship undertaken.

The Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) provides undergraduate and postgraduate students an opportunity to work at the heart of Australian policy and politics. The elite program arranges research-orientated internships at the Australian Federal Parliament, the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, in the public service or non-government organisations.


Constitutional Law Internship

Location: Canberra

Length of placement: 10 Weeks

Financial Support: Leslie Zines Constitutional Law Scholarship

A supervised 10-week internship in the field of constitutional law in the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department or the Australian Government Solicitor.


Kimberley Aboriginal Justice Internship

Location: Broome or Kununurra

Length of placement: 4-6 Weeks

Financial Support: Tina and Tano Salpietro Award

Course credit: 6 units

Kimberley-based Internships give students an opportunity to work as a full time paralegal for the Kimberley Community Legal Clinic (KCLS) in Broome or Kununurra, WA. The minimum internship involves 30 working days (6 weeks) and students are enrolled in LAWS4230/LAWS6230. Applications will not be accepted for a period less than 20 working days (4 weeks). Experience as a paralegal in the Kimberley will provide a foundation for students to complete an in-depth research paper on a topic of importance to the KCLS.


North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)

Location: Northern Territory

NAAJA is able to offer volunteer and intern placements to law students and graduates looking to gain paralegal experience in our Criminal, Civil and Law & Justice Projects Teams and in office locations across the Territory.

Interns must commit to a volunteer placement of at least one month with NAAJA as the organisation takes the view that a shorter period does not allow enough time for interns to gain useful experience and contribute meaningfully to the work of NAAJA.

In the criminal section, volunteers are exposed to a busy practice and will work with dedicated and experiences lawyers across a diverse range of matters including in the Local Court, Supreme Court and with bush Courts.

Working with the civil section will expose volunteers to a wide variety of work including housing, statutory compensation schemes, child protection, welfare rights, police and healthcare complaints and adult guardianship.

In the Law & Justice projects section NAAJA is involved in a range of innovative justice programs including the Bilata Legal Pathways Program, the Student Court, Community Legal Education, and support for Cultural Authorities (Elder groups) in communities and in the preparation of law and policy submissions.

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Regional, Rural, Remote (RRR) Legal Practice Experience

Location: Regional, rural and remote areas of Australia

Length of placement: 20, 50 or 80 day placement

Financial Assistance: RRR Financial Assistance

Course credit: Up to 12 units towards the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

The ANU School of Legal Practice is the first and only Practical Legal Training program in Australia contributing towards addressing the significant need for lawyers in RRR locations by assisting students undertaking RRR legal experience.


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