These internships form part of the international internship subject International Legal Internship (76098) for undergraduate students and Global Professional Experience Project (78295) for postgraduate students. These subjects can be undertaken for credit.
For more information, please contact the Subject Coordinator, Associate Professor Beth Goldblatt.
Dentons is a major global law firm with offices all over the world. Dentons office in Shanghai, China offer internship opportunities to UTS law students over a 4 week timeframe in July. To qualify for an offer from Dentons, students must have Mandarin language abilities.
Zhicheng Public Interest Law Organisation, Beijing
Zhicheng is the largest, and the premier law NGO in the People’s Republic of China. Initially established in in 1999 as the Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center (BCLARC), Zhicheng is now a large umbrella organisation comprising several subsidiary organizations in 33 provinces in the country. Students will intern at the head office in Beijing, China, either during the June/July or December/January.
Huiye Law Firm is a leading commercial law firm in Shanghai, China. The firm has a corporate, commercial practice dealing with a range of legal areas. Students have the opportunity to intern for 4 weeks in July.
This is a placement at the Hong Kong Baptist University located in Hong Kong. This opportunity is for students interested in working on Intellectual Property law. Students will be based in the Knowledge Transfer Office of the university where they will gain experience in the prosecution of patent and trademark applications, providing clearance searches and analysis, providing infringement opinions, etc. Idea Intellectual is an IP firm that works with the university and also has a branch in the US.
IPHouse is a company based in Beijing,China that compiles a database of Chinese Intellectual Property-related legal decisions. Students have the opportunity of undertaking a 4 week internship during the winter or summer break.
The China Australia Legal Exchange Foundation is based in Hong Kong, and the Foundation is offering places for UTS students to intern in December. The Foundation is a legal exchange platform for Hong Kong and Australian Lawyers to better understand the law of, and the legal instrumentalities in, Mainland China, as well as it provides a legal perspective in current affairs issues. Student interns will be involved in assisting with legal forums, seminars and other work of the foundation such as research and the drafting of legal documents.
ACICIS is offering $3,000 NCP grants for students to spend Summer 2019 studying and working in Indonesia's legal industry towards the program fee and travel costs. The Law Professional Practicum is a six-week intensive academic and vocational study program that provides law students with an introduction to the Indonesian legal system and the opportunity to gain professional experience working alongside legal practitioners.
The Institute for Legislative Studies (ILS) in Hanoi, Vietnam is a specialized agency set up to assist the Legislative Assembly of Vietnam (the National Parliament) by providing research and information for national assembly members. Student interns will use their research and legal skills to contribute to and learn about significant developments in Vietnam’s legislative system. Internships can be undertaken in winter, summer, or possibly at other times of the year.
Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) is based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and undertakes research, litigation, advocacy and training on human rights issues in South Africa. Internships run for 4-5 weeks starting mid-January.
PWESCR ongoing volunteer internship programme typically consists of a minimum of four consecutive calendar months of work in the Delhi (India) office. The programme is mutually advantageous. Interns gain valuable exposure to a wide range of women's human rights issues and knowledge of South Asian region. You will also contribute to the vision of a world in which businesses respect and advance human rights and communities and workers are empowered to secure their rights and gain accountability for abuse. We require at least 4 months but prefer longer periods. We are looking to hire someone as early as July 2018. You will do so by monitoring news about companies’ impacts on human rights, including social and environmental issues, and providing support to projects seeking to raise awareness about business and human rights. We are a small team and often ask interns to help with a variety of other tasks as well (see description below). We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, and well-organized individual committed to advancing human rights. You should also have some knowledge about business and human rights. You will need the ability to concisely communicate and demystify large amounts of complex information. You should be self-motivated and able to work independently, while functioning well as a member of a small team. You will need research skills, but also must be willing to do a large amount of routine data input efficiently and accurately. Attention to detail is essential.
Reprieve Australia is an anti-death penalty organisation that provides legal and humanitarian assistance to people facing the death penalty. The organisation runs a volunteer Internship Program in offices in six southern states of the USA and also with organisations in South East Asia. Internships in the USA are normally a minimum of 3 months duration and a minimum of one month duration in South East Asia. Applicants are accepted at any time during the year.
NB: Students are required to organise this internship independently and applications are made directly to Reprieve. Students who apply and are notified they have been accepted into the Reprieve Australia Program, are then asked to complete and submit an Application in order to enrol into 76098 for UG and 78295 for PG for academic credit at UTS.