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Local Internship (76097)

This subject provides students with the opportunity to obtain practical legal experience and to develop professional skills through work with a local host organisation. Academic requirements of the subject include a preparatory meeting, three reflective journals and a post-internship presentation. There are currently three opportunities for student placements available at:

  1. Redfern Legal Centre, a community law centre, in its International Student Clinic, to prepare and assist in the delivery of advice to clients by conducting casework, attending weekly clinic meetings, organising and co-coordinating weekly advice sessions and participating in meetings and debates. This placement involves one day per week for 11 weeks (2-9pm on Wednesdays). 
  2. Stockland, an ASX top 50 property company, to work in their legal department.  Interns will be allocated to one or more projects relating to the review of legal precedents and processes across the five asset classes. Recent projects have included a review of marketing and consumer law advice and precedents and the implementation of a training program for internal business partners. During the internship opportunities will also be provided to attend internal and external meetings on active matters to provide interns with an insight into the nature of in house legal work. This placement involves two days per week every fortnight for a total of 11 working days.
  3. Toyota Finance Australia Limited, a vehicle finance company, to work in their legal department. Interns will assist with ASIC company searches, registrations, research, agreements , drafting legal advice and engaging in legal discussions with other departments, and other day to day legal duties. This placement involves two days per week every fortnight for a total of 11 working days.

To apply for any of the above internship opportunities for Autumn 2018, please complete an application for 76097 in CareerHub before 29 January 2018. You will be notified of the outcome by 9 February 2018.

Law and Justice Studies (76069)

Law and Justice Studies provides you with a unique opportunity to work in selected government and non-government agencies which focus on social justice responses to legal issues. Agencies include Legal Aid NSW, the Shopfront Youth Legal Centre, the NSW Office of the Ombudsman, Anti-Slavery Australia, NTSCORP, and the Aboriginal Legal Service. You are exposed to the work of these agencies during the first two weeks of session when agency representatives address the class about their social justice aims and policy objectives, and broadly outline the nature of the work that you will be expected to undertake during their eight week period of practice based learning with the agency.

You can self-enrol directly into this subject via myStudentAdmin.

Ngiya- Talk the Law: Editorial Role (76083)

Ngiya and the Journal of Indigenous Policy are law and policy journals that are published twice a year by Jumbunna – UTS Indigenous House of Learning Research Unit. These journals publish research dealing with the impact of the dominant legal system on Indigenous peoples and seek to provide a platform for policy analysis and advocacy for Indigenous Self Determination. This subject offers undergraduate students the opportunity to assist with the production of an edition of one of these journals by editing articles and writing an article suitable for submission. This subject is appropriate for students who want to engage with Indigenous issues and learn to communicate on these issues in a way that is sensitive to the perspectives of Indigenous Australians; learn about legal publishing, and acquire experience with a rights-oriented advocacy organisation. The subject is done in conjunction with staff at Jumbunna.

You can self-enrol directly into this subject via myStudentAdmin.

International

International Legal Internship (76098)

This subject provides you with the opportunity to work on a ‘real-world’ project with an international host organisation. Find your own placement at an eligible legal organisation (refer to the application form in CareerHub for criteria) or apply for a Faculty-supplied placement. Placements are offered twice a year, in July and in December-February.  Internships may be paid or un-paid, usually over a 20 working day period. Funding may be available through UTS BUiLD. If you are doing an international law placement also consider applying to the Australian and New Zealand Society for International Law (ANZSIL) Internship Support Program.

Search current opportunities

To apply, please complete an application for 76098 in CareerHub before 4 September 2017 (Summer placements). You will be notified of the outcome by 15 September 2017. You must apply, receive approval and enrol in the internship subject prior to travel.  If you are applying for the ACICIS Indonesia Practicum, apply to the ACICIS directly and complete the application form in CareerHub.

Applied Human Rights Fieldwork (76099)

40K Globe is a unique one month internship that offers you the chance to spend one month on the ground in rural India working towards helping local villagers develop a sustainable solution for better access to education and employment. Working in a team of young Australians, you are given an impact project that becomes your own for the month. You will work to meet your objectives while forging new mates from Australia and India and create a better future for others. Funding may be available through UTS BUiLD.

You can self-enrol directly into this subject via myStudentAdmin.

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