Continuing Volunteer Roles

End Child Detention Oz Volunteer Roles

Are you interested in joining forces with an exceptional group of people to stand up for children’s rights? Do you have great communication skills and the ability to motivate others? Are you keen to get stuck into some strategic grassroots advocacy to end child detention in Australia? Join us and become part of an ECDC electorate action team!

Institute of Criminology Internships

Applications are now open for the winter and Semester 2 internship programs at the Sydney Institute of Criminology. The Institute's internship program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Sydney Law School. The program is undertaken on a pro-bono basis. Interns must be available to work 10 full days over either the winter break or semester 2.


The internship program will be of interest to students seeking to gain experience in an organisation devoted to research and public policy in the area of criminal justice. Interns will be provided with the opportunity to participate in a broad range of Institute activities and to interact, both formally and informally, with Institute staff members.


Applications for the winter internship close at 5pm Friday 23 June 2017. Applications for the semester 2 internship close 5pm Friday 21 July 2017.

For more information head to this website

Class action research volunteer role

Are you a penultimate/final year law student with legal research skills?

Want to get involved in what we hope will become Australia's highest profile, human rights class action?

GetUp is Australia's largest progressive campaign organisation with a focus on economic justice. We have engaged American-based international law firm Quinn Emanuel to provide advice outlining the prospects of success in commencing a class action against Centrelink for its robo-debt system. It's early days, but it could be the largest human rights class action in Australian history. 

To help us with the considerable workload, we're seeking talented young lawyers and senior law students to assist in providing some research, initially requiring approximately 5 hours' work per week for two weeks (or until the end of May).

If you're interested in getting involved, contact GetUp's Legal Advisor Alice Drury at with a line or two providing your background.

indigenous advocacy volunteer

Uphold and Recognise is an organisation focused on addressing constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians. They seek a volunteer to assist with events, communications and policy work. Minimum 1 day in North Sydney office. For more information click this link. 

International Law Association Social Media Coordinator

The ILA (Australian Branch) is seeking a volunteer Social Media Coordinator to be responsible for maintaining and growing the online presence of the ILA (Australian Branch). This will include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Candidates will be in their penultimate or final year of a law degree, or recent graduates. A double degree with Media, or prior experience in managing an organisation or society’s social media accounts will be an advantage. Candidates should also have a strong interest in international law. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 24th March 2017. More information and contact details are attached.


NSW Law Reform Commission Winter Internship

The NSW Law Reform Commission operates a winter internship program for law students in their final year of studies. While this opportunity is unpaid, it does provide access to a range of professional development opportunities, including working with our Commissioners. Applications for the program open on Monday 13 March and close on Sunday 30 April 2017. Details of the program can be found here.