Other Opportunities

NSW Bar Association Indigenous Law Students Clerkship 2019

The NSW Bar is offering up to four paid clerkship positions to Indigenous law students to see a side of the legal profession that is normally hidden. The program operates like a vacation clerkship at solicitor firms and places emphasis on the tasks undertaken by barristers and judges. 

This opportunity would be particularly suited tho those who are in the penultimate or final year of law studies. Applications close Fri 23 November 2018. For more information, see this document.

Affinity Migration Group Internship

Affinity Migration Group is a boutique migration firm based in Sydney’s CBD. The two Founders of Affinity Migration are migrants themselves, therefore, we truly believe migrants have the ability to enrich countries globally. Affinity Migration specialises in Employer Sponsored Visas, Skilled Visas, Humanitarian/Refugee Visas and Partner Visas.

We are currently offering an internship to someone who is passionate about or has a genuine interest in Migration Law. The role will begin as an internship, however we do have plans to retain the right candidate as a permanent staff in the future.

The tasks and duties will include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Legal research and presentations

  • Client interviews

  • Drafting legal documents

  • Case work and administration

Full training will be provided. We believe the biggest benefit of working with Affinity Migration is the personal reward you get from seeing how your work has directly impacted someone’s life and the gratitude they have at being able to call Australia home.

We would love to hear from you, so please email your Resume to people@affinitymigration.com.au.  


PLT Placement – Not-for-Profit Law – Sydney

We currently have positions available to work with our specialist legal service Not-for-profit Law, based in our Sydney CBD office, commencing as soon as possible.

Not-for-profit Law provides free and low-cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations around Australia.

As a PLT student within Not-for-profit Law, you will receive training and supervision and will gain experience in working with not-for-profit clients with a broad range of legal needs.

This is an unpaid position.

Please note all placements have a minimum requirement of 50 days and applicants must be currently completing professional legal education to gain admission to practice.

To make an application, please send a current version of your CV and cover letter to: plt.recruitment@justiceconnect.org.au Please include the title of the PLT placement you are applying for in the subject line.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply.

For more information see this document.

Solicitor - Graduate program

We are looking for bright, hardworking newly admitted solicitors to join our two-year rotational Graduate Program working as a legal practitioner in two practice areas in our Criminal, Family and Civil Law Divisions.   


• 2 x Mainstream placements
• 2 x Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified placements
• 1 x Culturally and Linguistically Diverse placement (CALD)


Mainstream placements
- A distinction grade average in a LLB (or equivalent law qualification) from an accredited body. In the pre-screening questions you will need to specify your GPA Or WAM in order for your application to be considered.
- Eligible to hold a current NSW Practising Certificate by the commencement of the roles in early March 2019
- Have less than 12 months post admission legal work experience.

For more information on non-mainstream placements (Aboriginal, CALD), see here.

Practical Legal Training / Volunteer Legal Intern

North Shore Lawyers is currently looking for Practical Legal Training (PLT) or Volunteer legal intern to assist our senior solicitors and partners in a board range of legal work including conveyancing, commercial, dispute and litigation.

This is unpaid position. Both part-time and full-time are accepted. Our team members are happy to assist you both in your study and in your career development.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong written and verbal communication 

  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills

  • Team player with energy, flexibility and integrity

  • Highly developed legal research skills

 How to Apply:

Please send an email to email@northshorelawyers.com.au indicating which days of the week you are available attached with a covering letter and CV.

stepping into paid internships 

Stepping Into is a paid internship program designed specifically for students with disability. Students benefit significantly through gaining experience of the job application and interview process, developing a network of contacts within a professional organisation, gaining valuable paid work experience which they can include on their resumes, and having the opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge. Previous placements have been with organisations such as Commonwealth Bank Australia, BHP Billiton, PwC, Department of Agriculture and Department of Education. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Open to people with all disability types (including mental health conditions, intellectual disabilities and sensory impairments). Applicants must be in their final or penultimate year of a relevant degree, and should be registered with Disability Services at their university.