Melbourne Law School's Career Development Services (CDS) introduced an internship program in 2009.
This program complements other initiatives run by CDS to enhance Melbourne Law School students' learning experience and help them develop skills for employment.
The Internship Program proactively builds relationships with employers to create opportunities specifically for Juris Doctor students to experience a variety of workplaces in Melbourne and beyond. These opportunities are open to students to apply to from the end of their first year.
The Internship Program is advertised twice a year for summer and winter intakes. Opportunities are advertised on Law Careers Online. Information sessions are held twice yearly where students are provided with general information about the program and have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of previous interns.
Consistent with Melbourne Law School's commitment to students working in and experiencing law 'beyond the classroom', partnership arrangements have been actively sought within the private, public and community sectors - across all specialisations.
Host organisations involved with the program include:
- Australian Conservation Foundation
- Disability Services Commissioner (Victoria)
- Federation of Community Legal Centres
- Legal Services Commissioner of Victoria
- McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer
- Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
- Victoria Legal Aid
If you are a current Melbourne Law School student, you can view the Publicly Available and MLS Internships Database and FAQs for the Internship Program in the Resources section of Law Careers Online.
Prospective Juris Doctor students can find out more about the program by contacting CDS.
If you represent an organisation which is interested in participating in the MLS Internship Program, please contact CDS on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 3 8344 8094.