Opportunities

Public Interest Law Initiative Internship Program

Location: Level 10, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton

Internship Duration: 20 days

Internship Periods: November/December [intensive], January/February (‘Summer’) [intensive] or Semester One [part-time]

Number of internships available: 1-2 per period

**Deadline: 27 Sept 2019**

About the Internship Opportunity

We are seeking highly motivated interns who have an interest working in the area of human rights.  Previous relevant experience or study (for example in refugee law) is desirable but not compulsory.  The interns will work closely with the Centre Research Fellows on a range of projects and programs run by the Centre and the tasks will include:

  • Undertaking research on law and policy issues related to statelessness as relevant to current Centre research projects (eg. carrying out research relevant to consultancy projects and/or academic journal articles; assisting with parliamentary submissions, contributing to the Centre’s outreach projects such as drafting factsheets on statelessness).
  • Assisting with Centre events and workshops (eg. Statelessness Doctoral Workshop in November 2019)
  • Undertaking editorial work with the Centre’s new journal, the Statelessness and Citizenship Review.

During the summer intensive, students will assist in organization of the Centre’s Statelessness Intensive, which is taking place from 3-7 February 2020.  This exciting one-week intensive course has participants enrolled from Australia and the region and expert lecturers from MLS and internationally.  Summer intern/s will have the opportunity to sit in on the course where possible (at no charge).   Summer interns need to be available full time from 27th January-7th February.   Remaining internship days can be negotiated part-time if necessary.

How to apply

Complete the online application form available via Qualtrics by 27th September 2019.

Please also attach the following documents (as one combined PDF)  to your online application:

  • Cover letter addressed to: Professor Michelle Foster, Director, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, c/o Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne VIC 3010
  • Curriculum Vitae

Successful students will be enrolled into the Legal Internship subject LAWS50059.


Volunteer Copyeditors

The Peter McMullin Centre is currently seeking law students to assist in the copyediting of its online journal -  Statelessness and Citizenship Review. Melbourne Law School students who have completed at least one semester of the JD or LLM programs and welcome to apply.

How to apply

Email the following documents (as one combined PDF) to law-statelessness@unimelb.edu.au by 29 November 2019:

  • Cover note demonstrating interest in human rights law
  • Curriculum Vitae