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Volunteer with us

By volunteering at Environmental Justice Australia, you gain experience in public interest environment law, and help use the law to seek justice for communities, our climate and nature. Volunteers also make an invaluable contribution to our work and how much we can do for the community.

Law student volunteers undertake legal research, assist on casework and projects and carry out administrative tasks.

We run two volunteer programs for law students:

  1. Weekly volunteer placement program (March-November)
  2. Summer and winter internships (November-February and June-July)

1.  Weekly volunteer placement program

Volunteers work one full day per week for a minimum of one semester. The next weekly volunteer placement program begins in March 2023, with rosters finalised in February.

As a volunteer, each week, you might assist staff with casework, law reform and policy projects, or research and update publications.

Who should apply?

Law students with an interest in environmental issues and environmental law. Usually second-year minimum, unless you have strongly relevant undergraduate studies.

We give preference to students who have studied administrative law.

While volunteers are based in our Carlton office, applications for remote internships from students outside Melbourne will be considered for exceptional candidates.

WHEN TO apply

Rosters are organised each semester, finalised at the end of February and late July. If a casual vacancy arises during semester, applications on file will be reviewed.

HOW TO APPLY 

Complete this application form and email or post it to EJA together with your CV and academic transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

ANY QUESTIONS?  

Contact Hong Vu, EJA’s office assistant and volunteer coordinator.

 2.  Summer and winter internships

Interns work full-time for two consecutive weeks over summer (between November and February) or over the winter break between semesters (June/July).

As a summer or winter intern, you might assist staff with casework, law reform and policy projects, and help with research and updating publications.

Who should apply?

Bachelor of Laws or JD students with an interest in environmental issues and environmental law – especially later-year students and law students pursuing additional study in a related field such as science or environmental policy. (First year students are not eligible.)

We give preference to students who have studied administrative law, but it is not essential.

Applications from outside Melbourne for remote internships are considered for exceptional candidates.

When to apply

Applications for Summer Interns close on 17 October, 2022.

We also advertise through the Environmental Justice Australia e-Bulletin and via universities where possible.

HOW TO APPLY 

Complete this internship application form and email or post it to EJA, together with your CV and academic transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

ANY QUESTIONS?  

Contact Hong Vu, EJA’s office assistant and volunteer coordinator.

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