Volunteer with us
Volunteering at Environmental Justice Australia offers people an opportunity to gain experience in public interest environment law, and to support our work. Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to our work and how much we can do for the community.
Law student volunteers answer the phones, undertake legal research, assist on casework and projects and carry out administrative tasks. We run two volunteer programs for law students:
1) Day volunteer placement program (March-November)
2) Volunteer internships (November-February; June-July)
1) Day volunteer placement program
The Day Volunteer Placement Program begins in March. Volunteers work one full day per week for a minimum of one semester. Rosters are organised each semester, finalising at the end of February and late July. If a casual vacancy arises during semester, applications on file will be reviewed.
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.
2) Volunteer internships
Volunteers work full-time for 2 consecutive weeks over the summer (between November and February) or over the winter break between semesters (June/July).
Intern work might include assisting staff with casework, law reform and policy projects, and researching and updating publications.
Who should apply?
Bachelor of Laws or JD students with an interest in environmental issues and environmental law. First year students are not eligible. Law students who are later year or pursuing additional study in a related field such as science or environmental policy are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from outside Melbourne for a remote internship are considered for exceptional candidates.
We give preference to students who have studied administrative law, but it is not essential.
When to apply
Applications usually close in May and September; exact due dates will be advertised on this website, through the Environmental Justice Australia e-Bulletin and via universities where possible.
2022 Winter internship applications have now closed. Day volunteer applications for semester 2 will be advertised here and will be closing in August 2022.
How to apply
Select the button to download the relevant form below and send it to the email address on the form together with your CV and academic transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you have further questions contact Mandy Johnson.