Interns work the Law Reform and Sentencing Council Secretariat, ideally on a full-time basis for at least four weeks, in July and/or August. The internship is a paid position.
An internship at the Secretariat provides an opportunity to work closely with Law Reform Commissioners, Sentencing Council members and Secretariat staff and contribute directly to the development of proposals for law reform. Depending on the reference this could mean undertaking research, contributing to drafting consultation documents, assisting with consultation processes, or helping draft reports. The Commission and Council credit the contribution of interns in their published papers.
The Secretariat seeks to provide a stimulating environment and a varied experience for interns.
Information about the Law Reform Commission's work is available in Current projects. Information about the Sentencing Council's work is available in Ongoing projects.
Applicants should note that the Secretariat cannot offer practical work experience required for professional admission as a solicitor or barrister, such as is required by students attending the College of Law. We cannot provide the appropriate supervision.
We are also unable to provide workers' compensation insurance for interns.
If you have questions you can email or call Erin Gough on (02) 8346 1263 or Erin.Gough@justice.nsw.gov.au.