Voluntary Intern Placement (VIP) Program 2019
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Voluntary Intern Summer and Winter Internships - Volunteer Basis

The Voluntary Intern Placement (VIP) Program will run for two weeks in January 2019 and again in July 2019 (exact dates yet to be confirmed).

Participants in the program will complete 75 hours of voluntary work in a section of Legal Aid WA under the supervision of the Legal Practice Development division and an appointed solicitor.

Participants will generally be given a set of tasks to undertake during this time.  This may include research, preparing submissions, assisting on file matters and assisting with trial preparation.

Limited opportunities may also be available to complete the program during the university semesters. This may be one day per week over 10 weeks, as a block, or as otherwise agreed depending on the task.

Regional placements may be available, however Legal Aid WA will not cover any travel or accommodation costs associated with these placements.

To be eligible, applicants must be law students entering their final year of studies in 2019.  A conflict of interest check will also apply.

The following dates apply to the VIP recruitment and selection process for 2019:

Applications open:    5 November 2018

Applications close:    30 November 2018 (5pm WST) 

Successful applicants will be required to attend an induction day, to be held prior to the start of the January and July programs (dates yet to be confirmed).

Further Job Related Information
To find out more about the VIP Program, please contact Katy McDougall on telephone (08) 9261 6500 or email to katy.mcdougall@legalaid.wa.gov.au

Application Instructions
Effort should be put into the content of your written application.  Refer to the How to Apply document attached. Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • A fully completed online application form (this will automatically generate when your click on "Apply for Job" button);
  • Cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Officer (Max. two pages) outlining your particular interest in working at Legal Aid WA;
  • Resume (Max. five pages); and 
  • Copy of your Academic Record.

To apply, click on the 'Apply for job' button.

Applications will only be accepted online. 

If you are experiencing difficulties applying online, please telephone (08) 9261 6496.

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO ENSURE THAT THEIR APPLICATION IS RECEIVED ON TIME, AT THE CORRECT ADDRESS OR LOCATION.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Substantive Equality Statement
Legal Aid is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.

All appointments will be subject to satisfactory national police clearance, 100 point identification check and conflict of interest check.

To find out more about us, please visit www.legalaid.wa.gov.au



ATTACHMENTS: 
- how to apply.pdf

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WORK TYPE:
Other

LOCATION:
Perth

CLOSING DATE:
2018-11-30 5:00 PM
(YYYY-MM-DD)