The Australian National Law Internships Program provides students from the law discipline with the opportunity to undertake a significant research project within a legal work place. Academic credit will be awarded towards the students' law degree. Placements are in national institutions (eg government departments and agencies), peak industry bodies, large industry organisations, public policy-focused NGOs, or international organisations (eg embassies). As part of a real-world legal experience, students will have the opportunity to work in an office environment, learn to prioritise tasks and deadlines, develop the skills to express themselves concisely and provide a succinct précis of a complex topic. Students will be supervised by a person with appropriate legal qualifications.
Admission to this course is selective due to the high academic standards required to successfully complete the course.
A law related research topic is agreed between the Intern and the placement and topics usually have a focus relevant to both the organisation and the intern. Students attend workshops to assist with the write up of their report and enhance professional skills.
Internship placements may be offered within Australia or overseas, and workshops will be delivered over the course of a semester or in intensive mode.
The mandatory orientation workshop runs over two days during Orientation Week.
For more information on the entry process please visit anip.anu.edu.au.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate and apply, with basic understanding, a range of applied research and professional skills;
- Source, analyse, synthesise, and interpret information from diverse sources;
- Think, write, and argue about complex public policy issues and questions;
- Engage professionally with stakeholders on policy-relevant topics.
For some internships, in order to be given permission to enrol, the student will be required to demonstrate to the course convenor sufficient understanding of the social, cultural and political context of the country in which the internship is to be taken. This may be demonstrated by completion of relevant courses or by having spent significant time in the relevant country.
- A 500-word Research Project Proposal (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- A Research Report of 5,000 words (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- A Poster (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- A presentation on the poster: a 15-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of Q&A (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from a combination of workshops, attendance at internship placement and applied research and writing. The structure and delivery of contact hours is dependent on internship type.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the ANU Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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