Public Interest Law Careers Guide - JobWatch
Field of Law
Stage of career
Description of Organisation
JobWatch is an employment rights community legal centre which provides assistance to Victorian workers about their rights at work. JobWatch is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which receives State and Federal government funding.
- Free and confidential telephone information and referral services for Victorian workers;
- Community legal education, including training, seminars and the production of a variety of publications on employment law and workers' rights;
- Representation and assistance for disadvantaged workers through a legal casework practice; and
- Carries out campaign and law reform activity with a view to promoting workplace justice.
Number of legal positions within organisation: 2.5 equivalent full-time lawyers
Information for secondary schools
Do you have work experience placements for secondary school students?
Contact person for work experience placements
Do you host school trips or send speakers to schools?
Contact person for school trip and/or speakers
Information for university students
Do you have a graduate clerkship program? (involving practical legal training and admission to practise)
We host Monash students completing a clinical externship placement. We also host students and graduates who would like to volunteer.
What are you looking for in a graduate?
We generally give preference to applicants who are able to demonstrate a keen interest in employment law and/or anti-discrimination law.
We provide training to students prior to commencing their externship/volunteering
What electives/areas of study are viewed favourably?
Employment Law and Anti-Discrimination Law
What prior work/volunteer work is viewed favourably?
Work involving the development of communication skills
How many graduates do you take a year?
We do accept graduates who would like to volunteer
How does one apply
- Volunteering: Send through a CV and Cover letter
- Clinical Externship: Via University Process
Dates for application:
- Volunteering: Anytime
- Clinical Externship:
Do you have a minimum Grade Point Average standard for an applicant's academic record?
If there are any fails on a candidate's academic record how will they affect the recruitment process?
We generally give preference to applicants who are able to demonstrate a keen interest in employment law and/or anti-discrimination law. A fail on a candidate's academic record does not necessarily preclude acceptance.
What sort of volunteer/work experience opportunities are available?
We host volunteers and Monash students completing a clinical externship placement.
Contact person for volunteers