In-house internship

LAW4803 Castan Centre Internships

What does a Castan Centre Internship involve?

Castan Centre Internships offer law students with an interest in human rights the opportunity to work closely with Castan Centre academics to complete human rights related research and influence policy from a human rights perspective.

We are excited to offer our Internships as 6-credit units within LAW4803 'Clinical Placement'. Once a week for a period of 12 weeks, interns will work alongside Castan Centre academics under the supervision of Centre staff to further the Centre's research and policy programs.

How is the Internship different from the Castan Centre Human Rights Clinic?

Internships under LAW4803 primarily involve work with Castan Centre academics. The Internship is therefore more academic in nature, but may involve research that feeds into policy submissions by the Castan Centre and its academics. The Castan Centre Human Rights Clinic (LAW4811) consists of work on policy projects with human rights organisations in Australia and overseas.

How is the Internship assessed?

The Internship is assessed in the same way as other placements under the Unit LAW4803. For further information about what this will entail, students are welcome to contact Castan Centre staff  (see relevant contact details at the bottom of this page).

How can students  apply for an Internship?

The Castan Centre Internships run on the clinical period timetable. The next round of Internships will run between 14 March - 10 June 2022.

Interested students who wish to be considered for an Internship should apply online by completing the form available on this webpage. The application period for the 14 March - 10 June 2022 Internships is open from 24 January and close 13 February.

Become  part of the Castan Centre community

Castan Centre student alumni form part of our growing network of students, academics and professionals working with the common aim of promoting human rights in Australia and overseas.

Want to know more about the Castan Centre and our student programs?

For more information about the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and its academics, you can visit the Castan Centre website, blog or social media channels.

Students are encouraged to contact Castan Centre Policy Manager Andrea Olivares Jones ( with any questions about Internships and other ways to get involved in the work of the Castan Centre.

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