Volunteer application: Summer Intern
Kia hiwa rā!
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Summer Intern with CLWHV. Community Law work is varied, interesting and meaningful - make this summer one to remember by becoming part of our whānau!
We do not require anything beyond this form and a short written piece that is explained at the end of this application form - no CV, no cover letter. So this is your chance to help us get to know what makes you special.
Applications are due by Monday 21st October. All the best with yours!
What you need to know:
Internships are unpaid.
They are part time. You can negotiate your internship (hours and days) around other commitments you might have.
Internships are from November 2019 to February 2020. The office is closed over the Christmas period (December 23rd - January 3rd 2020).
Strong preference is given to our current volunteers, and Maori and/or Pasifika applicants.
With the exception of the Publications Internship (read more below), you need to have completed all of your compulsory 200 level papers (or equivalent at another law school in New Zealand or overseas): LAWS 211 The Law of Contract; LAWS 212 The Law of Torts; LAWS 213 Public Law; LAWS 214 Criminal Law.
Available internships are:
General Services Intern (Pōneke/Wellington): This will have a focus on legal research, legal drafting, community engagement, office support, and the chance to assist on our free legal help drop in sessions.
General Services Intern (Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt Valley): As above but working out of our TAK office in Lower Hutt.
Refugee Immigration Legal Advice Services (RILAS) Intern (Pōneke/Wellington or Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt Valley) x 2: This will be more legal research in nature and also includes assisting on our free legal help drop-in sessions.
Restorative Justice Intern (Pōneke/Wellington): This internship will focus on assisting our facilitators through the RJ process and will include Court visits.
Publications Intern (Pōneke/Wellington): The publications intern will be mainly focused on work relating to the annual legal and content update of the Rights Education Project Modules (The REP). This intern will also contribute to the publication of our flagship resource, The Community Law Manual. This year, we are working on a new chapter about ‘Activism and the law’, an update to ‘The criminal courts’ and additions to our ‘Police Powers’ and ‘Disability rights’ chapters alongside others. ***This internship is also available for people who not currently studying law. You could be studying something else or just be interested in publications as a career, we need someone who can work independently with confidence, can write in plain-English and who can ideally use Adobe InDesign competently.
Alcohol Harm Reduction Project Intern: This internship will be assisting the project co-ordinator with community education and legal research.
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