- What We Do
Every year through our valued university partnerships, we host a number of students completing pro bono internships and placements. If you would like more information regarding interning at JobWatch, please speak to the careers coordinator at your university.
Internships generally involve speaking to callers on the JobWatch Telephone Information Service about the situations they are experiencing at work.
At the commencement of the placement, students attend extensive training about employment, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity law. Students are also trained in the use of the JobWatch database and telephone system.
Desirable: Experience or an interest in employment, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity law. Customer service experience is also looked upon favourably.
We also host volunteers at JobWatch, outside of our university partnerships. Click here to find out more.
JobWatch is pleased to partner with the Melbourne Law School Clinics Program to deliver our valued internship program which provides students with practical legal skills in a public interest context. Watch a video about the program.
Many congratulations to our partners for being a finalist in the Engagement Australia Excellence Awards 2023 in the category of ‘Outstanding Engagement for Student Learning’.
Omro Alansari credits the unique “client-facing” work, the supportive environment and hands-on experience of his JobWatch internship with supporting him to move into full-time employment as in-house legal counsel for a corporate organisation.
“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful lawyers and individuals who have offered me invaluable guidance, support and friendly advice. It’s been such a privilege to undertake both my legal training and university placement here – thank you!”
“Thank you for your nurturing attitude – this has really helped me to build and develop my confidence in myself and in becoming a practising lawyer in the future.”