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Internship Program

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.

What are we looking for?

  • A keen interest in employment, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity law;
  • High level of communication skills;
  • High level of self-motivation;
  • A sensitivity to, respect and understanding of diversity of culture and different intersections of identity;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Strong commitment to social justice and human rights;

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.

Case Study: Melbourne Law School Clinics Program

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’.

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