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Department of Home Affairs

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Department of Home Affairs 2019/20 Legal Summer Clerk Program

Gain valuable experience with a summer clerkships program at The Department of Home Affairs. Apply now to launch your career.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type

Application dates

Applications Open
9 Aug 2019
Applications Close
30 Aug 2019

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Legal Studies

The Department of Home Affairs is offering a number of paid summer clerkships, to be completed between late November 2019 and mid-February 2020 as part of its annual Legal Summer Clerk Program.

As one of the largest in-house government legal practices you will get the opportunity to:

  • experience working in a high profile government agency
  • develop core legal skills
  • work across a breadth of legal practices
  • be at the forefront of cutting edge administrative law challenges and reform
  • work on cases which will end up in future law textbooks!

We are committed to our team, providing them with training, development and other opportunities. This includes an orientation/induction program and mentoring opportunities as part of the Summer Clerk Program.

We are looking for individuals who:

  • are team players
  • have a good work ethic
  • have a client service focus
  • have excellent communications skills
  • have the ability to work in an agile environment.

Candidates must also be:

  • available for the duration of the Summer Clerk Program (late November 2019 to mid-February 2020);
  • an Australian citizen (APS requirement);
  • undertaking a law degree (in your final or penultimate year of studies in 2020); and
  • able to obtain and maintain an Employment Suitability Clearance and a Security Clearance.

To apply, please send an expression of interest to the Department at legal.careers@homeaffairs.gov.au by Friday 30 August 2019. Your expression of interest should include a:

  • CV (maximum 2 pages); and
  • covering letter (maximum 2 pages) that:
  • explains your interest in the position and what you can bring;
  • tells us two things about yourself that we will not learn from your CV;
  • outlines what area of law you are most interested in and why;
  • describes what challenges you see for the Department in the future and why; and
  • outlines one legal case that sparked your interest in law and why.