2020 Intern Program - Legal and Justice Policy (VPSG2)

Job posted: 05/03/2020
Applications close: 05/04/2020 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3-8 weeks

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $52,493 - $67,410

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/2020LEGALINTERN

Reference: VG/2020LEGALINTERN

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $52,493 - $67,410

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Enjoy challenging legal and justice policy work for a top employer of choice nationally
  • Gain insight into a potential legal career in Government
  • VPS Grade 2 salary - $52, 493 plus superannuation (pro-rated)

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is now recruiting interns to work over their winter and summers university breaks for three to eight weeks on full-time paid placements at its head office in the Melbourne CBD. Please note that part time hours may be considered.

Perfect for students undertaking the penultimate year of a law or justice related degree (e.g. criminology), this is a rare opportunity to experience a compelling side of the legal profession outside private practice.

The department's interns will enjoy exposure to policy development, legal advice and high-profile public litigation, legislation creation and cabinet processes s. Your contribution as an intern will aid in the development of advice provided to the Attorney-General and other justice ministers and contribute to exciting civil and criminal law reforms and policy projects

We need people with a strong work ethic who want to follow a research challenge through to the end. You will be rewarded with a generous intern wage and a chance to learn about government law creation from the inside.

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen.
  • be in your penultimate (second last) year of a law qualification (either undergraduate degree or Juris Doctor/masters) or justice-related qualification (e.g. criminology).
  • be available to commence work at the end of June or November 2020.

Our intern recruitment process:

  • Stage 1: Complete online application form and upload covering letter and resume. Provide a cover letter addressing what attracted you to the role, relevant skills and experience and your potential interest in a career in Government (1 page maximum).
  • Stage 2: Behavioural interview.
  • Stage 3: Pre-employment checks - the successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.
  • Stage 4: Job offer.

Applications will be regularly reviewed up until the closing date, so please do not delay in submitting your application.

Applications close at midnight, on Sunday 5 April 2020.

2020 Intern Program - Legal and Justice Policy (VPSG2)

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Full time / 3-8 weeks

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Sarah Gartlan | employmentprograms@justice.vic.gov.au

2020 Intern Program - Legal and Justice Policy (VPSG2)