Current unpaid and volunteer opportunities will be posted below.
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS – THE AURORA PROJECT
Applications are now open for Summer 2017-18 internships with the Aurora Project. The Internship Program places students and graduates with backgrounds in law, business, and some social sciences in Indigenous sector organisations involved in full-time, unpaid 4-6 week internships with over 140 organisations Australia-wide with an Indigenous focus. The Program offers candidates an opportunity to gain professional work experience and exposure to career opportunities available within the native title and Indigenous sector , whilst offering much-needed support to under-resourced organisations.
More information on internships and how to apply can be found here. Applications close 25 August 2017.
EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE – INNOVATION EXCHANGE AND OAKTREE INITIATIVE
Currently 75 million children and young adults are out of schools in 35 crisis- affected countries due to natural disasters, conflicts and other crises. We are calling on University students to create innovative ideas to combat this issue. Whether that be a solar panel tablet, a peer to peer learning scheme or a bus that can be transformed into a classroom, the ideas can be limitless. Applications should show the idea in their concept phase, which means a brief overview of the idea and justification of the feasibility, scalability and sustainability.
An opportunity like this has the potential to positively impact the lives of millions and the expertise of law students can provide invaluable insights and perspectives.
Finalists get the chance to workshop their ideas with industry professionals and meet with a panel of experts in Canberra and have the opportunity to get their idea accelerated and improved. This not only means your idea can take you to the beautiful lawns of parliament house but it also (more importantly) means your idea has the potential put in front of some of the most influential people in the development sector.
Applications close 20 August 2017, please click here for more information.
ELECTORATE ACTION TEAMS
Are you interested in joining forces with an exceptional group of people to stand up for children’s rights? Do you have great communication skills and the ability to motivate others? Are you keen to get stuck into some strategic grassroots advocacy to end child detention in Australia? Join us and become part of an ECDC electorate action team!
You will be part of an exceptional group of people standing up for children’s rights, the End Child Detention Coalition (ECDC), made up of 23 member organisations around Australia who are mobilising to make a difference for children. Together you will help lead efforts to build support within your electorate and expand our community and supporter base, working to build bi-partisan support to end child detention in Australia.
As a member of an ECDC action team, you will be responsible for working within one our lead electorates to coordinate advocacy, organise training and support ongoing local media engagement (both mainstream press and social media). You will be guided by our ECDC government relations strategy, our political advisors, and our ECDC Executive Team based around Australia.
The key group roles for each electorate action team include:
1. Electorate Team Coordinator
2. Media & Communications Officer
3. Advocacy & Community Engagement Officer
Your passion is the most important element for your success in this role. These are voluntary positions requiring a minimum of 4 – 6 hours per week commitment until the next election (estimated to be in early 2019).
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
For more information about our target electorates (where we will be working) please contact Michelle at email@example.com with your electorate name included.
To apply please write a short email addressing the selection criteria and indicate which role you are passionate about.
Applications close 31 August 2017. Click here to see more.
OXFAM TRAILWALKER SYDNEY – BRENNAN PROGRAM
The Brennan Program is offering students the chance to participate in this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney!
Participation in this activity, between now and late August, will require at least 50 – 60 hours of volunteer service for which you will be credited under Leadership Through Service (LTS).
If you’re interested in participating as a trailwalker or support crew, it is essential that you attend the Information Session. The Brennan Program can only fund one team of four people, so make sure to show up and put in an expression of interest.
• When: Tuesday, 2 May 2017
• Time: 12pm – 1pm
• Location: CB05B.05.018
• RSVP: Just turn up!
Visit the website or contact the Brennan Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MOTHER’S DAY CLASSIC
This year on Sunday, May 14 the Mother’s Day Classic fun walk/run turns 20. As the major fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the MDC has contributed more than $30 million to breast cancer research.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help out on the day!
Volunteers have played a vital role in our success over the last 20 years.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles including managing the cloak room or drink station, marshalling at the starts, or in the cheer squad on the course. If you are keen to participate but don’t feel like running or walking you can join in the fun and support breast cancer research by signing up to help out at the Domain (Sydney) or Parramatta Park (Western Sydney).
Register to volunteer here.
It’s a great day for the family to walk, run or volunteer together to raise much-needed funds for breast cancer research. 40 Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer each day – the more we raise, the faster a cure can be found.
MENTOR FOR VULNERABLE FEMALE YOUTH – WOMEN’S JUSTICE NETWORK
Are you a female aged 18-25?
Do you want to make a difference?
The Women’s Justice Network runs a Mentoring program targeted towards vulnerable and disadvantaged female youth at risk of entering the criminal justice system. Providing non-judgmental practical and emotional support, each mentoring relationship is different and is supported and guided by the interests and differences of the Mentee and Mentor.
Would you like to volunteer with us?
Call or Email the Youth Mentoring Coordinator
T: 02 8011 0695
M: 0406 269 044
Or click here to access the website
WINTER INTERNSHIP – NSW LAW REFORM COMMISSION
An internship at the Commission provides an opportunity to work closely with the Commissioners and law reform staff and contribute directly to the development of proposals for law reform. Depending on the reference this could mean undertaking research, contributing to drafting consultation documents, assisting with consultation processes, or helping draft reports. The Commission credits the contribution of interns in its published papers.
Interns work as volunteers, ideally on a full-time basis for at least four weeks. The Commission does not provide any remuneration or financial assistance to interns.
> a strong academic record
> well-developed legal research and writing skills
> strong communication and interpersonal skills, and
> a demonstrated interest in law reform and policy development
Please click here for more information.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 30th April 2017