2022/2023 Intern Program- Legal and Justice Policy

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

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/2022LEGALINTERN
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2022 Intern Program - Legal and Justice Policy position description.docx (Word, 539KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Employment Programs

Position Details

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is now recruiting interns to work over the summer university break for three months on full-time paid placements. The roles are based at its head office in the Melbourne CBD; however remote work (working from home) may be required. 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. 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 on Monday 28 November 2022

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.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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

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