Social Justice Internships Showcase
The LRSJ is organising an event to highlight the range of social justice-related internships being undertaken within the ANU College of Law. Students will share their experiences, competencies and skills acquired through their internships to current students, alumni and members of the legal profession. The internship project has a strong focus on developing students’ employability in terms of their teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills.
This showcase will highlight the experiences of ANU Law students whose recent internships saw them make contributions to combatting human trafficking, advancing gender equality in politics, and promoting human rights among those unjustly detained. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.
Our student speakers:
Cate gained important insight into the issue and prevalence of human trafficking in Cambodia, with the emerging concern of Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OSCE) during her experience as an intern at The AusCam Freedom Project.
Claire used her internship with ANU LRSJ to further her interest in women, politics, and the law, and interrogate the Australian Parliament as a gendered institution. During her internship she was instrumental in bringing together a high-profile panel of women to discuss ‘Creating a safe parliamentary workplace for women: Next steps for the Jenkins report’ as part of the ANU’s schedule of International Women’s Day events.
Minna has contributed to the TrialWatch program during her internship at the Clooney Foundation of Justice, and her research has involved looking at overseas jurisdictions such as the European Court of Human Rights and Azerbaijan.
Elroy James completed his internship at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service’s Wirraway practice, named after Wurundjeri word for ‘challenge’. The practice understands the challenges of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and seeks to address them.