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2024 First Nations Legal Internship

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

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Allens is offering First Nations Legal Internships for those who want to experience life at Allens, gain practical training and expand their network.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship, Clerkship or Placement
Number of Vacancies
AUD 70,000 - 80,000
Start Date
5 Feb 2024

Application dates

Applications Open
25 Sep 2023
Applications Close
8 Nov 2023

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights


  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Temporary Work Visa
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About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work. From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asian region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like. Our alliance with Linklaters connects our clients and teams with an international network of legal leaders that spans 41 offices in 26 countries, and opportunities for our people to build international careers.

We have been recognised as the #1 law graduate employer by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) and a top law employer by Prosple and GradConnection and the Australian Financial Review. We have also been named the top clerkship employer for 2023 by the AAGE.

We aspire to be the strategic legal adviser clients want to have by their side and people want to work for. Our people go further to support our clients, using sharp commercial insight and creativity to enrich long‑standing relationships and build new ones. And we go further for each other and for our community, working to make ourselves and each other the best we can be. We’re people you want to work with – generous with our time and ready to help. No matter what the future holds, we’re in it together.

First Nations Legal Internship Program

Our First Nations Legal Internship Program has been running since 2006, providing an opportunity for First Nations law students to find out more about working in a commercial legal environment. 

The 2024 program will run from Monday, 5 February to Friday, 23 February 2024 in our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth offices.

Our internship program is a stepping stone to bigger things – previous interns have gone to secure permanent roles at Allens, other firms, client organisations and elsewhere in the profession. Here is a quick rundown of what you can look forward to:

  • a personalised induction program that introduces you to our people and the work we do;
  • joining a practice group to work alongside lawyers on real matters, allowing you to develop your legal skills and gain invaluable insight into what we do and the clients we work for;
  • a dedicated support network consisting of a partner and junior lawyer, who will act as your performance coach and buddy, and will help support you, make the most of your internship, get to know our people and thrive;
  • the opportunity to get involved in community and pro bono work, and learn about our committees and interest groups;
  • hear information on various career pathways in the legal industry, including tips on our clerkship recruitment process and what life is like as a graduate at Allens; and
  • the chance to build your network and forge mentor relationships with our people.

To be eligible for the program, you must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and currently be studying a law degree.

At Allens, our culture is made up of unique backgrounds and varying life experiences. We celebrate our people's differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, cultural backgrounds, First Nations communities, and family and caring arrangements. 

Applications will close at 11.55pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 8 November 2023

If you require adjustments to fully participate in our application process, please contact Kellie Drew at Student.Careers@allens.com.au. For further information on the program, visit our website or email us.

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
Law, Legal Studies & Justice

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.




Australian Citizen

Australian Permanent Resident

Australian Temporary Work Visa