The NSW Council for Civil Liberties regularly hosts students for placements and internships.

* PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, NSWCCL has suspended our internship program. We'll reopen applications when restrictions have eased.

Students come from various countries, including France, Germany and the USA, as well as Australia, and the internship experience suits a variety of courses, including law, political science and communications.

The length of internships and placements vary, depending on the student's requirements. They generally last between 20 days and 6 months.

Student placements and internships with NSWCCL often fulfil the requirements for a university program. NSWCCL will enter an agreement with the student's university to formally record the internship or placement.

Some universities have particular requirements for the status of the hosting organisation for internships and student placements. NSWCCL is a not-for-profit non-government organisation in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, by resolution 2006/221 (21 July 2006).

Students get involved with a variety of activities with NSWCCL. Activities typically include researching civil liberties and human rights issues, writing submissions to government inquiries, preparing information for media releases and comment, drafting responses to complaints about breaches of civil liberties, assisting asylum seekers and refugees, and attending meetings and conferences. Interns are generally placed in the office of one of NSWCCL's executive office-holders.

Student placements and internships are unpaid.

To apply for an internship or student placement, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest in civil liberties and human rights to [email protected].