La Trobe law students receive the most 2009/2010 VLF Internships
20 La Trobe law students were placed in legal sector internships through the 2009/2010 Victorian law Foundation (VLF) Internship program. This was the highest number of placements of all six Victorian law schools.
Our law students have accepted placements in government and public sector organisations including the National Forensic Institute, Department of Justice, Infertility Treatment Authority, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, VCOSS, Crown Counsel, Business Licensing Authority, Financial Ombudsman Service, Office of the Public Advocate and more!
The purpose of the Internship program is to provide students studying law with exposure to the broader legal sector. Successful candidates have an interest in policy development, research, community legal education and community development. The students complete a 20 day placement which includes both agency project work and VLF seminars.
The VLF serves as the application centre for the host agencies, collecting CVs, interviewing candidates, and matching applicants to departments.
Several 2008/2009 interns have so impressed their host agency that they have been asked to continue working beyond the internship placement.