Seasonal Clerks

Not all corporate law firms are the same, and a clerkship is the best way to experience what it’s really like to work here. Working under the guidance of Australia’s leading legal minds, on meaningful and complex transactions and matters, you’ll see the difference G+T has to offer.

Summer clerkship

Each year, we invite law students in their penultimate and final year of study to complete a 9 week summer clerk placement from December to February.

Which practice group will I be assigned to?

Our Sydney-based summer clerks complete two rotations of four weeks each, in any of our practice areas:

Sydney clerk program dates

Late November 2022 to early February 2023.

Sydney clerk application and recruitment dates 

Applications open: Monday 6 June 2022, 9.00am

Applications close: Sunday 10 July 2022, 11.59pm

Aurora Project – Native Title secondment opportunity

Would you like to work as an intern in a Native Title office? The Aurora Project gives two Sydney clerks the opportunity to gain work experience with a Native Title representative body during the winter semester break (subject to COVID-19 restrictions and firm guidelines at that time). This unique initiative is fully funded by the firm and will help you build important personal and professional skills. In the past, our clerks have seconded to the Torres Strait Regional Authority on Thursday Island, Queensland and the Top End Women’s Legal Service in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Eligibility

Applications are open to penultimate and final year law students with the right to work in Australia.

CONTACT

Kristie Barton Early Talent Manager +61 2 9263 4575

Summer and winter clerkships – three intakes

Each year in early July, we invite law students in their penultimate and final year of study to complete one of three clerkships within our Melbourne office (two in summer, one in winter). Each clerkship program runs for four weeks each so we can accommodate various schedules. We endeavour to accommodate all students’ date preferences.

Which practice group will I be assigned to?

During your clerkship, you will be part of a practice group and also have access to a secondary group (via our Neighbour program) so that you can experience real work in areas of interest to you.

 We will ask for your practice group preferences from the following areas:

Melbourne clerk program dates:

Three intakes per year are available as follows:

  • Applications open: Monday 4 July 2022
  • Applications close: Sunday 14 August 2022
  • Offers made: Wednesday 19 October 2022

Melbourne clerk application and recruitment dates

You’ll be interviewed by a partner and a representative from our People Team. The interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you better, and for you to learn more about Gilbert + Tobin. You’ll be asked a range of questions and we really want to understand what makes you unique and a great fit for our firm.

Eligibility

Applications are open to penultimate and final year law students with the right to work in Australia.

CONTACT

Emily Desmier Talent Acquisition Consultant +61 3 8656 3433

Summer and winter clerkships – two intakes

We invite law students in their penultimate year of study to undertake a clerkship in either summer or winter.

Which practice group will I be assigned to?

For the duration of your clerkship, you will be assigned to one practice group under the guidance of a partner and supervising lawyer.  We currently have three practice groups:

Perth clerk program dates

  • Summer: late November to mid-December 2022
  • Winter: June to July 2023

Perth clerk application and recruitment dates

You will be invited to attend one of our interview workshops which will take place in August and September.  As part of the workshop, you will be interviewed by a Partner and Senior Lawyer and will have an opportunity to meet the Gilbert + Tobin team in a social setting.

Eligibility

Applications are open to penultimate year law students with the right to work in Australia.

CONTACT

Lisa Harold HR Manager +61 8 9413 8411

Seasonal Clerks

Not all corporate law firms are the same, and a clerkship is the best way to experience what it’s really like to work here. Working under the guidance of Australia’s leading legal minds, on meaningful and complex transactions and matters, you’ll see the difference G+T has to offer.

Sydney

Summer clerkship

Each year, we invite law students in their penultimate and final year of study to complete a 9 week summer clerk placement from December to February.

Which practice group will I be assigned to?

Our Sydney-based summer clerks complete two rotations of four weeks each, in any of our practice areas:

Sydney clerk program dates

Late November 2022 to early February 2023.

Sydney clerk application and recruitment dates 

Applications open: Monday 6 June 2022, 9.00am

Applications close: Sunday 10 July 2022, 11.59pm

Aurora Project – Native Title secondment opportunity

Would you like to work as an intern in a Native Title office? The Aurora Project gives two Sydney clerks the opportunity to gain work experience with a Native Title representative body during the winter semester break (subject to COVID-19 restrictions and firm guidelines at that time). This unique initiative is fully funded by the firm and will help you build important personal and professional skills. In the past, our clerks have seconded to the Torres Strait Regional Authority on Thursday Island, Queensland and the Top End Women’s Legal Service in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Eligibility

Applications are open to penultimate and final year law students with the right to work in Australia.

Kristie Early Talent Manager +61 2 9263 4575

Melbourne

Summer and winter clerkships – three intakes

Each year in early July, we invite law students in their penultimate and final year of study to complete one of three clerkships within our Melbourne office (two in summer, one in winter). Each clerkship program runs for four weeks each so we can accommodate various schedules. We endeavour to accommodate all students’ date preferences.

Which practice group will I be assigned to?

During your clerkship, you will be part of a practice group and also have access to a secondary group (via our Neighbour program) so that you can experience real work in areas of interest to you.

 We will ask for your practice group preferences from the following areas:

Melbourne clerk program dates:

Three intakes per year are available as follows:

  • Applications open: Monday 4 July 2022
  • Applications close: Sunday 14 August 2022
  • Offers made: Wednesday 19 October 2022

Melbourne clerk application and recruitment dates

You’ll be interviewed by a partner and a representative from our People Team. The interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you better, and for you to learn more about Gilbert + Tobin. You’ll be asked a range of questions and we really want to understand what makes you unique and a great fit for our firm.

Eligibility

Applications are open to penultimate and final year law students with the right to work in Australia.

Emily Talent Acquisition Consultant +61 3 8656 3433

Perth

Summer and winter clerkships – two intakes

We invite law students in their penultimate year of study to undertake a clerkship in either summer or winter.

Which practice group will I be assigned to?

For the duration of your clerkship, you will be assigned to one practice group under the guidance of a partner and supervising lawyer.  We currently have three practice groups:

Perth clerk program dates

  • Summer: late November to mid-December 2022
  • Winter: June to July 2023

Perth clerk application and recruitment dates

You will be invited to attend one of our interview workshops which will take place in August and September.  As part of the workshop, you will be interviewed by a Partner and Senior Lawyer and will have an opportunity to meet the Gilbert + Tobin team in a social setting.

Eligibility

Applications are open to penultimate year law students with the right to work in Australia.

Lisa HR Manager +61 8 9413 8411