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 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:

  • Banking + Infrastructure
  • Competition + Regulation
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Disputes + Investigations
  • Energy + Resources
  • Intellectual Property
  • Pro Bono
  • Real Estates + Projects
  • Tax
  • Technology + Digital

Sydney clerk 2019 program dates

Late November 2019 – early February 2020.

Sydney clerk application and recruitment dates 

More information about the recruitment process for our Sydney clerkship program can be found here.

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. 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 year law students with the right to work in Australia.

CONTACT

Kristie Barton Clerk + Graduate Program Manager +61 2 9263 4575

Summer and winter clerkships – three intakes

Each year in early July, we invite law students in their penultimate 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:

  • Intake 1: November – December
  • Intake 2: January – February
  • Intake 3: June – July

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 year law students with the right to work in Australia.

CONTACT

Sarah Crinnigan HR Advisor +61 3 8656 3396

Summer and winter clerkships – two intakes

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

Which practice group will I be assigned to?

For the duration of your clerkship you’ll work in one practice area, assisting lawyers and partners in one of the following groups:

  • Corporate Advisory
  • Energy + Resources
  • Disputes + Investigations

Perth clerk program dates

  • Summer: 25 November – 13 December 2019 (3 weeks)
  • Winter: 24 June – 5 July 2020 (2 weeks)

Perth clerk application and recruitment dates

You’ll be invited to one of two interview workshops, taking place in early to mid September. In addition to your interview with a partner and a senior lawyer, you will have the chance to meet with a range of our people across all of our practice areas. Your workshop will conclude with drinks and canapes with all of the Perth office.  The interview workshops are an opportunity for us to get to know you better and for you to learn more about Gilbert + Tobin and our people.

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 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:

  • Banking + Infrastructure
  • Competition + Regulation
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Disputes + Investigations
  • Energy + Resources
  • Intellectual Property
  • Pro Bono
  • Real Estates + Projects
  • Tax
  • Technology + Digital

Sydney clerk 2019 program dates

Late November 2019 – early February 2020.

Sydney clerk application and recruitment dates 

More information about the recruitment process for our Sydney clerkship program can be found here.

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. 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 year law students with the right to work in Australia.

Kristie Clerk + Graduate Program Manager +61 2 9263 4575

Melbourne

Summer and winter clerkships – three intakes

Each year in early July, we invite law students in their penultimate 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:

  • Intake 1: November – December
  • Intake 2: January – February
  • Intake 3: June – July

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 year law students with the right to work in Australia.

Perth

Summer and winter clerkships – two intakes

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

Which practice group will I be assigned to?

For the duration of your clerkship you’ll work in one practice area, assisting lawyers and partners in one of the following groups:

  • Corporate Advisory
  • Energy + Resources
  • Disputes + Investigations

Perth clerk program dates

  • Summer: 25 November – 13 December 2019 (3 weeks)
  • Winter: 24 June – 5 July 2020 (2 weeks)

Perth clerk application and recruitment dates

You’ll be invited to one of two interview workshops, taking place in early to mid September. In addition to your interview with a partner and a senior lawyer, you will have the chance to meet with a range of our people across all of our practice areas. Your workshop will conclude with drinks and canapes with all of the Perth office.  The interview workshops are an opportunity for us to get to know you better and for you to learn more about Gilbert + Tobin and our people.

Eligibility

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