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Sussex Street Community Law Service Internship

The SSCLS Internship is designed to prepare you for a future in law, community services and not-for-profit administration. 

By enrolling in the Sussex Street Community Law Service Internship Program, you will develop skills, relationships and practical experience that are applicable to your future career. 

Enrolments are open annually between February and October.


What you will be doing during your internship?

The internship is split into three streams. These are legal, non-legal community service and non-legal administration.

After choosing a stream that aligns with your studies, interests and chosen career path, you will work alongside SSCLS employees, who are already experienced in your field.  

Each internship is designed to meet the objectives of the organisation as well as your own career objectives. 

Key information

Applications open status: open now


Program dates: open between February 2023 through to October 2023


Eligibility to apply: Applicant must have completed at least 12 months study in a relevant field. Applicant must be currently studying or have been studying within the last 12 months at an Australian university or TAFE. 


Commitment and flexibility: between 1 to 4 days per week


Working hours: flexible between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)


Work locations: 29 Sussex Street, East Victoria Park, WA and other locations from time to time


Note: This is an unpaid internship.

How will this benefit you as an intern?

The internship will develop your skills and confidence in your chosen discipline. You will be introduced to new networks and develop practical experience, making you ready to advance in your career.

Can I speak with someone first?


Call us on (08) 6253 9500 if you would like to ask any questions about the program or email

Vacancies exist in the following disciplines:

Community Services (individual disability advocacy, financial counselling and tenant advocacy)

Law (including criminal, family, civil, welfare rights and disability discrimination)

Not-for-Profit Administration (process improvement, project management research, internal audit, governance, risk, compliance and assurance)

  • Victoria Park - Head Office
    Address: 29 Sussex Street East Victoria Park WA 6101 Services: Family law Civil law Minor criminal law Welfare rights Disability discrimination Tenant advocacy Individual disability advocacy Financial counselling Night legal service ​ ​
  • Mid-West
    Address: 114 Sandford Street Geraldton WA 6530 Services: Individual disability advocacy NDIS appeals Disability Royal Commission advocacy ​
  • Goldfields/ Esperance
    Address: 42 Wilson Street Kalgoorlie WA 6430 Services: Individual disability advocacy NDIS appeals Disability Royal Commission advocacy ​
  • Great Southern
    Address: 4/15 Peels Place (next to Centrelink) Albany WA 6330 Delivered in partnership with Albany Community Legal Centre Services: Individual disability advocacy NDIS appeals Disability Royal Commission advocacy
  • Perth
    Address: Irwin Chambers Level 3 16 Irwin St Perth WA 6000 Service: Advice for respondents to restraining orders
  • Belmont
    Address: 213 Wright Street Cloverdale WA 6105 Services: Minor criminal law Family law Civil law Individual Disability Advocacy service NDIS appeals
  • Canning Vale
    Address: Unit 15/16 64-66 Bannister Road Canning Vale WA 6155 Service: Financial Counselling
  • Armadale
    Address: 108 Jull Street (inside Church Café) Armadale WA 6112 Service: Financial Counselling
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