Legal Volunteers

Be part of something big; learn new skills!

  • Use your legal expertise to defend the environment throughout the Australia Pacific Region
  • Gain practical work experience, PLT hours and training
  • Volunteer for a leading independent campaigning organisation that uses peaceful protest and creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

About the role

Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP) currently has a PLT opportunity for 2 legal students to work with our Greenpeace Australia Pacific Legal and Governance Officer, based in our Sydney Ultimo office, commencing in November. Please note there is a minimum commitment of 5-8 hours per week for 3 months. We are ideally looking for someone who can volunteer 1 to 2 days per week.

About You

As a PLT student within GPAP, you will receive training and supervision and will gain experience undertaking contract review, provision of small advices on employment and IP law, governance work, policy review and advocacy in the form of submissions on behalf of GPAP to parliament. The roles will be suited to law students in their 4th or 5th year of their undergraduate degree (or 2nd or 3rd year of their JD), although this is not a requirement.

Above all we’re looking for an enthusiastic individual with strong research skills who is excited by the prospect of defending the environment.

Why Greenpeace?

Australia and the Pacific are unique and precious environments. We’ve got a beautiful climate, rich oceans, vast forests and healthy food. Yet all of this is under threat. Greenpeace takes action to protect our natural home, now and for the future. We investigate and expose environmental abuse, hold decision-makers accountable, promote effective solutions and inspire others to create positive change.

What We Can Offer You!

As a Legal Volunteer you will learn new skills, strengthen your legal research capabilities and get an opportunity to create meaningful change within a safe, inclusive and collaborative working environment.

How to Apply

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Applications should comprise of a single Word or PDF document including a cover letter and CV. Please ensure your cover letter
includes:

  • Why you are interested in doing your PLT with GPAP;
  • Your available start date; and
  • The details of your GDLP provider.

Please address applications and/or questions to [email protected] Applications close at midnight on 17th October 2018