Clerkships and internships

A major reason law students choose our firm is the excellent learning environment we offer.

Our Programs

Our clerkship and internship programs are a realistic snapshot of your future as a lawyer at Johnson Winter & Slattery. You will be given the opportunity to work on matters impacting major Australian and international corporations, and on some of the most challenging transactions throughout Australia and surrounding regions.

In addition to ‘on the job’ training you will also have the opportunity to learn from our specially designed training program for junior lawyers.

Learning, development and mentoring are key features on both of our programs and you will be well supported by a network of colleagues.

Join JWS, and be a part of this excellent learning environment.

Check out our four part video series describing life as a junior lawyer at JWS.



In our Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth offices we offer two, 4-week summer clerkship programs.

Summer Clerkship 1 dates - Monday, 19 November ‘18 to Friday, 14 December ‘18
Summer Clerkship 2 dates - Monday, 14 January ‘19 to Friday, 8 February ‘19

Depending on availability you will have the option to pick the program that best suits you.

As a clerk, you will be given access to real work and real experiences. Clerks at JWS are given the opportunity to work with practitioners across all of our practice areas, giving you the unique opportunity to develop a broad base of experience early in your legal career


Application dates

Written applications should include a covering letter, CV and current official academic transcript. They should be addressed to Connie Herbert, Professional Development Advisor.

All applications must be submitted via cvMail.


In Sydney, we do things differently! JWS offers internship opportunities to students in their last two years of Law School.

Our interns typically work full time during the holidays, similar to a ‘summer clerkship’, but also on a part time basis during the academic term. This provides an opportunity for you to play an ongoing role in complex transactions and disputes.

Over the summer months we look forward to our interns working with us on a full time basis, however we can be flexible if needed. We know it is a busy time of the year for travel and international exchanges and we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities if they arise.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work in a select practice group or gain experience across all of our practice areas. JWS is an exceptional place to begin your career, build relationships with some of Australia’s most successful companies whilst being mentored and taught by some of Australia’s best lawyers.

Applications open - Monday, 12 March 2018

Applications close - Monday, 2 April 2018

To read about our latest opportunities please click here.


Contact us

If you have any questions about our clerkship program please email us.