GLN Summer Clerk Programme

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Join us for a summer of meaningful contribution and professional development

If you are keen for a summer offering intellectual challenge, access to superb mentors and a sense of public service, we welcome your interest in the GLN Summer Clerk Programme.

Our programme provides talented senior law students (studying at 300 level or above) with an exceptional opportunity to see right into the workings of government.  Over a three month period, GLN clerks are immersed in the dynamic range of legal issues confronting the Crown and are exposed to a wide variety of learning and development opportunities - from those provided 'on the job' to site visits to Parliament and the higher courts, meetings with Judges and panel discussions with the Crown's most senior lawyers.

We view each clerkship as an opportunity to invest in the professional development of a future legal leader.  With this in mind, we are looking for applicants who demonstrate a strong sense of purpose, well-rounded technical skills, an enquiring mind, community spirit and enthusiasm.  

Recruitment open UNTIL March 29 2019


We expect to offer up to 20 placements and the programme will run from 18 November 2019 to 14 February 2020. 

Students studying at 300-level, or above, in their LLB are welcome to apply. 

Remuneration will be fixed between $40,000 to $45,000 pro rata for all clerks (it is likely total remuneration will sit at $42,744 pro rata.)

Participating departments and agencies in this year's programme include, but may not be limited to:

  • Parliamentary Counsel Office
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Commerce Commission
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Financial Markets Authority
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Crown Law
  • Department of Corrections
  • WorkSafe New Zealand

how to submit your application

Prior to submitting your application, please read our application guideline document below.  It contains important information on what we look for in candidates, how we assess applications and how the recruitment process will operate. 

Once you are ready to submit your application, please visit the vacancy listing on the Crown Law website to upload your documentation.

Guidelines for Applicants

If you would like a sense of what we look for in candidates, and how we run our recruitment process, please read the application guidance document below.  Please click here, on the image below or on the title above to access the file.

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