GLN Summer Clerk Programme

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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.  


Each year, we offer up to 20 placements. 

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.

Previous participating departments and agencies include:

  • Parliamentary Counsel Office
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Commerce Commission
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Financial Markets Authority
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • New Zealand Police
  • Ministry of Transport
  • Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Department of Convservation
  • New Zealand Real Estate Authority
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Crown Law
  • Department of Corrections
  • WorkSafe New Zealand

Guidelines for Applicants

Recruitment for our 2019 programme has closed but, 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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