Malaysian Internship Program

Since 2011, the UOW School of Law has been successful in obtaining Federal Government funding (under various short-term overseas student mobility programs) for the purpose of allowing a select group of students to undertake their internship for LLB 3397 Legal Internship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Malaysian Legal Internship Program

Previous firms have included:

  • Shearn Delamore and Associates
  • Zul Rafique Partners
  • Shook Lin and Bok
  • Chur Associates
  • Thomas Philip Advocates & Solicitors.

The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur has also regularly taken on students as interns and offered support for the students in Kuala Lumpur.


The unpaid internships last for 4 weeks (20 working days). In addition to satisfying the requirements of LLB 397 Legal Internship, the Malaysian Internship:

  • gives students a first-hand learning experience in Asia while enhancing their workplace skills and expertise;
  • broadens cultural awareness and enhances appreciation of how the law operates and is practiced in Malaysia (an interesting jurisdiction because of its blend of codified law, common law and Sharia Law);and
  • enhances student understanding of the challenges and benefits of global legal practice; and
  • exposes students to post graduate employment and study options in Malaysia.


The Federal Government funding varies but largely meets the cost of travel to and from Kuala Lumpur and accommodation expenses over the internship. Funding is usually based on a limit of 5 students each year.


Applications for the 2023 Malaysian Legal Internship Program are now open and due by 4pm Friday 11 August 2023. The 4 week internship will be from 20 November to 15 December 2023.

Applications for the 2023 Malaysian Legal Internship Program are now open and due by 4pm Friday 11 August 2023. Please forward an expression of interest indicating why you would like to undertake your internship in Malaysia and how you think you will benefit from the experience, together with a short resume and copy of your enrolment record to: Please check SOLs messages for further information. Applications are invited from students who:

  • are currently in at least their 3rd year of LLB study (or 2nd year Graduate LLB); and
  • have not already completed LLB 3397 Legal Internship.

Applicants MUST be able to undertake the whole of the internship over the internship dates (20 November to 15 December 2023) and must have a current valid passport with at least 6 months validity at the date of entry to Malaysia.

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