About the Program
Throughout the year we offer internships which allow law students, law practitioners, professional legal training students and recent graduates with an interest in law reform, to gain insight into the work of the Commission. Our aim is to give you international experience in a law reform commission, and insight into how the unique Samoan system functions with its common law and customary law systems, based on the matai (village chief) structure.
Internships are unpaid and open to all nationalities. We accept applications from law students who have completed 3 years of their undergraduate legal studies, JD students, professional legal training students and recent graduates. Travel costs and living arrangements are the responsibility of the intern. We do however encourage interns to apply for grants from their universities and explore other available funding through initiatives similar to the New Colombo Plan available to Australian students.
Typically internships last for 4 weeks minimum, as agreed between the intern and the Commission.