GLN Summer Clerk Programme

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Love Your Summer

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.  

2018 - 2019 Programme:  recruitment open

Recruitment for the 2018/19 programme is now underway and applications will remain open until 5pm Friday 20 April 2018.

We expect to offer a minimum of 14 clerkships and the programme will run from 19 November 2018 to 22 February 2019. 

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

Remuneration is fixed at $38,500, pro rata, for all clerks.

Participating departments and agencies in this year's programme include:

  • Parliamentary Counsel Office
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Commerce Commission
  • Ministry of Transport
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Crown Law
  • Department of Corrections
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • WorkSafe New Zealand


Prior to submitting your application, please read the guideline document below - it provides a comprehensive suite of information including summaries of participating departments, a position description, and the professional attributes we look for in applicants.

Please revisit the guidelines regularly over the next week - further summaries are likely to be added over the coming days.

When you are ready to apply, please click here to submit your application.

Guidelines for Applicants

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