Summer placement with EY for JD students closes 10 Dec!

Summer placement with EY for JD students closes 10 Dec!

Published: 4 December 2020

JD students, make the most of the Summer term and gain professional experience working on a project with EY and pick up some units of credit along the way!

Ernst & Young Global Limited, commonly known as Ernst & Young or simply EY, is a multinational professional services network (Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax), with headquarters in London. The mission statement of the Australian EY branch includes: ‘At EY, our purpose is Building and better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.’  

This Summer 2021 placement provides JD students with the opportunity to work in a team with postgraduate students from other faculties to develop a prototype for the EY Digital Health Wallet, the aim of which is to store and verify the medical documentation required for international travel. The legal research component of the project is to identify the requirements for product to be legally compliant across multiple jurisdictions. Other students in the team with a technical background will be tasked with building a wireframe for a self-service mobile application. 

Due to the ongoing physical restrictions of COVID-19, the placement will run fully online, with a combination of workshops and team work.  

The placement will run intensively over 4 weeks from Monday, 11 January to Wednesday, 3 February 2021 with the final reflection assessment due on Saturday, 6 February 2021.  

Online workshops and allocated teamwork time will be scheduled as follows: 

  • Weeks One to Three: Monday to Friday from 10am to 4.30pm (excluding Australia Day on Tuesday 26 January) 

  • Week Four: Monday to Wednesday from 10am to 4.30pm 

Students from Law will undertake the JURD7555 UNSW Law Internships course (6 UOC) and work on the internship project the equivalent of 18 days through the intensive Summer session. In addition to attending the internship placement workshops, students are required to complete assessment tasks for JURD7555 as part of the course. Punctuality and flexibility, as well as being able to work independently in a project-based working environment, is required. Please note that there is a pre-requisite requirement of 72 UOC of Law Courses to be eligible to apply. 

How to apply

Please email your application with the following details to

  • Full name 

  • Student ID 

  • CV 

  • A statement of up to 200 words as to why you are interested in the placement and what you hope to get out of it. 

  • If WIL Central offers you a placement, the enrolment process will be managed by Academic Services, Experiential Learning, Law Faculty (  

Applications close 10 December 2020!

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