Summer Intern (Law) 2023 [Allowance: $10,500 per month]

Entry requirements:
Applicants should –
(1) be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region;
(2) be full-time students of third year or above in post-secondary institutions with academic background in law, or full-time students of post-graduate law degree programmes;
(3) have basic knowledge in computer applications and research skills on the Internet; and
(4) be fluent in both Cantonese and English.

Job Description:
Summer interns are mainly deployed to –
(1) conduct general legal and law-related research and compile research materials;
(2) assist in drafting and vetting of documents;
(3) assist Counsel in preparation of cases and to assist Counsel in court; and
(4) assist in updating legal database and reference.

Place of Work: Offices of the Department of Justice. Actual workplace will be subject to the arrangement of the offices/divisions to which the interns are to be deployed. A limited number of summer interns may be offered to intern in the legal or judicial organs in Beijing or other Mainland cities, subject to feasibility of the arrangement, in addition to their internship in Hong Kong within their employment period.

Employment Period: June to August 2023 (one to three months)

How to Apply:
(a) Hong Kong students studying in local post-secondary institutions should apply through the Student Affairs Offices/Career Centres of their respective institutions.
(b) Students studying in non-local post-secondary institutions should download application forms on the website of the Department of Justice ( Completed application form with copies of certificates of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE)/Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)/Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and academic transcripts should be posted to the address below via the applicant’s institution or by the applicant together with the original copy of a reference letter confirming the applicant’s current status as a student issued by his/her respective institution by 16 February 2023 (according to postmark). Please mark “Application for Summer Intern (Law)” on the envelope.

Address: Personnel and Establishment Section, Department of Justice (Attn: EO(P)4), 8/F., West Wing, Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong.

E-mail Address:

Fax Number: (852) 3902 8779

Enquiries Telephone Number: (852) 3902 8739

Application Deadline: 16 February 2023. All students studying in local post-secondary institutions should observe the deadlines set by the Student Affairs Offices/Career Centres of their respective institutions for application.

(a) Not required for the application of summer interns. Those who have not received a reply from the Department of Justice by 4 July 2023 may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
(b) Those applicants who have indicated an interest to be considered for the Mainland internship programme may be invited to attend a selection process for that programme, if implemented. Details of the programme are available on the website of the Department of Justice:

General Note: As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.