Ngalaya Cadetships

Ngalaya Cadetships

Ngalaya Cadetships allow First Nations law students to gain valuable work experience while they study, through regular work at one of Ngalaya’s partner firms / organisations.

Every Ngalaya Cadetship is different and flexible to meet the needs of both the Cadet and where they’re working. But all Ngalaya Cadets benefit from ongoing mentoring and support from Ngalaya and our network of First Nations lawyers and law students.

Current partners and opportunities

NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office

As a Ngalaya Cadet at the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office (CSO), you will be supported to work part-time during term/semester, and full-time during your university breaks in a Paralegal capacity. Your team will work in one of the CSO’s 12 areas of expertise, ranging from government & administrative law to torts and employment law.

Ngalaya Cadets at the CSO are partnered with a Ngalaya Mentor to support them throughout their Cadetship, and receive an annual book/study stipend of $1,000 in addition to their pay.

Applications are open now for a Ngalaya Cadetship at the CSO starting September 2022. Find out more and apply here. Closing 5PM, Friday 2 September.

Future opportunities

Ngalaya is looking to support new opportunities for First Nations law students to build their legal skills through working at law firms, government departments and legal centres.

If your organisation is interested in a Ngalaya Cadetship, contact our Executive Director via email:

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