Legal and Social Work Research Placements

Contribute to the cutting edge work of the CIJ by being part of our research projects. Past research projects have been on topics including human rights, women's decarceration and family violence. Research placement opportunities are offered as they arise throughout the year, and are advertised through the student email system.

CIJ Director Rob Hulls and Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs

Social Work students

The Centre for Innovative Justice is one of the organisations offering competitive research placement opportunities for Social Work Field Education B. Social work students can choose to do their professional placement of 70 days (500 hours) by undertaking a research project designed by the CIJ that contributes to its cutting edge work.

Places available: Two a year

Course credit available: If selected, Social Work students can complete this work for Social Work Field Education B subject to meeting course prerequisites.

If you would like to do your second Field Education placement at the CIJ, please submit an expression of interest through the Social Work Field Education placement processes.



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