Scaling Adara Newborn

Legal Intern

  • Are you a penultimate or final year law student seeking a rewarding internship opportunity?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated in-house legal team?
  • Would you like to be part of a global non-profit and leading ‘business for purpose’?

If so, we want to hear from you.

The Adara Group is seeking a penultimate or final year law student for an internship. Under the guidance of the Director of Legal, the Legal Intern will support the legal team with administrative and research activities. The Legal Intern will gain skills and professional workplace experience supporting both the Adara businesses and the international development organisation.

about the adara group

The Adara Group believes each and every person should have access to quality health, education and other essential services, no matter where they live.

The first part of the Adara Group is an international development organisation called Adara Development that has expertise in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and Remote Community Development. Adara Development has been working in Nepal and Uganda since 1998.

The second part of the Adara Group consists of two businesses, Adara Partners and Adara Advisors, which are ‘for purpose’ rather than for profit. Their sole objective is to fund Adara Development’s administration and emergency project costs. This allows 100% of donations received by Adara Development to go directly to project-related costs.

The Adara Group is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies.

  • Part-time role, two days per week (0.4 FTE)
  • Paid internship with salary packaging available
  • Reporting to the Director of Legal
  • Flexible work environment, with the option of tailoring your days and hours around your university schedule
  • Providing support across both Adara Development and the Adara Businesses (Adara Partners and Adara Advisors)
  • Conducting legal research to support the work of the legal team as required
  • Supporting the legal team in updating policies and procedures, drafting and reviewing contracts, and other transactional documents
  • Drafting communications on legal and governance topics as required
  • Assisting with team meetings, including taking minutes
  • Performing other administrative duties to support the work of the legal team
  • To be in your penultimate or final year of a law degree (either an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or postgraduate Juris Doctor (JD))
  • A strong academic record
  • Exceptional analytic skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple and different tasks
  • Effective written communication skills
  • A commitment to social justice and international development
  • Experience in the non-profit sector, whilst not essential, will be well regarded

We’re looking forward to receiving your application!

Please submit a cover letter within your CV and email it to

Please ensure you put ‘Adara Group Legal Intern’ in the subject line.

Please direct all questions to or call us on 02 9395 2800.

Please read the detailed Job Description with Adara’s Cultures and Values found here.

Applications close on 6 June 2024. Please note we will interview suitable candidates as applications are received.

Please note this position is based in Australia and candidates will require full Australian working rights. Applications from outside of Australia will not be acknowledged or considered.