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  • Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Melaka, Malaysia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Global, Urban and Social Studies Program type: Global Work
About your Experience
Legal & Justice Internship
Program Details:
  • Program Leader: Alasdair Henry
  • Host Organisation: Global Student
  • Dates: 6 January - 28 February 2019
  • Available Places: 5
This internship program enable students from four Australian Universities to undertake supervised work placements with legal and justice organisations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Students will undertake a one-week introductory program followed by placements that will vary approximately 8-9 weeks depending on the University's internship requirements and student's preferences.

The immersive in-country experience will provide opportunities to integrate students' research and formal study with the lived experience of a criminal justice system that will encourage comparative critique, reflection and discussion.

In this internship, you will:
  • Compare and analyse the distinguishing features of the criminal justice systems in Australia and Malaysia
  • Critically evaluate the operation of criminal justice systems
  • Deconstruct the evolving internationalisation of crime and administration of criminal justice in SE Asia
  • Develop your ability to participate and contribute to group life and learning in a study tour context
  • Develop your skills in working in cross-cultural settings
  • Critically analyse, synthesis and reflect on complex theories, principles, philosophies and recent developments in the justice sector, both locally and in Malaysia, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice
Academic Credit:
Students participating in this program will gain credits towards HWSS2181 - Justice & Legal Studies Internship.

This program is undergraduate students across all disciplines.

Program Cost:
This program costs approximately AU$3,310. This cost includes the following:
  • Accommodation
  • Orientation (welcome and farewell)
  • Networking and cultural events
  • Some meals
  • Day trip to Melaka
Additional Costs to Consider, but not limited to:
  • Flights
  • RMIT Tuition Fees
  • Airport Transfer
  • Basic Meals and Transport (approximately $30/day)
  • Cost of Transport to Placements
  • Travel Insurance (if applicable)
  • Health Insurance (if applicable)
  • Host Country Visa (if applicable)
Travel Insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. 
For more detailed info (eg, full Product Disclosure statement, inclusions, exclusions), please refer  here.

Application Process:
  1. Complete theMyRMIT > Enrolment Online)
  2. Passport number
  3. Skype ID
  4. Students will be selected to interview with Host Organisations
  5. Successful students will register by 24 August 2018.
For the Summer 2018 term, there are 5 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available to eligible bachelor/bachelor honours students.

There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

For program inquiries, please contact the School of Global, Urban and Social studies at
For general inquiries, please contact the Global Experience Office at

Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.