Interns and Graduates

People make McCullough Robertson.

A drive to achieve quality results for clients; a commitment to each other; and a contribution to the wider community. These goals unite us as we take every opportunity provided to us and continue Unlocking Success. Together.

Internships and Clerkships


Our Brisbane office offers Winter, Summer and Summer Two internship programs.

For pre-penultimate law students, the program runs for eight weeks over two years; for penultimate law students the program is four weeks over one year.

For more information, download our Brisbane Internship and Graduate Program brochure here.


Our Sydney office offers a six week Summer clerkship over November, December and January.

The clerkship program is open to penultimate year students.

For more information, download our Sydney Clerkship and Graduate Program brochure here.

Key recruitment dates


Monday 5 July 2021

Friday 13 August 2021

Thursday 7 October 2021

Friday 8 October 2021

Click here to apply for our
2021 Brisbane Internship Program »


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Tuesday 8 June 2021

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Thursday 16 September 2021

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2021 Sydney Clerkship Program »

Program dates for 2021 – 2022

Summer One Internship: 22 November 2021 – 17 December 2021

Summer Two Internship: 17 January 2022 – 11 February 2022

Winter Internship: 27 June 2022 – 22 July 2022

Summer Clerkship: 29 November 2021 – 17 December 2021

Continuing on: 17 January 2022 – 4 February 2022

Graduate program

We select the majority of our graduates in Brisbane and Sydney through our internships and clerkships.

About the 18-month program:

  • 2 x 9 month practice group rotations
  • Fully-funded Practical Legal Training program
  • Structured graduate learning and development sessions
  • Admission to practice
  • Supervisor and buddy in each practice group
  • Firm orientation programs, peer networking and firm social events
  • Hands-on rotations help you discover your strengths and develop your skills
More about us

At McCullough Robertson, we live our values. We are generous and down-to-earth; committed and commercial.

With a long-standing community partnership program (CPP); numerous sports teams; monthly social events; and pro bono opportunities, there is something for everyone, wherever your interests lie.

Read more about our CPP here.


We understand that learning never stops. A dedicated Success Academy and mentorship program provides opportunities for development throughout your career, while secondment opportunities – both national and international – give you valuable experience and insight into your clients’ world.

Read more about our Success Academy and Mentorship Program.

Our Story

We each have a story. Here at McCullough Robertson, our stories unite us. The unique open-door culture that celebrates success; exceptional working experiences with quality clients and work; and our commitment to providing opportunities beyond work all enable us to come together and create our McCullough Robertson story.

To find out more about Our Story please click here.

For any questions on our intern and graduate programs, please contact Tara Gandy, HR Recruitment Consultant.