Borrin-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Legal Research Internship Award

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Opening and Closing Dates: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 16:00 to Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 16:00

Calling Legal Scholars and Students - Opportunity for two Māori law research summer interns

Once again, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are proud to partner with the Borrin Foundation, with the support of Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa, to offer two Māori law research interns for the summer months of 2018-2019.

The successful Māori law interns will have the opportunity to work on Māori law related 10 week research projects who will be supervised by a Māori law academic and where possible a Māori lawyer. 

Each internship is valued at $5,500 with an additional $1,000 for research related costs (for example to enable meeting with the Māori lawyer mentor if this person resides in a different city, or working with a community relevant to the research project).

The two successful internships will join the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga summer internship cohort programme.  The internship is administered by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

The 2017-2018 inaugural recipients of the Borrin-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Legal Research Internship Awards produced outstanding research:

  • Research about the provision of cultural information in the sentencing process, including the use of speakers and reports (pursuant to s27 of the Sentencing Act 2002). This work was completed by Te Puea Matoe (Te Roroa) of AUT, under Khylee Quince’s supervision. For more information, see here.
  • Research contributing to a mātauranga Māori-centred critique of the prosecution and conviction of Māori mothers for negligent parenting practices. Natanahira Herewini (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu, Ngai Takoto, Ngāti Kurī, Ngāpuhi, Te Aupouri) looked at the collective nature of child raising practices in traditional Māori society. Natanahira was supervised by Fleur Te Aho of the University of Auckland. For more information, see here.

We welcome the opportunity to offer two new Internship Awards for the summer of 2018-2019.

Māori law academics based at a NPM partner institution are encouraged to apply now for this opportunity.

To Apply

Download the project proposal template below, complete and submit to NPM below.

Details of the proposed research project including the Māori LLB student able to take up this opportunity are required components of the application form.

Applications close 4th of October 2018.

Proposed summer intern student

Please list the proposed Māori law student to undertake the internship

Upload your completed Internship application form here.
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