Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) in partnership with the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) School of Law has commenced its 2021-2022 Legal Internship Program (LIP) with the 5th cohort of interns starting on Monday 29th November 2021.
Through the LIP, TIPNG is able to offer 3rd and 4th Year UPNG Law School students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of its mission to empower people in Papua New Guinea to take action against corruption.
“TIPNG values the opportunity to work with Papua New Guinea’s next generation of legal professionals through the LIP. Over the course of the 2-month internship, the UPNG Law School students will be engaged in a variety of activities to hone their academic skills, expand their professional network and meaningfully contribute to addressing corruption in our country.”
“This innovative partnership, now in its fifth year has matured into a fixture of TIPNG’s annual calendar and provides much needed support in our ongoing anti-corruption efforts,” said Ms. Arianne Kassman, TIPNG Chief Executive Officer, in a media statement.
From a total 73 applicants applied for the LIP 2021-2022, the following three UPNG Law School students were selected for the internship program:
• Ms. Jasmine Murray, 3rd Year LLB
• Mr. Lloyd Kombe, 3rd Year LLB
• Ms. Andrea Marru, 3rd Year LLB
The LIP Interns will primarily assist TIPNG’s Anti-Corruption Helpdesk (AnCoHD). The AnCoHD is a free public service offered by TIPNG whereby victims and witnesses of corruption in Papua New Guinea can anonymously seek legal advice and assistance in person, via email, social media, or by calling the AnCoHD toll-free number 180 6000.
In addition to assisting TIPNG’s AnCoHD, the legal interns will be given the opportunity to support TIPNG’s other functions which include; Policy, Advocacy, Communications, Events, Partnerships, Finance and Administration.
Since beginning in 2018, a total of 14 interns that have successfully completed the LIP. TIPNG recently extended its partnership with the UPNG School of Law, through the signing in October 2020 of a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding from 2020-2024.