A group of Adelaide Law School researchers have been awarded a major grant by the Australian Research Council to study the regulation of internships and other work experience arrangements.
The research team is led by Professors Rosemary Owens and Andrew Stewart, who have already produced a groundbreaking report on this subject for the Fair Work Ombudsman. Together with colleagues Associate Professor Anne Hewitt and Dr Joanna Howe, the ARC Discovery grant will enable them to continue and extend their work. Focusing on the fast-growing area of post-secondary work experience, the project will examine policy and regulatory responses both in Australia and around the world.
The aim is both to improve understanding of the legal and social issues involved and to contribute to the debates surrounding this important intersection between work and education.