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Position Title: McCain Asia Pacific Legal Diversity Internship 

Position Type: Temporary - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Melbourne 

Requisition ID: 12592 

 

 

About McCain Foods 
As a family-owned food business with humble beginnings in rural Canada, McCain’s values are at the heart of everything we do. 
With sales in more than 160 countries and a team of 22,000 people living and working all over the world, we are proud of – and fully embrace – the diversity of our team and our loyal customers. This respect for diversity is central to our values. 
Furthermore, we believe that embracing diversity and inclusion requires a focus on equity, ensuring that all people, including those with marginalised identities, have the opportunity to grow, contribute and develop. 

 

The internship 
Given our focus on equity, McCain is excited to offer a paid six week internship opportunity to join its legal team in Asia Pacific. This opportunity will go to a penultimate or final year student studying law at an Australian university, who identifies as a member of a marginalised community and may also be a diversity advocate (as demonstrated through their educational experience or community involvement). We will give special consideration to applicants who have experienced hardship, financial or other. 
The Internship will commence in January 2022. During the program, you will be exposed to the workings of a busy and diverse regional in-house legal team, based at McCain’s Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Melbourne and working with lawyers located in Australia, India and China and colleagues globally within the organisation. 
As part of the internship, you will assist with day-to-day legal matters such as drafting customer and supplier agreements and advising on disputes, as well as researching changes to laws and assisting with project work. 
Our legal team partners with stakeholders across all aspects of McCain’s business, so during the structured program you will spend time with members of various divisions of the business – including sales, marketing and agriculture. You will visit one of our factories and might even see potatoes growing in the field during a farm tour! 


Prerequisites 
To apply for this opportunity you must: 
• Be currently completing your penultimate or final year of a law degree at an Australian university 
• Possess strong written and verbal communications skills 
• Have a professional, ethical and honest approach 
• Be excited and enthusiastic about food, particularly French fries! 

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

We also encourage applications from all over Australia and on a case-by-case basis may provide financial assistance to enable the successful candidate to work from Melbourne for the 6 week internship. The internship may be completed in a full time or part time capacity. 

 

Application process 
• In a cover letter of 300 or fewer words, tell us about the achievement of which you are most proud and the obstacles you had to overcome. If you would prefer to submit a more creative application we will accept video format 
• CV 
• Academic credentials 

 

 

 

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McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
 
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Job Family: General & Administration      
Division: Global Legal and Governance 
Department: ​Legal APAC ​
Location(s): AU - Australia : Victoria : Melbourne || AU - Australia : New South Wales : Gordon || AU - Australia : New South Wales : Lisarow || AU - Australia : New South Wales : Sidney || AU - Australia : Other : Reference job description || AU - Australia : Queensland : Brisbane || AU - Australia : Queensland : Morningside || AU - Australia : South Australia : Adelaide || AU - Australia : South Australia : Penola || AU - Australia : Tasmania : Hobart || AU - Australia : Tasmania : Smithton || AU - Australia : Victoria : Ballarat || AU - Australia : Western Australia : Perth 

Company: McCain Foods (Aust) Pty. 

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