Legal Intern Australia

Sydney, Australia

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.


Airbnb is seeking a full-time Legal Intern to join the Legal team supporting the Australia region for a 4-8 week period during the universities’ mid-year break (around June/July 2024). The length and timing of the internship may be flexible, depending on the successful candidate’s schedule. 

Airbnb’s Legal team embodies the company’s innovative, forward-thinking spirit. At the frontier of the sharing economy, Airbnb is breaking new ground in matters of policy, law, and government relations. Where some see obstacles, we see the opportunity to find creative, practical solutions, right at the cutting edge. Our adventurous, fast-moving legal team is committed to building a team of talented, collaborative and self-motivated legal professionals across the globe who believe in Airbnb’s mission and leading as a 21st century company. 

This internship is right for you if you are currently enrolled in a law degree at an accredited law school and have a strong interest in learning about in-house legal practice and working in the tech industry.   

The difference you will make:

As an intern, you’ll be integrated into a team where you’ll contribute to challenging projects and assist with a variety of legal tasks. Your manager, team, and our incredible employee community will strive to be superhosts to you during this internship. We provide the support, mentorship, fun, and real world experience needed to accelerate your learning and make a real impact on our product, as Airbnb revolutionizes connection, belonging, and travel.

A typical day:

You will assist with various tasks and projects, including:

  • Assisting the ANZ legal team to support a variety of legal functions, which may include: marketing, communications, policy, product, privacy, employment, corporate and litigation and disputes
  • Legal research and analysis on a range of issues, including using legal databases and online resources to find relevant case law, regulations and commentary
  • Attending internal legal meetings and meetings with other business units
  • Undertaking legal administrative tasks
  • Special projects to be determined based on the team’s needs and the intern’s interests

Your expertise:

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate law degree in an accredited law school. 
  • Fluency in English required.  
  • Intellectually curious, open-minded and adaptable.
  • Highly collaborative, with excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Adaptable individual possessing high integrity, good judgment, a sense of humor and a love for fun and adventure. 
  • Work authorisation for employment in Australia is required - visa sponsorship is unavailable.

Your location:

This position is hybrid/on-site and you must be living in Sydney or, at a minimum, be willing to attend the Sydney office (in Surry Hills) for a 1 week period during the internship and have work authorization for Australia to be eligible. Relocation sponsorship is unavailable for this role.

How we’ll take care of you:

Our job titles may span more than one career or degree level. This position may qualify for benefits and Employee Travel Credits.

The salary details are as follows:

  • Currency: AUD
  • Monthly Pay Rate: A$4000

Our commitment to inclusion & belonging:

In Australia,  Airbnb has committed to contribute to reconciliation efforts for Indigenous and First Nations People and has come up with this Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). As part of this RAP, we are embarking on an ongoing journey of reflection to thoughtfully consider how we can play a long-term role in fostering relationships built on mutual trust and respect within the Australian communities we serve.

Airbnb is committed to working with the best and brightest people from a diverse talent pool. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, and allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. If you need assistance, or a reasonable accommodation during the application and recruiting process, please contact us at:

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