INTERNSHIPS WITH ASPI
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The ASPI Research Internship Program provides an opportunity for recent graduates to acquire practical experience to learn how strategic policy is developed and delivered to government. Interns will work in a paid research assistant capacity, under the guidance of one of our senior staff. The program offers up to 6 internships per year for a duration of around 6 months each, with remuneration equivalent to that of a junior university research assistant. Part-time work arrangements may be considered. Please note that ASPI does not offer employment under the Public Services Act.
ASPI’s programs are diverse and draw upon a wide range of talents. We seek applications not only from strategic studies and international relations scholars, but also from interested science and economics graduates. Our aim is to nurture the next generation of strategic thinkers in Australia. We want to give you the opportunity to make a practical contribution to developing strategic policy, and in the process, gain some valuable 'on the job' training. An ASPI internship will provide access to some of Australia’s liveliest minds in the field by working with our staff and through observing roundtable discussions with some of the important visitors to ASPI.
ASPI’s research internships are open to Australian citizens ONLY who have recently graduated from undergraduate or post-graduate studies in a field relevant to ASPI’s research programs. You will need to demonstrate excellent academic results, strong research skills and be enthusiastic, motivated and able to adapt to the work environment quickly.
Future Internship Recruitment
Round 1 2014:
Application period: 11 November 2013 – 29 November 2013
Internship period: 13 January 2014 – 4 July 2014
If you would like to apply for any of the above positions please submit a cover letter and a copy of your curriculum vitae, including the details of two referees, to email@example.com. In your cover letter you should outline why you wish to be considered for the position and what qualities and expertise you can offer. Internship applicants should also include a copy of your academic transcript and details of at least one academic referee in your application. Writing samples may also be requested depending on the position.