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Are you a recent graduate wanting to develop your expertise in defence, national security, cyber security and strategic policy?  Do you want to inform the public and government on critical strategic choices facing Australia and learn what it takes to be a professional strategic analyst? If so, you might be interested in applying for an ASPI Research Internship. Interns make an important contribution to the ASPI research effort. Our aim is to nurture the next generation of strategic thinkers in Australia.

An ASPI Internship is a full-time, paid position that runs for roughly six months. There are two intakes each year and we typically accept four applicants for each intake.

The first intake runs from January to June. Applications for this intake are normally invited in October the previous year. The second intake runs from July to December. Applications for this round are typically invited in April each year.

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Due to Covid-19, recruitment for the ASPI Research Internship (July – December 2020) will not be going ahead. Recruitment for the January 2021 intake will commence in October 2020.

Despite this, there is a current opportunity for an intern to join ASPI’s Professional Development program. Please see the main Jobs page on this website for more details.

Updated: 18 May 2020