The University of Western Australia (UWA) Internship Program 2023

Deadline: Friday 9 December, 5pm 

The University of Western Australia (UWA) Internship Program 2023

The University of Western Australia (UWA) Public Policy Institute team are looking for up to four creative and committed interns to work closely with us in 2023.

This is a unique opportunity to feed your interest in policy issues within the public service, business or non-profit sector, and the chance to develop the on-the-job communication, planning and organisation skills that employers value.

This internship will require a commitment of up to eight hours per month, on average, and has both generalist and specialist elements:

  • You’ll be giving us a hand as generalist support for a range of public, private and online events we hold across the year, from setting up venues, to welcoming guests, live-tweeting for online audiences, and more. You’ll also design, organise and moderate a policy event yourself, working closely with your intern colleagues.
  • You’ll also choose to specialise in either executive support (working with the Executive Officer) or communications and engagement (working with the Communications and Engagement Coordinator), depending on your interests, your experience, and your professional development goals.

Questions you might have

Do I need to be a UWA student?
Yes, only currently enrolled UWA students can apply.

Do I need to be studying (or have studied) public policy or politics?
No; an interest in public policy is preferred but prior study or experience is not required.

Is this open to undergrads or postgrads?
We’re open to receiving applications from all undergraduate, honours or postgraduate research or coursework students.

How will I balance this with my other commitments?
Since many of our events are in evenings, we’ll negotiate what works for you well in advance, depending on your other commitments and time of semester.

Is this internship paid?
This is a voluntary internship without remuneration. In place of payment, your volunteer hours will be listed on your supplementary academic transcript and you’ll have access to career advice and experiences you may not have had otherwise.

How to apply

  1. Read the role description to see if this program is right for you. Consider what experience you might gain, but also what knowledge, networks or skills you could bring to the team.
  2. Submit an Expression of Interest form and email us a copy of your CV by Friday 9 December, 5pm. Your application will not be considered without these two elements.

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