Internship Program

Internship Program


The Internship Program is available for students currently enrolled in a tertiary institution, as well as university graduates up to one year after course completion.
While the tertiary institution can be based outside of Perth, the Internship Program must be completed in the Perth USAsia Centre’s Offices at the University of Western Australia, Perth.
Interns must be able to commit to the standard Intake Period day(s)/week, and from time to time assist in Perth USAsia Centre events and activities after 5:00pm. Specific day(s) per week are flexible, and hours can be managed.
The Internship Program is principally not-for-credit, and for-credit where administrative arrangements are in place.

2021 Program Dates

Semester 1 2021: Week Beginning 22 February – Week Beginning 17 May 
  • Interviews will be held between February 10th – February 16th 2021
Winter Break 2021: Week Beginning 14 June – Week Beginning 19 July 
  • Application Window: Applications will open mid-March and will close mid-May. Dates will be confirmed early 2021.
Semester 2 2021: Week Beginning 26 July – Week Beginning 18 October 
  • Application Window dates to be confirmed early 2021.


For eligible students, Applications for an Internship Position can be made during the Application Window by submitting:
  • Required: A Resume/CV
  • Required: A Statement Addressing the Selection Criteria
  • Optional: A Sample of Written Work.
Please submit Applications to with the Subject Line “Internship Application”.
Applicants will be principally assessed on their Statement Addressing the Selection Criteria. Applicants who thoroughly address the Selection Criteria have a legitimate expectation of being invited to Interview.
For further information on Statements Addressing the Selection Criteria, please see here.
For an example of a Statement Addressing the Selection Criteria, please see here.
*Experience and skills acquired through hospitality, retail and/or manual work is relevant.

Intern Experience and Completion of Internship Program

The Internship Program offers students valuable experience in a fast-paced office environment - devoted to public policy research and analysis, stakeholder engagement, events-convening and relationship-building. Interns will both contribute to the Perth USAsia Centre’s execution of its strategic objectives, and benefit from engagement with and exposure to leading State, national and international policy experts.
For further information on the Internship Program experience, please see the relevant Position Description.
Interns will receive a professional reference and a reference letter upon completion of the Internship Program.
Further Information

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For queries or for further information regarding the Internship Program, please contact

Internship program

*Applications for the Semester 1 Intake Period are Now Open and Will Close at 5pm Friday 5 February. See below for further details.
The Perth USAsia Centre hosts a prestigious and high-quality Internship Program for university students with experience in (or a passion for): international relations; economics, business and trade; Asian studies; and/or international law. The Internship Program runs 4 Intake Periods per year in line with the Western Australian University Calendars, with each Intern gaining ~12 Business Days’ Experience:
  • Semester 1 (1 Day/Week - Feb-May)
  • Winter Break (2 Days/Week - Jun-Jul)
  • Semester 2 (1 Day/Week - Jul-Oct)
  • Summer Break (2 Days/Week - Jan-Feb '22)