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 before 9.00am and 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
with the Subject Line “Research Internship Application” or “Communications 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.
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.