Applications open for Commonwealth Parliamentary Internships

Tuesday 5 September 2017
Parliament House

Applications for Commonwealth Parliamentary Internships for First Semester 2018 close on 30 September 2017, with ANIP Travel Grants of up to $1,000 available to assist students with travel and accommodation expenses in Canberra. Students are placed as interns in the parliamentary offices of MPs and Senators and complete a policy research project supported by academic supervision and workshops from the ANU.

Open to undergraduates and postgraduates of any academic discipline - during 2017 parliamentary interns completed research projects on cybersecurity, economic policy,  regional Australia, international relations, energy policy,  indigenous policy, global development, public health, domestic violence, counter-terrorism, science policy, criminology, environmental science, migrant integration, education, Australian history and law reform.

Through the Commonwealth Parliamentary Internship, students will deliver a research report of 8-10,000 words as part of either ANIP3005 (Undergraduate) or ANIP6005 (Graduate).  Students will undertake the Commonwealth Parliamentary Internship during the First or Second Semester of 2018 for the equivalent of 12 units of course credit. They will need to apply within their home university for cross-institutional approval to undertake the program.

Interns will be based in the Commonwealth Parliament for a fortnight during the sitting weeks in either February to May or July to October, where they will develop a policy research project and have the opportunity to engage with a range of activities that shape national policy-making.

Further details of the program are available at:


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