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  • Locations: Canberra, Australia
  • Program Terms: Semester 2
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:

ACMC Hero ImageDue to the outbreak of COVID-19, this internship will not be running in Semester 2, 2020.


The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs is a world-leading centre for research, education and policy analysis in the international, political, societal, diplomatic and strategic affairs of Asia and the Pacific. As part of its commitment to a globally engaged curriculum and the development of ready practitioners, Bell School facilitates internship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate coursework students. Internships for credit are designed to enhance a student’s program of study, but also to make a relevant contribution to the host institution (relevant government departments, think tanks, media outlets, NGOs).
Bell School and the Australian Civil Military Centre (ACMC) are offering a part-time internship for an undergraduate student in Semester 1, 2018. Tasked to work with government departments and agencies and partnering with international and non-governmental organisations such as the United Nations, ACMC supports the development of national civil-military capabilities to prevent, prepare for and respond more effectively to conflicts and disasters overseas.
If successful for this opportunity, you will enrol in a six unit course (ASIA2110: Asia Pacific Affairs Internship) and work one day per week for 12 weeks at ACMC in Queanbeyan, NSW. You will work with an ANU academic supervisor and a workplace supervisor at ACMC to develop a custom designed internship that will benefit both your studies and your contribution to the workplace, including research and analysis of information related to civil-military cooperation and disaster management overseas to aid decision making within the ACMC.

Agreed workload and assessment will be designed no later than Week 2 of Semester, with the work placement commencing in Week 2 or 3 of Semester depending on individual student availability. 

Workload and assessment could include:
  • Weekly work tasks determined by ACMC and an assessment of workplace performance;
  • Reflective writing assignments; and
  • An individual research project, including a research progress presentation and a 4,000-5,000 word research essay.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for this opportunity, you must be currently enrolled in an ANU undergraduate degree who have completed 96 units of study at the time of application. Preference will be given to students with a focus on security studies, international relations or war studies. 

Selection Criteria

The successful applicant will be able to articulate how this opportunity will benefit their studies at ANU as well as how they personally will make a meaningful contribution to the workplace. Academic performance will also be taken into consideration.

Application Details

In order to apply for this opportunity, please complete the online application form by Sunday 10 February 2019.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in a short face to face interview during O-Week (18-22 February 2019) and the successful applicant will need to attend an induction in the first week of semester. 

The successful applicants will be notified by Friday 22 February 2019.


CAP Student Centre
M Block Demountable (between Menzies Library and Centre for China in the World)
T: 6125 3207

This program is currently not accepting applications.