We can all remember the names and faces of people who inspired and supported us in the early stages of our humanitarian careers. People who took the extra time, asked the hard questions, people who forced us to think more deeply. And people who, despite our relative inexperience, believed we brought with us enquiring minds and valuable transferable skills.
Supporting emerging practitioners is a priority for us, and a way of working. Our internship program provides opportunities for students engaged in advanced university study to develop their skills in research, training and technical support. We’ve built strategic linkages with the University of Melbourne and accepted interns from other universities including Monash University, RMIT and Swedish Defence University. Find out more about our previous interns here.
Where are they now?
Our former interns have gone on to work in a variety of roles for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Monash Gender Peace and Security Institute, the United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group, Oxfam Australia, Act for Peace, International Organization for Migration, the Canadian Red Cross, and more.