This brief guide will assist you in finding a self-sourced internship opportunity.
Things to consider:
Think about how participating in an internship will fit with your other studies. Would you prefer to undertake a part-time internship during the semester or a full-time intensive internship during the semester break.
If you are interested in seeking credit towards your academic degree you should familiarise yourself with the course requirements for CRWF8019 Public Policy and Professional Internship, and be sure to check in with your program coordinator to ensure you have the elective options available to undertake an internship for credit.
Do Fees Apply?
If you enrol in CRWF8019 fees will apply.
Securing an opportunity
Once you have secured your self-sourced internship, you should complete the Checklist (refer to Appendix A) to ascertain what further information you might require or need to submit to the School for approval and assistance.
Once you have completed your Checklist, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your internship to seek advice on what level of assistance the School can provide you.
It is important to seek academic approval/clearance for the internship if you intend to enrol into CRWF8019 and the Academic Convenor will work with you to determine the assessment requirements and assist you in selection of an academic supervisor for the duration of your internship.
In most instances, the ANU provides travel insurance cover for students undertaking an internship. There are a few requirements to meet, such as you must be an enrolled student at the commencement and completion of your internship. An approval to travel process is required to be completed prior to departure for insurance to be applicable.
In some instances, the ANU provides public liability insurance cover for students undertaking an internship. There are a few requirements to meet, such as you must be an enrolled student at the commencement and completion of your internship, and this is only applicable to students who are completing their internship within Australia.
More information on these policies are available by visiting the links contained within Appendix A.
If an entry visa is required, you should peruse the requirements and apply prior to finalising your travel and approval arrangements. <strong>You are responsible for your own visa and travel arrangements.
Citizenship, Work Permits & Scholarships
Australian citizenship may be required within Australia for certain internship opportunities. It is important that you check details thoroughly when considering opportunities.
It is also important to understand and be aware of your obligations pertaining to your work rights, visa status and scholarship rules when considering an internship opportunity.
My Checklist is Complete
When your Checklist (Appendix A) is completed and you have the details needed, please contact the Manager, Professional Development & Internships to organise a meeting to proceed with approval processes.
Checklist – Appendix A - International Opportunity – this document has been designed to assist you navigate an internship opportunity outside Australia. The School will also use this document to record and step through the approval processes.
Checklist – Appendix A - National Opportunity – this document has been designed to assist you navigate an internship opportunity within Australia. The School will also use this document to record and step through the approval processes.
Agreements – Appendix B – this document has been designed to assist individuals as they seek clarity on the expectations and conditions surrounding a specific self-sourced opportunity.
Finding self-sourced internship opportunities
There is a wide range of information available relating to internship opportunities, and several examples are included below:
- Action Aid Australia
- Asian Development Bank
- Australian Volunteers for International Development
- Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service
- European Union
- Go Volunteer Australia
- International Monetary Fund
- Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
- OXFAM Australia
- Probono Australia
- United Nations
- UN Volunteers
- Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN
- Volunteering Canberra & Surrounds
- Volunteering Service Overseas
- World Bank
- World Health Organisation
Disclaimer: the examples and information provided in the above should not be viewed as being endorsed or recommended by the Crawford School of Public Policy, they are provided as an example of the depth and breadth of information available. You should make your own determination on their suitability.