The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes applications from students to its internship program for January to July 2020.
The intent of the Commission’s internship program is to provide a practical understanding of human rights promotion and protection through the statutory functions of the Commission and create a broad appreciation of the scope of work the Commission undertakes as a National Human Rights Institution.
The Commission accepts applications from students who will be in their final or penultimate year of an undergraduate degree or in any year of a graduate degree during the time of their internship. Applicants must be a current, enrolled student at an Australian university at the time of the internship.
All internship placements are unpaid and based at the Commission’s office in Sydney.
Applicants must be covered by their university’s insurance for personal accident, professional indemnity and public liability for students undertaking a practical placement.
The Commission strongly encourages internship applications from students with a disability and students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
The number of interns accepted at any one time will depend upon the current work program of the Commission.
For the current advertising round, applicants will be considered for internship opportunities that may arise during January to July 2020.
Applicants should complete the application form available on the website and include a one page cover letter clearly indicating their skills and experience and their area/s of interest for their placement (please be specific). The Commission’s website has information about current projects and the Commission’s broader work. Applicants should highlight any relevant subjects studied and any relevant work experience. Supplementary relevant material may be attached to the application such as a resume, academic transcript and references.
Please refer to the Position Documents for further information about the Internship Program.