Jobs and Internships

Jobs & Internships

Director, International Economy Program

An opportunity exists to join the Lowy Institute as the Director of the International Economy program. You will conduct your own research, engage with government and the business community, and help shape public discussion of international economic issues in Australia.

In addition to your deep knowledge of international economic issues you will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to design and implement a research and outreach agenda, including by managing financial and human resources.

This is a unique opportunity for an individual seeking to use their economic expertise to establish a public profile.  The role is full-time. Appointment on the basis of secondment would be considered.

A competitive package commiserate with experience is on offer.

For further discussion, please contact Malcolm Duncan of The Insight Group on (02) 9233 3711 or send your details to



The Lowy Institute's Migration and Border Policy Project is looking for a committed intern who is interested in socio-economic aspects of migration in Australia. Preference is for candidates who hold advanced degrees in economics, political science, political economy, or demography; and/or who are familiar with data visualisation, especially Tableau. Selected intern(s) will have to be present in the Sydney office twice a week for 3-6 months and will help to organise an expert workshop on economic migration in mid-October. Interns must be available for an immediate start. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but by no later than 31 August.

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Our internship program aims to connect talented international policy students and professionals with our research staff and programs. You should be interested in contributing to Australian international policy, have excellent time management and administrative skills, think critically, write clearly, and capably manage independent research tasks. Typically you will have completed, or be enrolled in postgraduate studies. The availability of intern positions depends on the needs of our staff.

The internship program attracts a large number of outstanding candidates and is highly competitive. Our intern alumni include Rhodes scholars, diplomats, soldiers, journalists, and academics. If your application is successful you will work at Level 3, 1 Bligh St on a voluntary basis.

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