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The Melanesia Program is looking to hire an intern who can regularly work two days a week for a period of at least three months, with possibility of extension. In the past, internship positions have appealed to postgraduate students, young professionals who work part-time, and those in between study and/or employment. 

The Melanesia Program covers Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the wider Pacific Islands region, and focuses on political, economic, social and environmental challenges affecting the region, the impact of aid and the role that Australia plays in this region. 

Preference will be given to candidates with strong research skills and a demonstrated interest in the Pacific Islands region. The intern will primarily assist the Melanesia team with the Australia-Papua New Guinea Network, a project which works to enhance the people-to-people links between Australia and PNG and facilitate new connections across the bilateral relationship through events and an online presence. The internship will be unpaid with a small stipend for travel and lunch.

Must be available to work two days a week. Start date is ASAP. Apply by 4 August 2017.

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 be enrolled in, or have completed, the final year of undergraduate studies, honours or 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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