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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 commensurate 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 East Asia Program is looking to hire an intern who can work part-time, starting in July and continuing until mid-December. The successful candidate will assist the program’s Southeast Asia research fellow with research and events on Indonesia, Myanmar, and the United States’ role in East Asia. Much of the work will involve collaborative, quick turn research on these subjects. There will also be substantial opportunity for interns to pursue their own research on an area to be determined in coordination with the research fellow, and to publish the results of their research on the Lowy Institute website.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated strong English research and writing skills who have a familiarity with the politics of one or more of the countries of Southeast Asia, and with geostrategic issues in the region. Proficiency in Indonesian or Burmese or another Southeast Asian language is valuable but not required.

Start date: Flexible, 1 July through 1 August

Hours: Part-time, Equivalent of two days a week, but these can be organized around a student’s schedule. Ability to attend a midday Monday team meeting is preferred. A small stipend will be paid to cover daily travels and meals.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until 15 May.

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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