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  • 01 Mar 2017 18:28

    The race for Raqqa

    The most difficult aspect of the Raqqa operation is not the seizure of the city but the post-seizure governance.

  • 01 Mar 2017 16:53

    Australia's F-35s: The beginning of a 5th generation RAAF

    The arrival of two F-35 Joint Strike Fighters this week marks the first time Australia's own fifth-generation fighter aircraft have flown over Australian skies.

  • 01 Mar 2017 13:44

    Welcome to the post-American era

    America is transitioning from an indispensable nation, the guarantor of the global rules-based order, to a normal great power.

Careers and 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 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



Event internship

The Lowy Institute is looking for an intern to assist with the coordination of a busy events program.

The successful candidate will be working toward a qualification in Event Management, or another relevant field. The selected candidate will be organised, detail oriented and be able to multi-task varying priorities.

The internship will run for two to three days a week for a duration of six months from mid-March 2017. For further information please click here.

Please send a CV and cover letter outlining your skills and suitability for the role to by Monday 6 March 2017.

Media internship

The Lowy Institute is also looking for a part-time intern to join the Media Team from early March for 3-6 months. The successful candidate will assist the Media Manager with daily media monitoring, ad hoc media research tasks, ‘reactive’ media statements, and drafting promotional press releases. The intern will also be given a long-term project supervised by the Media Manager which will be aimed at improving the Institute’s engagement with international media outlets.

The current volatility in international affairs has meant that the work of the Institute is varied, unpredictable and exciting. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with our researchers, attend our events and contribute to our evolving media strategy.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated writing and communications skills and a background/interest in international relations, journalism, marketing and/or public relations.

Start date: March

Hours: Part-time, 2 days per week.

Applications close 5 March 2017.

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Rolling applications

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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