Internships in Australia

Internship Applications are now open!

The US Studies Internship Program is back!

Applications are now open for Semester 1, 2023 with various positions available across our thinktank.

In addition to real-world experience, students who take our internships also receive six elective credit points towards their degree. The program also provides academic support for students to refine research approaches and discuss questions arising from placement.

Coordinated by academic Rodney Taveira, the Internship Program will be split into three categories: general research; foreign policy and defence; and engagement and impact.

To be eligible to apply and be accepted into the program, undergraduate students are required to complete (or have proof of commitment to complete) USSC3703: US Studies Internship, and postgraduate students are required to complete (or have proof of commitment to complete) USSC6205: Internship Project.

Applicants are welcome to apply to one, two, or all three programs.

Please be advised that your application will need to address and respond to the criteria outlined in each program's position description. You can find all three position descriptions below:

Application and Internship Details

Applications for Semester 1, 2023 will close on Wednesday, February 8th at midnight AEST.

Our internship program requires the completion of 140 hours of professional work placement, over two days a week for 10 weeks during Semester 1, 2023.

To apply, use our application portal. You will be required to submit a cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

Note: cross-institutional study will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you are applying from another institution, in addition to completing the application form above, you will also need to apply separately through the cross-institutional admissions process. You can apply for Undergraduate Cross-Institutional study here, and you can apply for Postgraduate Cross-Institutional study here.

If you are interested in applying for our undergraduate internship program, but don't meet the pre-requisites for USSC3703: US Studies Internship you may be eligible for an enrolment exception request. More information about this process can be found here.

USSC welcomes applications from women, people of all ages, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ+ individuals, people with disability, refugees and veterans.

The Centre is committed to providing a safe, respectful place of work and learning that fosters positive mental health and wellbeing. Maintaining our health and wellness and supporting the health and wellness of those around us is an important part of our daily life at USSC.

The Centre is also committed to improving accessibility in its hiring processes. If you would like to make a request for support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please contact Madelyne Cummings, our Student Affairs and Curriculum Coordinator:

Madelyne Cummings
Student Affairs and Curriculum Coordinator
T 02 8627 8286

Want to know more about diverse opportunities available as part of our internship program? Head to our website and meet some of our amazing interns to find out more about their experience and achievements during their time at the USSC.

  • Our interns come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Find out why they undertook an internship at USSC, what they have worked on and what they have learned from the experience.