The United States Studies Centre’s Alliance 21 Program hires interns who can work part-time for the first half of 2017. Interns conduct research and other activities under the direction of a Research Fellow, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: the Trump Administration’s foreign policy and relationship with Congress, developments in the US-Australia Alliance, Asia-Pacific strategy and defence and cybersecurity.
Applicants from any background will be considered. Unlike previous iterations of this internship, you are not required to be a student at the University of Sydney to complete an Alliance 21 Internship. You may be a strongly performing undergraduate student, a postgraduate student, or a candidate with no affiliation with the University of Sydney. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with US politics and foreign policy, have strong research and writing skills, and can independently manage research and administrative tasks.
Interns who are successful at application will complete the internship under one of two models:
The US Studies Centre’s internship program enables candidates to work on pressing issues affecting Australia’s relationship with the United States. Interns can expect to benefit directly from exposure to some of Australia’s leading experts on foreign policy, national security and the United States. The internship program is an excellent way to develop relevant skills and experience for a career in Australian foreign and defence policy. As part of the program, Alliance 21 interns will work towards developing a piece of research for publication, either in the form of a policy paper, blog post or op-ed.
Applications for Semester 2, 2017 internships have now closed.