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The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential think tanks. Based in Canberra, we conduct research on a broad range of economic, social, transparency and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process.
The Australia Institute provides intellectual and policy leadership. We conduct research that drives the public debate and secures policy outcomes. Our research is put into the hands of decision makers to have maximum impact.
When we talk about ‘research that matters’ we are talking about making real, tangible changes that would not have happened if we were not there to make them happen.
Come join the Australia Institute team!
Upcoming Job Opportunities —
There are no positions available at this time.
Paid internship program
The Australia Institute internship program is a unique opportunity to provide young economists, political scientists and other researchers with on-the-job training. Our aim is to train people who can not only move into positions of power and influence in parliament, the media or key advisory roles, but who also understand the levers of power and how policy actually gets made in Parliament.
The program is ongoing with between 1 and 3 trainees engaged at any one time. The internship is 12 months long and will involve working closely with a mentor or mentors within The Australia Institute. Work will involve research, writing, and meetings with key stakeholders in Australian public life. It will be based in Canberra but may involve domestic travel.
Interns will be full time paid employees of the Australia Institute and they will perform similar tasks as other employees. This will enable each trainee to be properly trained and mentored in all aspects of what is required to be effective in having impact in politics and public policy in Australia.
The Australia Institute will conduct up to two rounds of recruitment each year. While applications will be accepted from anyone interested and qualified, preference will be given to those from groups currently under-represented in progressive economics and political fields such as women and Indigenous Australians. All successful applicants will share the Institute’s progressive values.
Recruitment rounds will be advertised on our website and at EthicalJobs.com.au