About the Australian Parliamentary Internship
As an intern in the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) in Canberra you'll spend a semester with Australian and other international students, taking a course at Australian National University (ANU) and spending two and a half to four days per week interning with a member of Parliament, or in a governmental or non-government agency. Placements will allow you to participate in the daily work of politicians, civil servants, lobbyists, or industry leaders. Along with your internship, you'll produce a major research paper which is connected to your internship.
You can opt to enroll in the internship course option that includes a component that introduces you to the Australian political system. This internship course option will incorporate lectures from politicians, civil servants, and diplomats adding a practical application to the theoretical framework of political science. Your internship will be assessed by a final analytic research report (worth 70% of your grade), an oral presentation (20%) and an essay that describes what you gained from your experience.
One of the interesting features of ANIP is that while you will spend a lot of time at your internship, you'll also have the opportunity to integrate into a university community. You'll be considered a fully enrolled student at ANU and all of the facilities and services will be available to you.
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