Student Internship Program at the US Consulate General Melbourne

Recommended Disciplines: Politics, International Relations

Intake: Semester 1, 2019 and Semester 2, 2019

Duration: Full time (however part time arrangement of 3 days per week may be considered)

Internship unit: ATS3129 Arts Internship (12 credit points)

About the Organisation

The U.S. Consulate General Melbourne is looking for non-American undergraduate students to experience working alongside the Consulate’s American and Australian employees as they work on the day-to-day business, political, media, and organisational issues of the United States and Australia. This program will run during both semesters of 2019 with opportunities for internship within the Political/Economic Section of the Consulate.

The internship will provide students with a valuable educational and practical experience by assisting the U.S. Consulate General in accomplishing its mission goals. In the long term, this program aims to establish, promote and maintain relationships between young Australians and Americans as each becomes leaders in their respective countries.

Internship tasks may include:

Under the supervision of the Political/Economic Advisor, the Intern will provide reporting and administrative support to the Political/Economic and Executive sections of the Consulate. Duties will include assisting with research and reporting, scheduling, event management, database management, in addition to providing other administrative support as required.

Skills required of the intern:

  • Fluency in English is required, with the ability to communicate effectively at a professional level, both orally and written.Knowledge of the U.S. and Australian governments, societies, educational systems and cultures is preferred.
  • Interest in culture, media, education, politics and economics is highly desirable.The candidate must possess excellent organisational, administrative, and time management skills, and must have the ability to prioritise work independently and deal with multiple issues simultaneously.
  • An ideal candidate should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the motivation and initiative to seek out new contacts and work independently on projects.
  • Must have a high level of computer literacy, and be fully familiar with word processing, database management, excel, and social media. Most importantly, we’re looking for candidates who are engaging, flexible, and a team player.

Other requirements:

  • Must be a non-U.S.citizen
  • Must be returning to university studies after completion of the internship
  • You may need to successfully gain a security and medical clearance prior to commencement of the internship

How to apply:

You will need to apply for ATS3129 Arts Internship please follow the instructions here. In addition to submitting your WIL eligibility check (refer to step 1 of the instructions) and resume, you will need to upload:

Applications close 12th December 2018

For any questions please contact Aimee Tymoszuk via or call on 9903 8866