Monash University’s Politics and International Relations Program, in conjunction with the Parliamentary Library of the Parliament of Victoria, the University of Melbourne and Victoria University offers students the opportunity to undertake a parliamentary internship with academic credit towards their degree. A program that recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, it has produced many distinguished Monash alumni, including the current Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Daniel Andrews, and three other past and present members of the Parliament of Victoria.
The semester-length, 12-point unit provides students with the unique experience of working under the joint supervision of a member of the Politics and International Relations Program, Associate-Professor Paul Strangio, and a member of the Victorian Parliament. They will be required to attend induction and research seminars at Parliament House, to keep a journal, write a reflective essay, and submit a major research report on a public policy issue that, following assessment, will be housed in the State Parliamentary Library.
The subject is specifically designed to:
- Acquaint students with the structures and processes of contemporary state government;
- Acquaint them with the nature of public policy research and reporting.
Applications open on Monday 9 October 2017 and close on Friday 20 October 2017 and should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.