Independent Strategic Analysis of Australia’s Global Interests

Internship Programme

Thank you for your interest in the FDI Internship Programme.

Future Directions International, in partnership with the University of Western Australia, Notre Dame University and the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Murdoch University, is pleased to offer internships that provide credit towards a university degree course.

FDI invites high-achieving final-year and postgraduate students from the above universities to first discuss the internship programme with their university and then submit an application to FDI.

Applications must contain the student’s curriculum vitae, a covering letter (stating their preferred research programme) and a recent sample of their written work.

 

Applications should be submitted to the relevant FDI Research Manager:

Leighton G. Luke, Manager, Indian Ocean Research Programme
lluke@futuredirections.org.au

Mervyn Piesse, Manager, Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme
mpiesse@futuredirections.org.au

Christopher Johns, Manager, Northern Australia and Land Care Research Programme
cjohns@futuredirections.org.au

 

Entry to the Internship Programme is highly competitive and applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • High academic achievement
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • An ability to work independently
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • A keen interest in current affairs and international issues

A successful internship with FDI will provide an excellent stepping-stone for opportunities in all jobs that require an understanding of strategy. Former interns are employed by State and Commonwealth Governments, as well as the private sector. Interns will be expected to engage in a variety of tasks, including researching and writing articles and papers, analysing events and trends in our focus areas and assisting in the production of a number of publications.

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