Internship at the US Consulate Melbourne

For students considering enrolling in POL30003 Internship in Political Research in semester 2.

U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL MELBOURNE FOREIGN NATIONAL STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM   Are you considering a career in foreign affairs? 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, economic, media, and organizational issues of the United States and Australia. This program will run during the second semester with opportunities for internship within the Public Affairs 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.

Qualification Requirements

  1. Must be able to work as a volunteer, full time (08:00am – 05:00pm, Monday to Friday) from 24 August, 2015 – 31 October, 2015.
  2. Must be a non-U.S. citizen and have the right to work in Australia
  3. Must be over 18 years of age
  4. Must be in good academic standing with Swinburne University (i.e. are currently not required to show cause for poor academic performance)
  5. Must have private medical insurance for the duration of the internship (only for those not covered by Australian Medicare)
  6. Must be returning to university studies after completion of the internship
  7. Must receive credit towards their degree for completing the internship

To Apply                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please include the following documents in your application:  

Please send applications to: Julie Kimber – Politics & History T: (+61 3) 9214 8103                 E:  

Questions regarding the U.S. Consulate General Melbourne Foreign National Student Intern Program can be forwarded to Julie Kimber. See the statement of duties for further information.  


Please note that all volunteers must successfully gain a security and medical clearance prior to commencement of the internship.

The U.S. Mission in Australia provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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