POL30003 Internship in Political Research: Internship at the US Consulate in Melbourne. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: C.O.B. 2 June. 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. 2015.