Australian National Internship Program (ANIP) - Semester 1, 2022


NGO & Institutes

Location (s):

  • Australia


In 1993 the Australian National University established the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP). This is a cooperative venture, where students from the ANU, other Australian universities and from overseas come to the ANU for a period to undertake, for academic credit, course units which will include an internship working on a designated research project in government, NGOs and the private sector

Applications for Semester 1, 2022 will open in August 2021 and close on 30 September 2021. 


As an ANIP intern you will undertake a research project for which you will receive academic credit. An ANIP internship is not work experience or unpaid office support.

The major focus of the placement is the completion of a research report (4,000-20,000 words depending on the program). Interns also have the opportunity to engage with a range of other workplace activities depending on their host organisation.

There are two pathways to accessing an ANIP internship - the general round and special project rounds.

During March-April and August-September each year we offer a general round of applications for internship positions in:

  • The Commonwealth Parliament 
  • The ACT Legislative Assembly
  • Embassies, High Commissions and Diplomatic Missions
  • Government Departments
  • NGOs & Think Tanks
  • Peak Industry Bodies

The application process for Semester 1 typically opens in August/September of the preceding year, and in March/April for Semester 2 the same year.

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To be eligible for an ANIP internship you must be a currently enrolled university student, and have permission from your academic program to count the ANIP course to your degree.

ANIP is open to Masters students, and to undergraduates students who have completed two full years of study (96 units or equivalent). Applicants may be from any academic discipline.

ANIP internship placements in the Commonwealth Government and Commonwealth Parliament are not available to students who are also currently working in the Australian Public Service (APS) or intending to work in the APS during their ANIP semester.

ANIP internship placements in the Commonwealth Government and Commonwealth Parliament are only open to Australian citizens, and may require a police check.

ANIP internships placements in the ACT Legislative Assembly, local government agencies, embassies, NGOs, peak body organisations, think tanks and research centres are open to international students and exchange students at ANU.


Deadline: September 30, 2021

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