Government of Australia


Public Diplomacy Internship

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Job Title:
Public Diplomacy Internship


Closing date:
14th September 2017

Job Description

The Australian High Commission, London is offering  internships of up to three months, unpaid, within the Public Diplomacy Branch..

The Australian High Commission is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Our purpose is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth.

Our ideal candidates will be university educated and keen to develop skills within public affairs, digital communications and stakeholder relations. Interns will support the Public Diplomacy team deliver events, coordinate social media accounts and develop strategies to promote Australia’s interests in the UK.

You will have the opportunity to work on large and small scale projects, from digital diplomacy and social media campaigns to Australian alumni engagement in the United Kingdom, cultural and sporting events, and other public outreach activities.

Candidates with a background in marketing, communications, public diplomacy, journalism and events management will be highly considered.

We internships on a rotation, therefore you may not be contacted until space within the Public Diplomacy Branch is available.



Internships are unpaid and open to all nationalities.  Travel costs, travel and living arrangements are the responsibility of the intern.  Typically internships last between 8 and 12 weeks.

We are seeking interns who are recent graduates, postgraduate students or undergraduate students who have successfully completed at least 4 semesters of their course before starting an internship here. 

We can offer flexible hours depending on individual circumstances and university class schedules/course credit requirements.

You should be aware that the Australian High Commission cannot offer Certificate of Sponsorship for those applicants that require a Visa.

Please note that, should your application be successful, you WILL be required to complete a relevant police check before starting your internship.


Selection Criteria

In your written statements, you must prepare a short statement for each of the selection criteria listed below and include relevant but succinct examples that support your claims against the role:


A. Draw on your interest in Public Diplomacy and/or International Relations and what understanding you have of the work and goals of the Department.


B. Ability to work effectively across all organisation levels building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, demonstrating strong oral and written communication skills.


C. Demonstrate your ability with high level word processing, publishing and design and social media management.


D. Draw on your experience within assisting with event coordination, attention to detail, time management and problem solving.


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