Information for public sector agencies
The Public Sector Commission is now seeking expressions of interest from public sector agencies interested in hosting a final year undergraduate, post graduate or masters student to undertake a work-based training opportunity.
The 'Government internship program' places high calibre students in public sector agencies generally one day per week on an unpaid basis during semester two (July to November 2013). Students will earn credit towards their degree by participating in the program and completing a project to a high standard.
A skilled, qualified and enthusiastic intern will contribute on a project based on your agency’s operational needs which may include working on a research project, review, policy or guideline development, critical analysis of issues or drafting strategy options.
Not only will interns acquire invaluable experience in applying their skills and knowledge in a workplace setting and earn credits towards their degree, but your agency can access a free resource that is skilled, qualified and enthusiastic.
How does the program work?
The Commission invites your agency to propose projects which are suitable for a final year undergraduate, postgraduate, or masters student. Students from all Western Australian universities participate in the program, from within the faculties of Arts, Communications, Business, Law, Management, Social Sciences and Social or Cultural Studies.
Applications open 17 April and must be submitted to the Public Sector Commission by 17 May 2013.
Information for interns
The program offers practical work-based training opportunities in a public sector agency for university students enrolled in one of the participating units.
Students enrolled in participating units can apply to undertake an internship placement during semester two (July – November 2013), through their Unit Coordinator or Academic Supervisor.
Eligible students should contact their Unit Coordinator or Academic Supervisor for information on the application process for their unit.
Employment and Skills Development Officer
Phone: (08) 6552 8791
Page last updated 18 April 2013