Office for the Public Sector

People

University internships

Our sector partners with universities to enable undergraduate and postgraduate students to undertake internships within public sector agencies.

The internship program provides agencies with talented professionals for a range of purposes, from whole of sector projects to initiatives within discrete business units.

Interns do not receive remuneration during their internship and are not employees of the public sector. Placements can be on a fulltime or part-time basis.

We coordinate the Internship Program and provide information and assistance to agency internship supervisors, human resource practitioners and university student coordinators.

Finding an intern

If you are a manager interested in hosting an intern, you should:

  • identify a project or set of activities suitable for a student to undertake
  • complete a project proposal
  • contact the university coordinator from the appropriate university or faculty, referencing the SA Government Internship Program and providing the project proposal.

Further detailed information is contained in the information sheet.

Student initiated placements

If you are a student interested in undertaking an internship in the public sector, you should get in touch with the internship coordinator at your university. They will contact the public sector agency to find out if there are any opportunities available.

Confirming the internship

Once an internship has been agreed, an Internship Program Placement Agreement is signed by the public sector agency, the student, and the university. This agreement establishes the placement requirements and the roles and obligations of each party.

Government Communications Internship Program

Government Communications Advice (GCA) facilitates the across Government Communications Internship Program. Partnering with Universities to enable undergraduate and postgraduate students to undertake communications internships within public sector agencies.

GCA coordinates the Communications Internship Program and provides information and assistance to agency internship supervisors, human resource practitioners and university student coordinators.

If you are an agency interested in hosting an intern, please visit the Government Communications Advice Website for more information.

If you are a communications student seeking an internship in the public sector please contact the internship coordinator at your training provider or university.

For any other queries, please contact Government Communications and Advice on (08) 8204 9184.

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