Come work with us
The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential think tanks. Based in Canberra, we conduct research on a broad range of economic, social, transparency and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process.
The Australia Institute provides intellectual and policy leadership. We conduct research that drives the public debate and secures policy outcomes. Our research is put into the hands of decision makers to have maximum impact.
When we talk about ‘research that matters’ we are talking about making real, tangible changes that would not have happened if we were not there to make them happen.
Come join the Australia Institute team!
Job Opportunities —
None at this time. Job opportunities will be advertised on our website and at EthicalJobs.com.au
We are looking for a doer, someone who has at least two years previous experience in research work, with excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to manage time while working on several jobs simultaneously. Climate and energy policy experience and advanced skills in MS Word and Excel would also be particularly useful.
THE IDEAL PERSON WILL:
- Have a degree in a relevant discipline (economics, political science, environment etc.);
- Be an experienced researcher and analyst, who can dig out relevant information and data with minimal supervision, and analyse the findings to draw reasonable conclusions;
- A good writer and fast learner, who can prepare clear, well-organised and grammatically correct text and can quickly grasp a wide range of new topics;
- A skilled communicator, who can clearly and accurately explain issues, and the context around them, so that they are understandable to non-specialists; and
- Team player who enjoys working with a high-performing team to get results and create impact.
For more information and to apply, go to Ethical Jobs.
Paid internship program
The Australia Institute internship program is a unique opportunity to provide young economists, political scientists and other researchers with on-the-job training. Our aim is to train people who can not only move into positions of power and influence in parliament, the media or key advisory roles, but who also understand the levers of power and how policy actually gets made in Parliament.
The program is ongoing with between 1 and 3 trainees engaged at any one time. The internship is 12 months long and will involve working closely with a mentor or mentors within The Australia Institute. Work will involve research, writing, and meetings with key stakeholders in Australian public life. It will be based in Canberra but may involve domestic travel.
Interns will be full time paid employees of the Australia Institute and they will perform similar tasks as other employees. This will enable each trainee to be properly trained and mentored in all aspects of what is required to be effective in having impact in politics and public policy in Australia.
The Australia Institute will conduct up to two rounds of recruitment each year. While applications will be accepted from anyone interested and qualified, preference will be given to those from groups currently under-represented in progressive economics and political fields such as women and Indigenous Australians. All successful applicants will share the Institute’s progressive values.
Recruitment rounds will be advertised on our website and at EthicalJobs.com.au