Here’s what some of our interns have to say about working on the good ideas at CPD:
“The dedicated team at CPD helped me to discover my passion for environmental protection and sustainability. Their commitment to effective and sustainable policy in Australia inspired me to take action and create the change I so desperately wanted to see. I had an amazing experience here during my placement at University and afterwards as a volunteer. I learnt so many new skills and I encourage anyone with in interest in policy development to volunteer with them. Thanks for all the opportunities you have given me. Thanks for such an amazing opportunity!!!” - Gemma Borgo-Caratti
“The hard-working and talented team at CPD have been an awesome inspiration in achieving progressive policy goals. Interning here has been a great experience through university, especially in seeing how professional policy researchers go about their work. From the day I came in here I’ve not stopped learning, from communications strategy to policy research/analysis. Without a doubt the greatest experience has been being around the team and their deep knowledge and experience of politics and policy. If you’re at all interested in public policy or progressive politics, I would absolutely recommend CPD.” - Tim Buckley
Kudos to the awesome volunteers and interns who help make good ideas matter:
Studying Government & International Relations and History (Honours) at the University of Sydney & is involved in student politics. Interested in political science, public policy, political economy, progressive politics, new governance, and “wicked issues”.
Lauren is currently undertaking a Masters of Economics from the University of Sydney, having completed a Bachelor of Economics and Social Science in 2011. She is a strong supporter of the CPD’s pluralist principles and, is interested in exploring the ways heterodox economic ideas can be applied to enrich the quality of Australian economic discourse and create more pragmatic and sustainable policy outcomes.
Studying Ancient History at Macquarie University, Adam is actively engaged in the progressive community and has recently developed an avid interest in public policy, development studies and intelligence/security issues. He hopes to pursue these interests in post-graduate studies.
Aude has obtained her Masters in Environmental Management at the University of New South Wales and her main experience is in the climate change field, where she managed technical and financial aspects of carbon footprints and carbon offsets. With a strong desire to make a difference, her focus is on enabling change through more sustainable practices.
And many thanks to the volunteers and interns who have helped us along the way:
Zoe Anderson, Gavin Azar, Kevin Bathman, Reged Ahmed, Anna Bardsley, Jack Brady, Gemma Borgo-Caratti, Edwina Burns, Fiona Cameron, Christopher Carlisle, Sally Castle, Billy Coleman, Katreena Doherty, Leigh Ewbank, James Fehon, Peter Frank, Chris Gatfield, Imogen Halstead, Jennifer Hanson, Beth Hill, Trisca Kumar, Liam Jeal, Megan Lipworth, Richard L’Estrange, Andy MacKinlay, Dan MacKinlay, Kate Mason, Lina Mbirkou, Megan McCarthy, Catriona Menzies-Pike, Alana Mew, Sharon Moore, James Murray, Luke Ringland, Amelia Robertson, Barry Saunders, Christian Smyth, Gustaf Sorman-Nilsson, Lachlan Simpson, Johanna Schlosmacher, Beth Tasker, Peter Tyson, Grant Young, Jeff Waugh, Georgia White, Marisa Wikramanayake, Doug Wiles, Peter Worland, Natalie-Niamh Wright, Rob Harding-Smith, Anna Long, John Ryall, Greta Whyte, Mark Callender, Emma Nugent and Kurt Willis.