Seeking new interns to make Public Service ideas matter

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We’re now recruiting interns to work on the Public Service Research Program.

What our current interns say about volunteer research work with CPD:

I have really enjoyed being an intern at CPD. I was interested in getting experience in the policy research world and that is exactly what this has offered me. I guess I was particularly fortunate to be put on the Public Service program because it is in line with my interests and academic studies – I hadn’t expected that it would be such a valuable experience. Seeking an internship somewhere is always a bit of an unknown and so far it has been much more rewarding than others I have done. It has been great to be given such discreet projects/tasks to work on and be trusted to just do the research. I appreciate this independence and trust a lot. James has been good at directing the focus but equally it has been great to be asked to provide input on a range of issues and to be able to engage in the wider project. I think the group pow wows are particularly beneficial.

<Nicky>

I have loved being an intern! I have learnt so much – particularly just from being around the brains trust of the office. What I have really enjoyed is being on a particular project – being assigned the research tasks has let me work in my own time but still integrate with others. I have loved be able to learn, while still contributing to CPD. Working with James on the public service has been fascinating – I loved doing my research knowing it was for a ‘big’ project. I’ve always felt included and everyone is extremely approachable.

<Anna>

I could not have imagined a better internship. Do it. Consider what stage of a project/ what tasks/ as well as the program area you are interested in contributing to, based on reading CPD papers, before approaching CPD.

<Daniel>

Read about the Public Service Program here. If you’re interested in applying as a program intern, email james.whelan(at)cpd.org.au or call 02 9043 6815.

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