Webinars and Training

There is a variety of opportunities for current students and recent graduates, as well as qualified members of the public, to gain experience at a research centre.

We are proud to be part of the School of Political Science and International Studies' development of students who are critical and independent problem-solvers who will be able to meet current and future global challenges.

Furthermore, the Centre has information for those wishing to learn more about the Responsibility to Protect and how it applies to practical policies of atrocity prevention.


Internships for academic credit

Undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Queensland, School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) may undertake an internship with the Centre for credit towards their degree, subject to the fulfillment of requirements for POLS3801 (Internship). Postgraduate students enrolled in an eligible Masters coursework program can also undertake an internship with the Centre through POLS7521 (Applied Fieldwork Experience). Students enrolled in the Masters of Governance and Public Policy can apply for an internship through POLS7125 (Internship). 

For information on prerequisites and how to apply for an internship for university credit, first consult the POLSIS internship guidelines for the respective program/course and email an enquiry to polsis@uq.edu.au.

Volunteer internships

Volunteer internships are designed to provide interns with a greater understanding and practical, guided experience in working at research centre in the fields of international relations, peace and conflict studies and public policy. Volunteer interns may be exposed to research, outreach and advocacy, event coordination and communication activities of the Centre. Volunteer internships can be undertaken by undergraduate and postgraduate students from any university, members of civil society organisations or equally qualified members of the public. 

Volunteer internships are offered Monday to Friday during semester periods (February - June; July - November) with a flexible commitment of at least one day a week, depending on the volunteer's availability. 

Summer Volunteer internships (December - January) and Winter Intensive internships (June - July) are also offered and are flexible to fit in with volunteers' other commitments and the Centre's supervisors' availability during the holiday breaks.

How to apply

For students and young professionals who are not enrolling in an internship for academic credit at the Centre it may be possible to undertake a volunteer internship to observe and participate in the workings of the Centre. Please email the Centre Manager Arna Chancellor with an expression of interest at r2pinfo@uq.edu.au.

Occupational Traineeships

Occupational Traineeships are typically taken by overseas undergraduates and/or recent graduates seeking 2 - 6 months work experience at the Centre to take part in structured workplace-based training to enhance thier skills in their current occupation, area of tertiary study or field of expertise.

The Centre regularly accepts Occupational Trainees from many countries. The Occupational Trainee program is tightly regulated by the Australia's Department of Home Affairs.

To be accepted as an Occupational Trainee at the Centre applicants must be:

  • Endorsed by the Centre Director;
  • Eligible to apply for and subsequently be awarded a Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408);
  • Have a genuine intention to stay temporarily in Australia;
  • Have adequate financial support for themselves and accompanying family members while in Australia;
  • Have adequate arrangements for health insurance while in Australia;
  • Meet health and character requirements (including complying with Australian Autonomous Sanctions);
  • Be at least 18 years of age (except in certain limited circumstances).

The endorsement, nomination and application process is quite involved and can take several months, so it is imperative that applicants be seriously committed to being an Occupational Trainee before they start the process. The Centre Manager will work closely with applicants endorsed by the Director to ensure that their application proceeds smoothly. 

Note: Occupational Trainees do not enrol at UQ so do not need to pay education fees. However, this also means that they do not receive a formal UQ certification of achievement (Degree, Diploma, etc.). Occupational Trainees are responsible for all costs associated with applying for and undertaking a placement (ie. visa, travel, accomodation, health insurance and other living expenses). 

How to apply

For those willing to undertake an Occupational Traineeship, applications for the relevant visa must be conducted through the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs.

For enquiries, please email the Centre Manager Arna Chancellor with an expression of interest at r2pinfo@uq.edu.au

Further study

The Centre and POLSIS offer students and young professionals an exciting opportunity to engage with the work of the Centre and gain invaluable work and research experience in the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention and response. There are two main pathways for engaging with the Centre:

Research Scholarship

APR2P is honored to partner with the George Georges Scholarship Support Committee  which provides an annual scholarship to support a UQ undergraduate student seeking to undertake a research project in an area relating to peace, nuclear disarmament, trade unionism, environmentalism, social justice, human rights, or other areas that reflect the values and goals of the late Senator George Georges.

The scholarship is supported from an endowment established through gifts from the Palm Sunday Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament, and many individual and organisational donors, in recognition of the life and achievements of Senator George Georges. When the Palm Sunday Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament organisation ceased operations, the George Georges Scholarship Support Committee assumed responsibility for managing these functions.

See more on the 2018 scholarship recipent Ms Sophie Ryan 

Applications for this year's round open on April 1 2019. 

Watch a video of UQ student Sophie Ryan talk about the the 2018 George George’s Research Scholarship  and the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in conflict regions.

Applications for this year's round open on April 1.

Research Fellowships

For students or young professionals with experience doing research who wish to undertake a research project with the Centre, we offer the possibility of a fellowship. The Centre particularly welcomes research proposals in our priority areas: Regional Diplomacy and R2P; Genocide and Mass Atrocities Prevention (including the prevention of widespread and systematic gender and sexual-based violence) and R2P norm-building and doctrinal development.

PhD Opportunities

The Centre is committed to developing a thriving PhD community and welcomes applications from prospective students interested in undertaking their PhD at the Centre.

Find more information about PhD opportunities and applying for a higher degree by research.