Our Volunteer Internships are designed to provide interns with a greater understanding and some guided practical experience in the relevant skills for working in a research centre in the field of international relations, peace and conflict resolution 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 during semester periods (February-June; July-November) with a flexible commitment of one day per week or two half days depending on the volunteers availability.
Summer Volunteer Internships (December-January) are also offered and are flexible to fit in with volunteers other commitments and the Centre 's supervisors availlablilty during the Summer recess.
Internships for Academic credit
We encourage students to enrol in relevant POLSIS internship courses to gain academic credit. Undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Queensland (UQ), School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) may undertake an internship with the Centre for credit towards their degree, subject to the fulfilment of requirements for POLS3801 (internship). Postgraduate Students enrolled in the Master of International Studies can undertake an internship with the Centre through POLS7521(Applied Fieldwork Experience). Students of the Master 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, please first consult POLSIS internship guidelines. Students seeking to undertake an internship with the Centre for credit towards their degree should in the first instance consult Marian Ophof, Student Enquiries Officer, POLSIS (email@example.com) or in her absence contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
For students and young professionals who are not enrolling in a course credit internship at APR2P it may be possible to undertake a Volunteer Internship to observe the workings of the APR2P Centre.
For enquiries, please contact the Centre Manager, Arna Chancellor (email@example.com). Please submit an expression of interest and your area of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org for commencement of 2017 Semester Internships.