The ANIP Endowment provides scholarships to students undertaking internships away from their normal place of residence. It provides support in regard to travel, visa and accommodation costs in order to reduce the overall cost to the student.
The Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) has provided Australian and international undergraduate and postgraduate students with the opportunity to work at the heart of Australian policy and politics for over twenty years.
Interns develop career and research skills while building professional networks that can give them an advantage in a competitive employment market. They currently achieve this by undertaking placements within government departments and agencies, at both state and commonwealth level, as well as with non-governmental organisations, peak industry bodies, think tanks, foreign embassies and high commissions. Interns are expected to undertake a research project that is relevant to both their studies and the organisation they are placed with providing real outcomes with long lasting benefits to all. The internships are available to final year undergraduates and Masters students from a large number of disciplines including, but not limited to, Political Science, International Relations, Business, Economics, Public Policy, Sciences, Law, Asian and Pacific Studies.
In the future ANIP will be offering internship opportunities outside Canberra with public policy-focussed organisations both interstate and overseas. However, such internships are expensive for students due to the cost of airfares, visas and accommodation for up to six weeks away from their home base. For this reason the ANIP Endowment has been established to provide scholarships to interns who have to travel away from their normal place of residence to take up their internship.
Established under the umbrella of the Endowment for Excellence of The Australian National University, donations to the ANIP Endowment can make a real difference and will enable students with the opportunity to gain experience in a working environment that will be specialised to their needs and that of the host organisation. The research they undertake will potentially make a difference in the future and the experiences they enjoy and networks they create will also provide many opportunities into the future.