Interns welcomed to Parliament
Twenty-six students from Melbourne and Monash universities have commenced their parliamentary internships for 2018.
Coordinated by the Parliamentary Library, the parliamentary internship program has had more than 1100 participants since it began in 1990.
Each parliamentary intern prepares a research report in consultation with an MP.
“I’ve always been interested in politics, and now I’m doing a politics degree I thought a parliamentary internship would be a great way to enrich my experience,” said Yasmin Jarkan from Melbourne University.
“I’ll be working with a Member whose political views are different to my own, so I’m really excited to see how I’m going to be challenged. I think this is going to be an important opportunity to see things from a different perspective and learn how things happen through the parliamentary system.”
Jack Allen from Monash University hopes to find out more about the inner workings of parliament.
“There are a lot of perceptions around what parliament is and how it operates - I want to try and get beyond that and really understand what makes the place tick,” he said.
“I also hope to get a deeper understanding of the processes themselves, not just policy outcomes, but how we get from draft consultations to formulating a bill and getting it through parliament.”
More information about the program, including the 25th anniversary book ‘Students of Spring Street’, is available from the parliamentary internship webpage.
- Published: Tuesday, 06 March 2018 16:59