The Parliament of Australia, also known as the Commonwealth Parliament or Federal Parliament, is the legislative branch of the government of Australia. It is bicameral, and combines the fused executive of the Westminster System with the federalist senate of the United States Congress. The Parliament consists of three components: the Queen, represented within Australian by the Governor-General, the Senate, and the House of Representatives
Internships are available in Melbourne, Australia with state and federal members of the Australian Parliament. Responsibilities will vary based on student interests and skill sets but may include research, writing, administrative tasks, answering constituent mail, and preparing legislation. Interns may attend committee meetings, debate sessions, and coordinate events. Interns may work in the areas of social policy (drug and mental health) and communications. Students may be offered a range of projects according to interests and academic background.