Applications for ANIP Internships for Semester 2 2024 are now close. Applications for Semester 1, 2025 (for placements in February to May) will open in August 2024. 

To be eligible for an ANIP internship you must: 

  • be a currently enrolled university student, studying at any Australian university or international university 
  • have permission from your academic program to count the ANIP course to your degree  
  • have successfully completed (or will have completed by the time of enrolment into ANIP) two full years of study (96 units or equivalent).  

You may be either an undergraduate or a postgraduate student, as well as an ANU student, non-ANU domestic student or exchange student from any discipline.

ANIP internship placements in the Commonwealth Government and Commonwealth Parliament are not available to students who are also currently working in the Australian Public Service (APS) or intending to work in the APS during their ANIP semester. 

ANIP internship placements in the Commonwealth Government, Commonwealth Parliament and the ACT Legislative Assembly are only open to Australian citizens and may require a police check. 

ANIP internships placements in local government agencies, embassies, NGOs, peak body organisations, think tanks and research centres are open to international students and exchange students at ANU. 

Course information 

Course information can be found at 

How to Apply 

The following documentation is required for your ANIP application: 


  • With your ANIP application, please upload a two page resume outlining your educational qualifications (including high school), work history, awards, and other interests. Do not include a personal statement or referee details as part of your resume. 

  • ANU students can receive feedback on their two page resume via the ANU Careers Dashboard

Academic Transcript 

  • With your ANIP application, please upload a transcript of your academic performance. ANU students can download an "unofficial transcript" from ISIS. The pathway to for this is: ISIS > Compass Needle > ISIS > Academic Record > Statement of Results. Non-ANU Students and students who have completed university level studies elsewhere should email a scan of original transcripts of all academic results to date. If applying to a postgraduate course, please also provide a copy of your undergraduate transcript. 

Referee Reports 

  • One referee report is required, and it must be from an academic referee (lecturer or tutor). The report must be written on the ANIP Referee Report form or a letter of reference can be provided. It is the applicant's responsibility to download the form, provide a copy to the referee, and ask the referee to email the form directly to Forms are to be returned by the application closing date. 

ANIP Application Form 

  • In addition to being asked for contact information and answer five questions on research and professional skills as well as career aims to support your application. You should aim to write no more than 200 words per question. 

Further information 

  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring the classes in which they enrol count towards their program requirements. If you are not sure of your program requirements please check with your College, School or Program office. More information can be found at 'Managing your Program' on the ANU website. 

  • Entry to the ANIP program is competitive and places are limited. Offers will made according to the strength of the application, academic merit and placement availability.  

  • Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 

  • To preview the application questions, click here. 


Non-ANU domestic students 

There are two steps in the application process for non-ANU domestic students, also called cross-institutional students. Cross-institutional students  interested in applying to ANIP will need to complete the ANIP online application form. 

Cross-institutional students must also apply to ANU through the ANU Admissions Office as well as applying to ANIP through the online application form.  

Please complete all five steps of the ANU Cross-Institutional Studies Application

You will also be required to fill in an application for cross-institutional study from your home institution. 

Students are encouraged to apply to ANU as soon as possible.  

As a cross-institutional student, your fees for undertaking the ANIP course will be determined by your home institution. 


International students outside Australia 

Exchange students or Study Abroad students who are interested in applying to ANIP will need to complete the ANIP online application form in addition to the documentation required for student mobility.  

In addition to applying to ANIP through the ANIP online application form, you must also apply to ANU through the ANU Admissions Office. Please refer to the ANU admissions policy and the English language admissions requirements for more information. 

If you have not already undertaken the relevant English language admissions requirements as part of your application to ANU, please contact before progressing with any tests. 

Please note that some host institutions have policies that restrict placement to-Australian citizens only. However, ANIP will endeavour to seek a suitable placement for all successful applicants.  

Updated:  1 February 2022/Responsible Officer:  Program Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications