Introducing the Anne Kantor Fellowship: a new program providing paid training opportunities for future new voices.

The Anne Kantor Fellowship is a unique graduate style program to provide on-the-job training to help equip and encourage new voices in Australia's future policy and democratic debates.

Expressions of interest are currently being sought from interested individuals and organisations who would like to participate in the Australia Institute's Anne Kantor Fellowship program as either an individual participant or program partner.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • provide Fellows with a unique opportunity to gain on the job training with research or advocacy-based organisations
  • create an experienced pool of Fellows with the skills and experience to effectively advocate for change
  • establish a pipeline of new voices to contribute to Australia's future policy and democratic debates
  • build relationships and drive future collaboration with partner organisations and other stakeholders

The Australia Institute will partner with other like-minded organisations to develop and deliver the program. Organisations interested in becoming Program partners can submit an expression of interest here.

How it works

The program will fund up to four Fellows per annum for a period of 12 months (or the part-time equivalent). Applicants could be at any point in their career, be it early career, mid-career or returning to work.

Fellows will receive training and mentorship to develop skills and experience in public policy and advocacy at both the Australia Institute and/or at a partner organisation. Partner organisations may receive either a funded Fellowship placement, or offer a Fellow a secondment to their organisation.

The Anne Kantor Fellowship includes:

  • Support to develop skills and gain experience in public policy and advocacy at both the Australia Institute and/or at a partner organisation.

  • Mentoring: Fellows will be partnered with a mentor who will offer their knowledge and experience and provide advice to guide and support the Fellow during the program.

  • On the Job Training: The Australia Institute will provide training in areas such as economics, advocacy, media and communications, and NFP governance.

  • Networking Opportunities: Together with the Australia Institute‚Äôs cohort of graduates, Fellows will be invited to become members of the Australia Institute Alumni.

Partners in the program will provide placement and/or project opportunities for Fellows to work on during the Fellowship. This may involve interstate travel for short periods.

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