When can I apply?
Applications are accepted throughout the year. A bulk recruitment round is also advertised in May each year, with Fellows expected to commence by 1 February the following year. Some specialist positions are advertised during the year, so keep an eye on our website www.australiainstitute.org.au for details.
How many positions are there?
Up to four Anne Kantor Fellows (General) and three Anne Kantor Young Women Environmentalists Fellows are placed each year.
I am an international student, can I apply?
Anyone who has a working visa and the right to live and work in Australia and can complete the 12-month program can apply.
Can people who identify as women apply for the Anne Kantor Young Women Environmentalists Fellowship apply?
Can I work remotely?
No. To get the most out of the program, you need to be working in the office with other staff – listening, learning, and watching how they work.
Can I work part-time?
Yes. If you cannot work full-time, you can work part-time for the equivalent 12-month period.
Can I continue to study while I work?
We highly recommend that to get the most out of the program, you do not study at the same time, as the time and work commitment for the Fellowship is quite intense.
Can I work somewhere other than Canberra?
Generally, Fellows are located in Canberra, but some Fellows have been located in our Tasmanian and South Australian offices, or have worked with a partner organisation in Sydney or Melbourne. The location is shown on all advertised positions.
What training will be involved?
In addition to the 'on-the-job training' - researching and writing reports, meeting with key stakeholders, learning how to plan a project and manage your time etc - there will also be a formal ‘in-house’ training program implemented and run by The Australia Institute. The program will include sessions on climate and energy, advocacy and corporate governance, to name a few.
Training sessions are held for 1½ hours about every week (either by Zoom or in the Institute’s Canberra office) and Fellows are required to attend.
What is the Australia Institute Alumni?
The Australia Institute Alumni is a group of current and former Fellows, graduates, interns, and staff who come together twice a year to catch up and build networks within the social justice and advocacy community.