The Victorian Government refugee and asylum seeker internship program is seeking expressions of interest from employers across the public service who would be interested in taking on an intern in late-2023.

The program is designed to connect Victorian Public Service departments with refugee and asylum-seeking university students looking for real-life work experience and to build their networks within the public service.

For refugees and people seeking asylum, employment is a crucial step towards a fulfilling life in Australia. The Victorian Public Service can offer interns the opportunity to use their skills to serve the Victorian community.

The annual program includes a 12-week summer internship between November 2023 and February 2024 with an optional winter internship during university holidays.

The Commission manages the program with CareerSeekers to pair interns with suitable opportunities. Employers are matched with interns whose skills align with their business needs.

Employers can express interest in recruiting an intern until 10 am Friday 18 August 2023.

Find out more about the Victorian Government refugee and asylum seeker internship program.