Expressions of interest close 5pm Friday 6 September 2019

What the program is

The Barring Djinang internship program is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to gain experience in the Victorian public sector.

It’s for students still at university who are thinking of a career as a public servant.

How the program works

We help you to host an intern with your organisation based on shared needs, interests and their studies.

Our program focuses on creating connection and community to foster an environment that is rich in peer-support.

Summer program

The summer program runs for 12 weeks.

It includes a:

  • networking lunch with all program interns and their managers
  • tour of parliament
  • Birrarung Wilam guided walking tour by the Koorie Heritage Trust
  • cohort lunch
  • final presentation with peers and managers across the public sector to celebrate what they’ve done
  • 3-day CareerTrackers Leadership Development Institute
  • CareerTrackers Program Day
  • CareerTrackers Gala Dinner, attended by Interns and Intern managers

Winter program

The winter program runs for 4 weeks.

It includes a networking lunch with all program interns. They’ll also get invited to NAIDOC week events across the public sector.

Key dates for summer 2019/20

6 September 2019

Expressions of interest close.

By 25 October 2019

You’ll interview the potential intern.

By 13 November 2019

You’ll onboard your intern, including sending them an employment contract.

From 18 November 2019 to 7 February 2020

Proposed internship period.

How to apply

Step 1

Read the Barring Djinang Internship Program Summer 2019 guide (DOCX, 237KB)

Step 2

Fill out the Barring Djinang Internship Expression of Interest form (DOCX, 227KB)

Step 3

Send your completed form to by 6 September 2019.

If you have questions

Find out more about our program partner at CareerTrackers.

If you need to speak to someone, get in touch at or at 03 7004 7120.