Julia Gillard AC Next Generation

The Julia Gillard AC Next Generation

Applications are now open for the Julia Gillard AC Next Generation Internship


Targeting the next women

In Julia Gillard’s last media conference as Prime Minister, she said “What I am confident of is that it will be easier for the next woman and the woman after that and the woman after that. And I’m proud of that.”

The Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship is an opportunity for young women to develop skills to become the next generation of progressive female MPs.

An international political internship in the name of our first woman Prime Minister will provide emerging women leaders the opportunity to learn from progressive political parties and institutions beyond Australia’s borders and establish international friendships important for their political careers. Further, it will increase our knowledge of the types of support emerging women leaders need to become MPs, win elections and lead effectively.

Our hope is that a future woman Prime Minister will be among the alumni of the Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship.


Get more women elected

Interns will research the strategies and policies in place around the world to get women elected.

In 2015, EMILY’s List fought hard to change the ALP’s Affirmative Action quota rule. By 2025, 50% of ALP candidates must be women.

Our next focus is quotas for cabinet and executive positions in government, as well as government appointments to boards, advisory councils, top public servants, ambassadors and consular officials. The first internship will look at policies and strategies to achieve equity in these areas.

Future interns will examine world’s best policies and practice in the EMILY’s List core areas of childcare, equal pay, diversity and choice, and how advocating for such issues empowers women and gets them elected.


The fine print

The three-month internship will include:

  • A two-week placement overseas
  • 11 weeks in the EMILY’s List National Office in Melbourne or an interstate EMILY’s List MP’s or Senator’s office.
  • Production of a report and presentation of that report to an event at the conclusion of the internship

The internship will be part-time (except during times of interstate and international travel) of 15 hours a week.

Must be:

  • A woman member of EMILY’s List Australia and the ALP
  • Aged between 21 and 30 years of age at 1 January of the year of the internship

The successful intern will be chosen by a working group consisting of EMILY’s List members including two that are on the National Committee.

If you are between 21 and 30 years of age, a woman member of EMILY's List and the ALP, you are now eligible to apply for the internship.

Click here for a copy of the expressions of interest document. You can also call Lisa Carey on 03 8668 8120 for a preliminary discussion about the internship.

Expressions of interest for the 2017 Internship have now closed. We look forward to updating you when the selection has been made.

Please consider applying next year if you missed out this time around!


All photos courtesy of Anthony Leong