SNAICC hosts student placements on a regular basis, supporting a growing network of pro bono community partnerships contributing to SNAICC’s work.
We are actively seeking interested Masters students looking to undertake a final-year placement with the SNAICC team. Consult the placement officer at your tertiary institute to organise a final-year placement.
SNAICC particularly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to contact us.
What to expect as a student at SNAICC
SNAICC’s wide range of project and policy work means that tasks that students may undertake will vary considerably. However, an example of tasks students have undertaken include:
- attending meetings and visiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
- assisting children’s self-publishing workshops
- researching and literature reviews on mental health
- researching and writing briefing papers on Indigenous children’s rights
- researching and producing fact sheets on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family sectors
- policy work with a focus on early childhood and child and family welfare
- presenting at staff professional development seminars
- providing IT support, including assisting with the development of an intranet and internet video conferencing
- library cataloguing support
- assisting with conference and event planning
- assisting the redrafting of SNAICC’s constitution
- assisting with competitions
- grant and application writing
- administrative support, including mailouts and taking meeting minutes
- editing and proof reading
- drafting staff contracts
- assisting with SNAICC’s accounting and financial work
- drafting media releases
- drafting ethics and intellectual property guidelines
We are unable to provide any financial support for students at this time, however, some tertiary institutions (for example, the University of Melbourne) provide stipends through internship programs. Potential interns should consult with their relevant faculties at their universities.
Course credit for placements should also be arranged by potential students with their relevant faculties at their universities.
Please note that all students are required to hold a current Working With Children Check and a current Police check.
Ways to get involved
- Consult the placement officer at your tertiary institution to organise a final-year placement with SNAICC.
- Contact your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer at your tertiary institution.
- Contact Susan Kay, SNAICC Student Placement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.