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The Commission offers internship placements for tertiary students who are studying a relevant degree or qualification and require industry work experience to earn course credits. Our aim is to provide interns with a beneficial learning opportunity and support them to gain invaluable insight into our industry and the meaningful work that we do.

How can I intern at the Commission?

The Commission recognises the importance of promoting or realising substantive equality for groups of people who have one or more protected attributes in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 such as race, sex, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. Accordingly, we want to provide opportunities for people with diverse talents and attributes to participate in the Commission workplace. We also want to support and help develop student populations that reflect Victoria’s diversity.

For these reasons, we strongly encourage internship applications from students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, students with a disability and Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander students.

We accept student interns who are interested in work experience with the following branches:

    • Legal and Dispute Resolution
    • Policy and Research
    • Education and Engagement
    • Communications and Campaigns

The number of accepted interns can fluctuate depending on the workload and availability throughout different periods of the year. Due to large number of applications, please ensure you submit your interest by the closing dates.

What are the placement and application closing dates?

Who is responsible for organising the practical placement?

The onus is on the student to submit their internship application and identify the area in which they would like to be placed. We can accept or deny the request based on the nature of the work or sensitivities related to the local operating environment.

Paid or unpaid?

Tertiary students undertaking an internship are not paid a salary. The placement is specifically designed for the purpose of facilitating a learning experience and attaining credit points toward their degree or qualification.

How long is a placement?

Internships can vary from three to 14 weeks. Please advise on your application the duration of your required internship.

How do I apply?

Please submit your application to Please ensure you have included the below documents and required attachments as part of your application:

  • Commission internship application form
  • CV
  • cover letter
  • university agreement form
  • evidence of your tertiary institution’s liability coverage (personal, indemnity and public liability insurance).

You can download the internship application form below.

Download the application form

Download our internship policy


Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton Victoria 3053

General enquiries

1300 891 848

Enquiry line
1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583

1300 152 494

NRS Voice Relay
1300 555 727 then use 1300 292 153

Media enquiries
0447 526 642

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians and recognises their culture, history, diversity and deep connection to the land.

We acknowledge that the Commission is on the land of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present.