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Who we want

We want enthusiastic and engaged graduates who want to make a difference.

Working in a department that delivers critical policy for the country is unique, challenging and always exciting.

We are looking for graduates who:

  • have strong academic results
  • think critically and are curious
  • respond positively to change and feedback
  • build relationships with clients, stakeholders and peers
  • research to find solutions to challenges
  • apply sound judgment
  • communicate and engage professionally with people.

We value different views, experiences and backgrounds and want to represent the diversity of the Australian community in our workforce.

Graduates from all disciplines can apply, including:  

  • arts / humanities / international studies
  • business / management
  • commerce / economics / finance
  • communication / media / public relations
  • human resources
  • information technology
  • law*
  • national security
  • science.

*Legal practice graduates must have completed a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor.