If you are ready to launch your career and you're looking for an opportunity to apply your skills on real-world professional services projects, with the confidence that you'll be guided and mentored along the way, then a VUCAP Project Internship is for you. 

VUCAP is offering exclusive opportunities to be part this highly complex project. If you are currently studying in an Australian university or have been within the last 12 months, and would like to apply what you've learnt to transforming Perth into a Global City, then you should consider one of VUCAP's internship pathways.

It's not easy, and the right people will need to be, driven and have a desire and willingness to be coached. You'll need to be prepared to plan out your future goals and align your internship with those goals. This will give you the best chance at achieving those goals and succeeding as a VUCAP Intern. 

To find out more about the VUCAP Project click here and you will be taken to the Project Home Page. 

The program runs throughout the year with rolling intakes dependent on application numbers. You can apply at any time and we will advise you of the next intake date that aligns with your internship stream. 

VUCAP understands that flexibility is critical. You'll be able to participate around your other commitments especially family and studies. Commitment can range between 1 and 4 days per week, this depends on you and what you need. 

What you will be doing during your internship?

The key focus of the internship in 2019 is to develop a database of critical information available to the West Australian community or people interested in Western Australia. 

 

The information will be an ongoing weekly micro-analysis of Western Australian Political, Economic, Sociocultural, Technological, Legal and Environmental Sustainability situation. 

 

The analysis will be reviewed weekly for suitability prior to being published for use. The analysis will be distributed to key decision makers in the Western Australian commercial, government and not for profit sectors. 

How will this benefit you as an intern?

You will be required to present your weekly analysis to the VUCAP advisory council and the Director. In order to do this, you will be trained on practical methods of gathering relevant information, analysing the information for insights, reviewing the insights for risk and formulating recommendations that the VUCAP Project will act on.

 

The weekly presentations will be conducted either via video call or during a board room presentation. Prior to your analysis being accepted and published the council will need to be satisfied that your recommendations and analysis is correct. You will be required to show evidence using VUCAP analytical frameworks (industry standard frameworks) to support your analysis. 

 

You will be coached and supported to achieve this and then you will see your analysis published to make up the VUCAP Intelligence Brief. 

 

This will benefit you in the following ways:

 

  • You will develop a deep understanding of the current issues relevant in your field

  • You will develop excellence in analytical thinking and developing practical recommendations based on future assumptions and analysis

  • Your analysis will be published and shared with over 500 senior decision makers bother in Australia and internationally 

  • Decision makers will be in and related to your field of developing expertise.

  • This will create a clear professional personal brand for you and position you ahead of other graduates entering your industry

  • You will be expected and trained to grow your own personal industry-specific network

  • Your network will become a source of connections and resources to develop your career

  • You will be mentored to define your short term career objectives and  take steps toward achieving them

 

The VUCAP IQ Intelligence Database 

As part of the analysis internship for the VUCAP Project, you will provide reports and you will be loading those reports into the VUCAP IQ database.

 

Decision-makers will then be able to rely on your analysis and recommendations to shape their decisions and strategy.

 

 

 

 

Student vacancies exist in the following disciplines (internship areas): 

All internships have an analyst focus. 

 

The context of the analysis is the following:

 

The analysis is to be conducted in order to identify how the situation affects Perth as a growing Global City in relation to the sustainability of the natural environment, economic environment and/ or sociocultural environment.

 

 

For example, if you choose the Political Analyst internship, you will be supported to develop your analytical skills by reviewing key political changes that have an impact on the future of Perth developing into a Global City. Your political analysis will include how the situation affects Perth either from an economic (and business) perspective, a natural environment (green) perspective and or the sociocultural (people) perspective.

 

This way, no matter what your discipline is, you will learn to shape your analysis in relation to the organisation's future vision and direction and the impact the situation will have on people, planet and profit. 

 

 

 

Political Analyst

You will be expected to be studying and have an interest in politics and government policy. You will conduct reviews and analysis of the political landscape in relation to Perth as a Global City. Your recommendations will be shared with VUCAP partner organisations and shape the VUCAP Project's strategy. 

 

Suitable areas of study: Politics and social sciences

 

 

 

 

Economic Analyst 

You will be expected to be studying and have an interest in economics and commerce. You will conduct reviews and analysis of the economic landscape in relation to Perth as a Global City. Your recommendations will be shared with VUCAP partner organisations and shape the VUCAP Project's strategy. 

 

Suitable areas of study: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration and other related fields

 

 

 

Sociocultural Analyst

You will be expected to be studying and have an interest in society and culture and how it shapes Global Cities from the perspective of business, the livable environment and choices that people make including, families, crime,  travel and a range of other perspectives. You will conduct reviews and analysis of the social landscape in relation to Perth as a Global City. Your recommendations will be shared with VUCAP partner organisations and shape the VUCAP Project's strategy. 

 

Suitable areas of study: Statistics, anthropology, sociology, psychology and politics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technology & Innovation Analyst

You will be expected to be studying and have an interest in technology, the use of data and how it shapes Global Cities. You will conduct reviews and analysis of erth's technological landscape looking for future trends and insights to predict opportunities. Your recommendations will be shared with VUCAP partner organisations and shape the VUCAP Project's strategy. 

 

Suitable areas of study: Technolgy and data related fields

 

Environmental Sustainability Analyst

You will be expected to be studying and have an interest in environmental disciplines and what the future holds for Global Cities especial Perth.  You will conduct reviews and analysis of the environmental situation in relation to Perth as a Global City. Your recommendations will be shared with VUCAP partner organisations and shape the VUCAP Project's strategy. 

 

Suitable areas of study: Environmental science or related fields

 

 

 

Legal Analyst

You will be expected to be studying and have an interest in law and how it shapes Global Cities from the perspective of business, the livable environment people. You will conduct reviews and analysis of Perth's legal landscape in relation to Perth as a Global City. Your recommendations will be shared with VUCAP partner organisations and shape the VUCAP Project's strategy. 

 

Suitable areas of study: Law

 

 

 

Urban Design Analyst 

You will be expected to be studying and have an interest in urban planning and or design and how it shapes Global Cities from the perspective of business, the livable environment and people. You will conduct reviews and analysis of the urban landscape in relation to Perth as a Global City. This will include understanding new developments and identifying potential opportunities for new developments and changes to the way Perth can be designed to accommodate populations and lifestyles of the future.

 

Your recommendations will be shared with VUCAP partner organisations and shape the VUCAP Project's strategy. 

 

Suitable areas of study: Urban design or related fields.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key information:

 

Applications open: Now

 

Program dates: Ongoing through to December 2019

 

Eligibility to apply: Applicant must have completed at least 12 months study in a relevant field. Applicant must be currently studying or have been studying within the last 12 months at an Australian university. 

 

Commitment and flexibility: Choose between 1 to 4 days per week.

 

Working hours: Flexible between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Typically Tuesday between 10am and 3pm.

 

Work locations: Adelaide Tce, East Perth or Ventnor Av, West Perth

 

Note: This is an unpaid internship

 

 

 

You will get intensive hands-on experience working with diverse groups even if the projects have an internal focus (such as research). This will build your credibility and professional skills by applying theory to real-world situations. VUCAP will record and verify your experience so as future employers will know how much project work you were exposed to and what experience you gained. 

On commencement of your internship, you'll identify organisations that you want to develop networks with. You'll then be assisted to engage these groups (wherever possible). This will support you in developing your relationships that align with your career objectives.  

Whilst working on the project you will be included in workshops and personal development facilitated training. 

You'll be part of a great team of interns. This not only includes hard work but also includes our social get-togethers after work and being part of the project's health and wellbeing programs. 

You'll spend most of your time working in the city out of The Purpose Studio. This is a great environment for socially impactful organisations like ours. You'll be in the heart of the city whilst working on a project that is designed to support the city as it grows.

It's easy to apply. Simply fill out the form below to commence the process. You'll be contacted via email to arrange the initial phone discussion. After this first discussion, we'll both have a better understanding of how suitable the internship is for you.  

 

If we're a good fit you'll be invited to the first interview. This will look at your interpersonal skills and how you feel about proceeding with the internship. It's also a good opportunity to work out what you want the internship to help you achieve and to begin working together to make sure that the internship can be aligned with your career goals.

 

The second interview is to make sure that you have the academic background to pursue the internship of your choice. Don't worry we'll look for every opportunity to make it work.

 

The third and final interview involves us working together to develop a S.M.A.R.T plan for your internship. We'll identify your short and mid-term career objectives, and then develop internship objectives that align with those career objectives. 

 

Contact us to find out more about other Internship Streams

Geopolitical Advisory  

Marketing, Communications and Public Relations Advisory

Project Management 

Business Strategy Advisory 

Governance, Risk and Compliance Advisory 

Political Research

Economic Research

Socio-cultural Research

Technology & Innovation Research

Environmental Research

Legal Research

Urban & Social Planning 

Videography 

Journalism 

Human Resource Management