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Greater Cities Commission Internship

Generate ideas that will shape the future of our cities

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Internship applications have now closed.

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The Greater Cities Commission, in partnership with the NUW Alliance, is conducting a research internship program with final-year university and TAFE NSW students.

Over the course of eight weeks, selected interns will work in a team-based environment on some of the key issues of our time, such as housing affordability, green space development and equitable infrastructure, looking at ways we can apply city planning to help solve these challenges.

Our interns will gain practical experience working with strategic thinkers across government departments to generate ideas, new skills and solutions that will help shape how we live, work and play in our cities.

About the program

The eight-week transdisciplinary internship program will suit innovative thinkers with unique insights, perspectives and ideas who are interested in improving the planning of our cities.

The program includes workshops, expert presentations, site visits, research advice and feedback, and will culminate in a team-based presentation to senior Commission executives and university partners. Interns will meet weekly to apply their skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking and conflict resolution, working within a supportive team environment.

Interns will develop a possible solution to a city-shaping issue during the eight-week program, generating new perspectives and ideas for the Commission’s consideration.

Interns will receive a stipend of $1000 for their participation over the 8-week period.

For further information about intern responsibilities and expectations, read our Greater Cities Commission Internship Handbook (PDF, 185KB).

The research theme for the 2023 program is ‘Cities for women are cities for everyone’.

What happens next?

Applications open to students

18 April 2023

Applications close

15 May 2023, 11:59pm

Successful applicants notified

16 June 2023

Program commences

21 July 2023

Program concludes

8 September 2023

More information

For further information, please explore our frequently asked questions and read our Greater Cities Commission Internship Handbook (PDF, 185KB).

If you have any questions, please contact the Commission’s Research Team via research@gcc.nsw.gov.au.

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Find out more about our research

The complete research strategy, including our priorities, approach, partners and information on our innovation districts, is available below.

Download the Research Strategy (PDF 2MB)

Contact the research team with partnership opportunities and queries at: research@gcc.nsw.gov.au