Australia UAE Business Council and Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce Joint Internship Program

The Australian UAE Business Council (AUSUAEBC) and Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) Joint Internship Program is an academic research program that that allows participants to intern with AUSUAEBC and AICC by undertaking specific research project in areas of interest to both organisations.

Participants will research the policy area of interest, comparing policy settings between Australia, Israel and the UAE, and taking into consideration the challenges and providing potential solutions. As part of the program, participants will be paired with an industry mentor, who will provide feedback and direction to the participants on their research.  Completion of the program requires participants to submit three pieces of work:

  1. a research proposal brief (500 words),
  2. a research paper outline (500 words), and
  3. the final research paper (max 5,000 words).

The research papers will be submitted to the AUSUAEBC and AICC and published for circulation within the organisations’ networks, which include industry leaders, diplomats, and government ministers. As part of the program, participants will also have the opportunity to present their findings via webinar to an audience of AUSUAEBC and AICC members and stakeholders.           

The final research papers make an important contribution to developing the thinking of the Australia UAE Business Council and Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce on these areas and identifying trade and collaboration opportunities.

Policy areas of interest

Participants may select a policy area of their choice. Examples of policy areas include energy; agriculture; life sciences; tourism; education; advanced manufacturing; and digital technologies.

Applicants are invited to specify up to three research topics, including a short synopsis of each, through the application process. 


Applicants must be later-year university students and early-career professionals, located in Australia, Israel or the UAE, and should possess strong research and oral/writing skills.

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate that their place of study or work supports their application and will be covered by their organisation’s Personal Accident insurance. Most universities are happy to cover their students for work experience or placements – please make your own enquiries ahead of applying for this internship opportunity.

A letter of support from an employer advising that the applicant will be covered by the employer’s Personal Accident Insurance while undertaking the internship would also be sufficient.


The internship program is be unpaid, and associated costs of participation are the responsibility of the participants. A computer or laptop with access to the internet with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Teams installed will be required.

Participants should make themselves available for approximately 8-10 hours each week (on average) for the duration of the internship program.

As part of the program, participants will also be required to have at least two half-hour online meetings with their industry mentor.


8 May
Applications open

9 June
Applications close

12 June
Acceptance of successful applicants

15 June
Submission 1: Participant registration

19 June
Joint Internship Program commences

Introductory briefing via Microsoft Teams

26 June
Submission 2: Research Proposal (500 words)

7 July
Submission 3: Research Paper Outline (500 words)

10 July
Participant consultation meetings with AUSUAEBC and AICC

28 July
Submission 4: Final Research Paper (max 5000 words)

15 August
Publication of participants’ Final Research Papers

22 August
Program webinar: Policy Settings in Australia, Israel and the UAE

Joint Internship Program concludes



If you would like to apply to the 2023 Joint Internship Program, please fill in the application form below
or contact for more information.

AUSUAEBC/AICC Internship Application

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