Selection Announced for 2021-2022 Australia UAE Business Council / Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce Internship Program

16 February 2022

Australian Co-Chair of the Australia UAE Business Council, the Hon Christopher Pyne and Chairman of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC), Leon Kempler AM are delighted to welcome the 2021-2022 intake for the Australia UAE Business Council / Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce Internship program.

The internship for later-year university students and early-career professionals, provides opportunities to gain access to leading policy minds across Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Israel while deepening their knowledge of their chosen research area.

The interns selected to undertake this year’s program are Angus Brooks, Bradley Innes, Edward Lichtig, Yolanda Logue, and Timothy Muya. Studying degrees in the areas of public policy, economics, science, and security, these five emerging leaders are eager to explore opportunities to strengthen relations between Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Israel.

“This year’s interns are undertaking research in tourism, sustainable manufacturing, cybersecurity, water scarcity, and fuel and energy challenges; subject areas which will provide valuable insights for AICC and Australia UAE Business Council members,” the Hon Christopher Pyne said.

Leon Kempler AM, Chairman, AICC commended the interns on their appointment to the program and achievement of the first program milestone – submission of their research paper outlines.

“We look forward to watching our interns develop, as they learn from their industry mentor, and sharing their analysis with members of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Australian UAE Business Council at the conclusion of the program,” said Mr Kempler AM.

Further information about individuals undertaking the 2021-2022 Australia UAE Business Council / Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce Internship program:

Angus Brooks
Topic: A comparison of fuel and energy security challenges and policy between Australia, the UAE, and Israel
Angus is a fourth year student at the Australian National University, studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of International Security Studies double degree.
He has a keen interest in international trade challenges and threats, with a particular focus on business continuity and disaster recovery.

Bradley Innes
Topic: The enhancement of the tourism sectors across Australia, Israel and the UAE
Bradley is currently a student at the Australian National University studying a double degree in International Relations and Asian Studies majoring in South East Asia. Bradley’s passions in international relations is reflected in his commitment to local and international organisations based in Canberra.
Bradley has been a recurring council member of the ACT Branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs since 2019. Furthermore, Bradley has also been involved in the ACT Commonwealth Day Celebration Committee and the Royal Commonwealth Society ACT, where he facilitates the annual Student Day Workshop at Government House each year.

Edward Lichtig
Topic: Digital Technologies: How Cybersecurity can cement the UAE, Israel and Australia’s cooperation
Eddy is studying a Bachelor of Science and Global Studies at Monash University, majoring in Geographical Sciences and International Relations. He has an avid interest in international affairs, previously working for and advising Politicians in both Australia and the Middle East, and is currently working for numerous organisations in Youth Education, Diplomacy and Politics in Australia and the ASEAN region. 
Eddy has completed two short-term mobility programs in Paris, France, and completed a long-term mobility program in the Middle East for two years. He aims to create a platform for Youth voices at the highest levels of business, corporations and government.

Yolanda Logue
Topic: Water scarcity: economic and political consequences
Yolanda is a Public Policy and International Relations student from The Australian National University, Canberra. They are currently undertaking an internship within the Department of Education, Skills and Employment whilst also completing full time study.
Their policy areas of interest include security, economics, education and infrastructure. They wish to create policy both internationally and domestically to help solve major areas of concern including water scarcity and conflict. Yolanda is planning to undertake a PhD in Security from the ANU following the conclusion of their undergraduate studies.

Timothy Muya
Topic: Collaboration between Australia, UAE and Israel in advanced manufacturing, particularly in ‘greener’
Timothy is an Economics student studying at the Australia National University. He is passionate about economic policy, business, and technology with a keen interest in international trade and entrepreneurship. As a recent winner of the InnovationACT Intensive Business competition for ANU students, Tim is always looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn and improve his skills in economics and business.