Intern (VPSG2.1)

Job posted: 13/07/2021
Applications close: 29/08/2021 (Midnight)
31 days remaining

31 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Treasury and Finance

Salary: $53,946 - $61,612

Occupation: Economics

Reference: VG/DTF/ECO/1543945

Reference: VG/DTF/ECO/1543945

Occupation: Economics

Salary Range: $53,946 - $61,612

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Multiple exciting opportunities exist for Economics Interns on a full time, fixed term basis across the Economic Division (Department of Treasury and Finance) and the Essential Services Commission (ESC).

The Economic Division is responsible for providing advice on economic and fiscal policy. Groups within the Economic Division include the Economic Policy Group, Revenue Group and Service Delivery and Reform Group. The key functions of DTF's Economic Division are outlined below:

  • The Economic Policy Group provides analysis and advice on economic strategy, competition, regulation reform, and resources and environment policies.
  • The Service Delivery and Reform Group analyses policy, provides advice, and implements projects in policy areas such as housing, health, human services, outcomes-based funding and early intervention, education and skills, risk, insurance and transport.
  • The Revenue Group provides analysis and advice on tax policy, intergovernmental financial relations, revenue forecasting and gambling policy.

Applicants will also be considered for an internship with the ESC, Victoria's independent regulator of the electricity, gas, water and sewage, taxi, ports and rail freight industries.

About the role

As an Economics Intern, you will be placed in one of the above groups for 12-weeks between December 2021 and February 2022 (start and end dates can be negotiated).

The role is an exciting opportunity to apply your economics studies to real world problems. In this role, you will report to a Senior Economist/Senior Policy Analyst and work on a range of tasks.

I really enjoyed learning how the economic theories I had learnt about as abstractions in university were executed in practice. I was also amazed at the real responsibility given to interns early on and the genuine interest everyone took in my opinions. All in all, the program gives you the opportunity to do interesting work that contributes towards important decisions with tangible consequences. I would highly recommend the program to anyone interested in seeing how economic theory is used to effect concrete, real world results.”

Michael, 2020 Intern

Interns who successfully complete the internship program are strongly encouraged to apply for the Victorian Public Service (VPS) GRADS Program following the completion of the intern program. The VPS GRADS Program offers ongoing positions across the VPS.

About you

As a highly motivated economics student in your penultimate or final year of university, you will possess genuine interest in the role of economics/econometrics in public policy.

Interns are not expected to have any practical experience in economic or public policy.

How to apply

For more information about the position and key selection criteria, please refer to the position description. If you have specific questions regarding the role, please contact Dom at dominic.crowley@bettereg.vic.gov.au or Tamika at tamika.cobb@dtf.vic.gov.au.


To apply, select the ‘Apply Now' button and provide a copy of your resume, cover letter summarising your skills and relevant experience, and a copy of your most recent university transcript. 

Applications close midnight Sunday 29 August 2021.

If you require a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format, please email careers@dtf.vic.gov.au.

Intern (VPSG2.1)

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Tamika Cobb | tamika.cobb@dtf.vic.gov.au

Intern (VPSG2.1)