Parliament House, Canberra, is a host of the Australian National Internships Program, which is based at ANU.

Parliament House, Canberra, is a host of the Australian National Internships Program, which is based at ANU.

Walking the corridors of power

For political and policy students, the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) is an elite entry into the halls of power. With its many contacts and enviable position in the national capital, the program arranges 13-week internships with high profile politicians to develop research skills and professional networks.

DR MARSHALL CLARK, PhD '02, BAsianStudies '97 looks at the experiences of two of the program's alumni.

Students have been placed with Senators and MPs from all sides of politics and program alumni include current Labor MP Warren Snowden and Liberal MP Michael Keenan.