Treasury Internship Program


We offer internship opportunities to students who are:

  • currently enrolled at university
  • in or approaching their final year of studies
  • pursuing honours, a masters or PhD in economics, legal, data, statistics or demography studies.

About the program

As an intern at Treasury, you will work on challenging and impactful policies that help shape the Australian economic landscape.

You will also contribute to the broader work of the department.

Through real work opportunities our program provides you with the chance to:

  • begin your Australian Public Service career
  • develop strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • develop your knowledge of economics and financial markets, legislative reform and population impacts through meaningful work in your field of study
  • gain access to subject matter experts from your first day of employment
  • work in an inclusive and diverse workplace which celebrates and recognises the backgrounds, beliefs and experiences of all employees
  • be part of a workplace team that promotes and fosters your skills and career development, with the opportunity to access career pathways including the Treasury Graduate Program
  • complete your internship flexibly over a 12 month period
  • earn a competitive casual hourly rate of $39.06 per hour

Ted Evans Scholar

On program completion, one intern will be selected as the Ted Evans Scholar.

You'll be supported to undertake further study in economics at an honours, masters or PhD level.

What skills we’re looking for

We are seeking students with the following:

  • highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • strong analytical and people capabilities
  • can demonstrate initiative and skills in influence
  • can act with honesty, fairness and respect
  • innovative thinking.

If you have these skills, then we encourage you to apply for an internship and join our team.


To be eligible for Treasury’s Internship Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • are currently enrolled at university in your penultimate year, or final year of studies, and you want to pursue an honours, masters or PhD in:
    • economics
    • legal
    • data
    • statistics or
    • demography studies
  • performed well over the course of your studies
  • be willing to:
    • complete the internship placement at Treasury in either Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne
    • obtain and maintain a valid Australian Government security clearance on acceptance into the program
    • undergo any police, character, health or other checks required.

Register your interest

Applications are currently closed. Register your interest for the 2025 Treasury Internship Program.

Application process

There are a few things you need to know about the application process.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Before you start your application, read the eligibility criteria above to make sure you’re eligible to apply.

Step 2: Submit your application

If you meet the criteria, your application must include:

  • your resume
  • your current academic transcript
  • a response to the application question.

Submit your application before the closing date through the Treasury online careers portal.

Step 3: Online video and reference check

If you're shortlisted, we’ll invite you to submit a video responding to the supplied questions.

Following review of your video, we may contact your referees.

When selecting your referees, please nominate a referee who can comment on your work, skills and capabilities as a team member.

Step 4: Informal interview

We may invite you to participate in an informal virtual interview.

Step 5: Outcomes advised

We will offer successful candidates an intern position in a division in Treasury.

Placements will be determined closer to commencement of the Treasury Internship Program, with the start date to be negotiated subject to security clearance outcomes.

If you're unsuccessful you will have the opportunity to request feedback on your application.

More information

To find out more about working at Treasury: