Who we are
The mission of the General Delegation of Palestine (GDOP) is to provide diplomatic representation, to foster constructive and positive bilateral and multilateral relationships, and to raise government and public awareness of Palestinian history, society and current political realities. This mission is achieved by strengthening relationships between the government and the people of Palestine and the government and the people of Australia, New Zealand, Timor Leste, Vanuatu, and other Pacific Nations. These relationships are reinforced through political consultations and discussions, aid and development assistance and cooperation, trade and commerce, education initiatives and public advocacy for Palestinian rights and Self-Determination. It is our hope that the outcome of this diplomatic process will secure and guarantee the recognition of the State of Palestine by the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Governments.
The Internship Program
The GDOP offers internships that suit the needs of the intern and the GDOP. Interns usually assist the GDOP in one of the following capacities:
- Conduct and produce policy research reports or policy brief papers addressing an issue of concern to the GDOP strategy.
- Produce educational and media documents related to the work of the GDOP.
- Provide administrative, programmatic and office assistance.
- An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a relevant field, or enrolment in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree (final year of study).
- The duration of internships is from three months to one year and interns must be able to commit to a minimum three-month internship.
- Internships are purely voluntary, and the GDOP is unable to provide remuneration or relocation assistance.
- Interns will sign a declaration of confidentiality.
What the GDOP Offers
- Interns will have the opportunity to expand their professional skills and research abilities
- Interns will have the opportunity to work on matters of direct importance to the mission of the GDOP in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and will be supervised and mentored closely by senior diplomatic staff.
- The internship program must be mutually beneficial, and is committed to tailoring a program that suits both the needs and interests of the intern and the GDOP.
- Interns form an integral part of our team and work closely on Foreign Affairs issues of direct concern to the GDOP.
- Interns will gain an in-depth knowledge of the history and current affairs of Palestinian and Middle Eastern politics.
- Interns will have the opportunity to take part in events organised by the GDOP and to meet with prominent Palestinian guests and dignitaries.
- Interns will be provided with workspace and convenient parking at the GDOP premises for the duration of their internship.
- Interns will have access to special training programs, performance reviews and social events.
- An understanding of international affairs and Middle Eastern Politics.
- The willingness and ability to engage with people from different cultural backgrounds.
- Developed skills in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Excellent written and communication skills.
- Shared values with the GDOP, namely respect for equality, human rights and condemnation of discrimination and racism in all forms.
- Ability to communicate in Arabic is a plus, but not essential.
- To apply for an internship position with the GDOP complete the Internship Application Form and send it by email with your CV and brief cover letter outlining your relevant interests to: Palestinian.Delegation@palgov.org with the subject heading ‘[Your Full Name] Internship Application’.
- If your application is successful, you will be contacted by the GDOP to attend an interview where you will discuss your previous and current experience, interest in interning with the GDOP and possible activities you could undertake as part of your internship.
- If there are no internship positions available at the time of your application, you may be contacted at a later stage as positions become vacant.
We encourage applicants to become familiar with the work of the GDOP by visiting our website at http://www.palestine-australia.com