Young Thinker in Residence Program | Youth Central

Are you aged 18 – 25 and interested in developing skills in research, advocacy and policy analysis? Do you have ideas on how to improve intergenerational relationships between young and older Victorians?

Paid internship

The Victorian Government has announced a new partnership with Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) to provide one young Victorian with an eight-week paid internship with YACVic and the Office for Youth.

It’s all part of YACVic’s Young Thinker in Residence program, an innovative program which employs young people to research and advocate on a social policy topic of their choice.

One successful applicant will be selected to research and write a discussion paper or produce a video on the topic of intergenerational relationships, and present their findings to a wider audience.

The project could look at one or a number of settings such as young people and their families, young people and the wider community, young people and older people in the workplace, issues affecting intergenerational relationships and ways that intergenerational relationships can be strengthened. This could cross over with topics such as mental health, LGBTIQ+ issues, language and culture to name a few.

The successful applicant will also be supported by a dedicated mentor; all while developing practical skills in research, advocacy and policy as well as accessing leadership and development opportunities.  

Further information

Eligible applicants have until midday Monday 27 August to apply. For more information about the Youth Thinker in Residence Program, or to apply for the position, visit the YacVic website.