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Internships for Summer 2024/25


Frontier Economics will be seeking applicants for Summer 2024/2025 internship positions. Applications will open in September 2024, please check back then. Applications sent prior to this date may not be considered. 

Frontier Economics provides economic consulting services to public and private sector clients across a range of industries and sectors, including energy, climate change, telecoms, transport, water, natural resources and financial services.

Making an impact for our clients means understanding their circumstances and critical issues – whether this is the commercial reality of their business, the forces driving customer behaviour, the implications of regulatory decisions, or even the political context. In all cases, we base our advice on sound economic frameworks and pride ourselves on our empirical work, generating results that can withstand even the closest scrutiny. The methods and models we use are often complex, but our advice is always succinct, clear, honest and reliable.

We take on a handful of interns in our Sydney and Melbourne office in the winter and summer Australian university holidays. We highly value individuals who can integrate strong problem-solving abilities and purposeful communication. All internship positions at Frontier Economics are paid positions.

Working as an Intern at Frontier Economics could involve:

  • working within small teams on projects in one of the sectors we are involved in to deliver transparent and well thought out results
  • working and solving complex problems using data – whether small, medium or big data!
  • researching or investigating issues or economic challenges facing our clients
  • writing reports and/or presentations on findings in line with project deliverables

Please ensure you meet the following compulsory requirements for the internship program before applying:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident in Australia, at the time of applying for the program
  • currently studying in a second-year bachelor degree with majors in economics, econometrics, business analytics or finance, and with strong academic results
  • have your own living arrangements for the course of the internship in either Melbourne or Sydney

The ideal candidate will have:

  • good data handling, management and analytical skills
  • an eye for detail and a devotion to quality control and self-improvement
  • outside-the-box problem solving skills
  • competency in Microsoft Excel and/or a language such as R or Python
  • excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Key dates:

  • Application Opening Date: TBC 01 September 2024
  • Application Closing Date: Close of Business (AEST) 29 September 2024
  • Internship Placement Period: December-January with flexibility on starting dates

Length of Internships: 3-4 weeks on negotiation with the successful applicants

Location: Melbourne and Sydney (interstate applicants will need to make their own living arrangements for the course of the internship)

If this position appeals to you, please fill in the job description form. In your cover letter, please tell us a bit about you, your interest in economics and why an internship would benefit both yourself and Frontier Economics (no more than 2 pages).

Interested in applying for this position? Use our online application form below.