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Board Internship Opportunity

Board Internship Opportunity

Application information for a Board Internship opportunity at North East Water.

Have you ever considered being on a Victorian Water Board?

North East Water is offering an internship to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to be an independent member of the North East Water Board.

The one-year, part-time role would enable the successful applicant to develop the skills and experience to be a candidate for a full directorship within the water sector. During your internship, there would also be the opportunity to provide insight into matters relating to urban water management and its connection to the Aboriginal community and Traditional Owners.

About the role

The internship will provide you the opportunity to develop your skills in the areas of strategic planning, managing risk, governance and overseeing the operations of the Corporation.

Previous Board experience is not a requirement, and younger applicants are encouraged to apply. This development opportunity will come with the appropriate support, development training, and mentorship in line with the successful applicant’s experience.

The internship runs from August 2020 until July 2021, with a significant induction offered.

How to apply

If you would like to express your interest for this opportunity, please provide your CV and a letter addressing the significance of this opportunity for you to, and your existing experience or interest in developing skills in any of the following areas:

  • Financial and commercial management
  • Community engagement
  • Land and water management
  • Climate change
  • Strategy and business management
  • Infrastructure and project management
  • Corporate governance

Expressions of Interest will close at 5pm on 6 April 2020.

Information Session

Information sessions will be held during an open day on Monday, 30 March to provide introductions to the business, our people and the role. To register your interest, please email

Further detail

For further detail, please contact Craig Heiner during business hours on 02 6022 0586.

Information sheet

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

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