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Deloitte Australia

  • > 100,000 employees

2021 Financial Advisory First Nations Indigenous Internship Program

Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
Are you an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander university student seeking an internship? Well, this may be an opportunity for you!

Opportunity details

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Application dates

Applications Open
21 Sep 2021
Applications Close
15 Oct 2021

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration
International Business
Office Studies
Project Management
Event Management
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
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Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Geotechnical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
International Studies
Modern Languages
Translating & Interpreting
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
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Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
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Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
Justice & Law Enforcement
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Family Law
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Tax Law
Legal Studies
Medical & Health Sciences
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Are you an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander university student seeking an opportunity with a major global brand? Well this may be the opportunity for you!

About Deloitte

‘Deloitte’ is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to clients. We focus on client service through a global strategy implemented locally in nearly 150 countries across the world and have done so for over 150 years.

Deloitte has been operating in Australia since 1980 with approximately 10,000 team members and over 800 Partners. As part of the Deloitte Asia Pacific practice, our purpose is to make an impact that matters. Driven by our desire to create positive outcomes for our clients, communities and people - everything we do is with intent. 

At Deloitte, we encourage each and every individual to bring their whole self to work. We view diversity and inclusion as central to our ability to execute on strategy. We know that at the intersection of diversity and inclusion lies an area rich with fresh, innovative ideas and creativity – which drives a better employee experience and ultimately – better outcomes for all. 

For information around Deloitte’s Reconciliation Action Plan and our commitment to walking together with Australia’s First Nations people, please visit https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/deloitte-reconciliation-action-plan.html

The Internship

The Deloitte First Nations Internship program is a paid placement (4-8 weeks depending on location), based in our Melbourne office. The program provides Australian First Nations university students with professional capabilities and experiences related to their field of study by focusing on learning, building and maintaining strong connections and by providing meaningful opportunities for students to give back to the community through their work. 

Penultimate year students studying a Bachelor’s degree with majors / minors in Economics, International Business, Technology, Psychology, Accounting, Finance, Science, Mathematics, Law, Management, and Public Policy are encouraged to apply. As part of the Infrastructure and Capital Projects (ICP) team, you can expect to be spending most of your time working with the Victorian Government, helping to solve some of the most complex problems facing Victoria, develop strategies to respond to exciting new opportunities, and inform major investment decisions. Your work with Government will focus on ‘front-page’ and ‘big-ticket’ issues such as new hospitals, public transport projects, or education-based infrastructure. 

No prior work experience is required, however we do seek candidates with passion to develop their skillset and learn more about how Government can impact on the Victorian community.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • be a permanent resident of Australia
  • be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent 
  • be enrolled in tertiary studies as at the commencement of the Internship
  • demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills
  • be a team player with an innovative approach to work and life
  • demonstrate motivation for continuous learning and development

Application process

If you are interested in applying for the Deloitte First Nations Internship program, please click on Apply now
Applicants must attach documentary evidence of additional material that they believe will support their application. These should include:

  • a cover letter highlighting 
    • motivations for applying for the internship
    • how the internship will further support the applicants academic and career goals
    • what qualities and attributes (e.g. community involvement, career aspirations, other interests) the applicant will bring to Deloitte; and
    • what goals the applicant will look to achieve as a result of participating in the Internship program
  • current resume/curriculum vitae
  • current Academic Transcript
  • certified documentation supporting your Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage 
  • proof of work rights (Passport or Birth Certificate)

Please note that applicants will be asked to select their preferred Business Unit. All applications must be submitted by COB Friday 15 October, 2021 and start date is flexible.

Tax and other benefits/implications

Internship payments will contribute to the recipient’s taxable income and may also impact entitlement to Commonwealth benefits such as ABSTUDY.
The Internship applicants and/or recipients are encouraged to contact Centrelink, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and/or their taxation agent to obtain advice about the implications of the Internship payments on current earnings and benefits.

Information about taxation is also available from the ATO website at https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/income-and-deductions/income-you-must-declare/employment-income/  

Contact details

Should you require further assistance or information regarding the Deloitte First Nations Internship program, please contact a member of our Talent Acquisition team at graduate@deloitte.com.au  

For further information on careers at Deloitte, our Business Units or Vacationer and Graduate opportunities, please refer to our student careers section

By applying to this job, you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte employee experience globally.

At Deloitte, we know we’re at our best when we look out for one another; prioritise respect, fairness, development and wellbeing; foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their background, experience, identity, ability or thinking style, and if you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process for accessibility reasons this is available upon request. 

The preferred candidate will be subject to background screening by Deloitte or by their external third-party provider.

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Entry pathway

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The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

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