Australian Institute of Criminology

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The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice.
The Institute seeks to promote justice and reduce crime by undertaking and communicating evidence-based criminological research to inform policy and practice.

Current Vacancies

There are no vacancies currently available.

Research Intern Program

Please note the internship program previously run by the Australian Institute of Criminology has been suspended.


To be eligible for employment in the AIC, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen (in most cases)
  • of good character as evidenced by a satisfactory police clearance and a pre-employment integrity check (required for new employees coming into the AIC)
  • able to obtain and maintain a security clearance (may be required)
  • medically fit to undertake the duties of the job.

It is generally expected that people will be Australian citizens to work in the APS; however the AIC may choose to employ non-citizens with the relevant work permits. If you are not an Australian citizen, you will need to have a traceable history, which will include employment and background checks for security clearance purposes. If you are interested in one of our advertised vacancies, call the contact officer to discuss whether you should submit an application for the job.
If you have received a redundancy benefit from an APS agency or the Australian Parliamentary Service you may apply for positions, but engagement restrictions will apply for the redundancy benefit period. More information is available at