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Work experience internships - crime definitely does pay!

Media Release

02 March 2001

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has just farewelled its first intake of work experience interns.

A very large number of high quality applicants made the choice very difficult, but the AIC granted seven internships for 2001.

Congratulations go to: Marie Segrave (University of Melbourne), Andrew Lester (Edith Cowan University, WA), Arlie Loughnan (University of Sydney) and Kym Freriks (Queensland University of Technology). Lorraine Dailey (University of Western Sydney), Joanna Carr (University of Melbourne) and Paula Mazzocato (University of Sydney) will be part of the second intake.

Dr Adam Graycar, AIC Director, believes that the first intake of interns was a resounding success. "Not only did these rising young students learn a great deal about the AIC, its stakeholders and criminal justice in general - they contributed enormously to the projects on which they worked". "Many commented on the collegial atmosphere and the sense of acceptance they felt while at the AIC", he said.

Some comments from the interns follow:

  • "It is so interesting to listen and engage with issues that are relevant and important to current research".
  • "My internship at the Australian Institute of Criminology has been an excellent experience. I have found the work to be very interesting and enjoyable, and the staff easy to get along with".
  • "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as an Intern at the AIC. I have learnt a great deal about the structure and role of the AIC and its interaction with policy makers and government. I feel that, as an Intern, I have been given a rare insight into the way in which a government criminological agency works".