The Australia Defence Association's public-interest research, public education and community advocacy programs and activities depend on a mix of funded and voluntary employment support. This general guidance is for people interested in working for the Association on a full-time, part-time, temporary internship or volunteer basis.
The ADA national office in Canberra is operated by a mix of full-time and part-time staff supplemented by volunteers and interns.
Other major ADA activities, chiefly our publishing program, employ both paid and volunteer staff on a part-time basis.
The ADA Chapters across Australia are run by volunteers.
In terms of paid employment our national office in Canberra employs both full-time and part-time staff. Our publishing program also utilises both part-time and contracted editorial support.
Volunteers among our members and supporters are an essential component of the ADA's public-interest research, public education and community advocacy programs and activities. Please consider helping our efforts as a volunteer.
The public-interest research and monitoring, public education and community advocacy programs and activities undertaken by the ADA provide rewarding opportunities for students and academics seeking internship experience in public policy making and public-interest oversight. Particularly concerning strategic policy, defence, international relations and wider national security issues.