Highlighting 25 years of the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program

This year the Victorian Parliament celebrates the 25 Year Anniversary of the Internship Program. The program offers students the opportunity to undertake a parliamentary internship as part of their degree. 

As part of the celebration of the 25 year anniversary, we are highlight prominent Monash alumni who took part in this internship during the course of their studies. 


Nick Staikos’ journey from politics student to Parliament highlights the practical utility of the many opportunities offered at Monash University. Read more




In 1996, a decade before ‘Google’ became a verb, 21-year-old Alistair Harkness was conducting research as a Parliamentary Intern. He recalls sitting in the bowels of the Trades Hall Council, sifting through employment records in Lever Arch folders. Read more…


Philip Dalidakis

In an era of privatisation, reform and regulation, 2000 Monash University graduate Philip Dalidakis had an ardent interest in the political process. Already invested in the political scene on campus, Philip bridged the gap between academic theory and practice as an Intern in the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program. Read more…

The Parliament is keen to reconnect with former Interns. For more information, please contact:

Tom Hvala |Research Assistant
25 Year Anniversary of Parliamentary Internship Program

Parliament of Victoria
(03) 8682 2787

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