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ACT INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME (ACT DIR 50-7)

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR POSSIBLE INTERNSHIP 2019

DIVISION: Command Group

BRANCH/SECTION: Office of Chief of Staff

DETAILS OF PROJECT:

The intern will work in the Office of Chief of Staff (OCOS). COS acts as the focal point for the initiation and co-ordination of all ACT staff efforts. This entails the tasking and provision of guidance within the HQ SACT structure and subordinate Commands plus the provision of advice to DSACT and SACT. COS ensures that HQ SACT staff are provided with the necessary support (protocol, legal, messing, etc) to complete their assigned duties, as well as providing advice on the complete range of Transformation issues to DSACT and SACT.

The Intern to OCOS will:

Primary Task:

  • Review specific (to be assigned) internal processes to:
    • Identify the level of internal awareness of processes.
    • Identify the level of coherence between processes.
    • Identify overlaps and gaps.
    • Develop an implementation plan to improve the above processes and ACT’s strategic messaging and engagement, based upon the above findings.

Secondary Tasks:

  • Attend the HQ Innovation Team meetings to assist with HQ cross-functional coherence, including the ACT Pentagon Liaison Officer (PENLO).
  • Provide independent analysis of staff work to the Executive Assistant (EA) to COS and COS.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of assigned work strands and related issues in HQ SACT.
  • Coordinate with staff officers and subject matter experts in other branches and divisions to ensure coherence and consistency.
  • Assist in Information Knowledge Management.
  • Attend meetings, roundtables, and working groups as required to increase knowledge, not to represent OCOS.
  • Support the OCOS in additional tasks, as required

EXPECTED DELIVERABLE(S):

At the end of intern period, provide COS with a written report (word count TBD) on the Primary Task.
Provide memos, summaries, and/or verbal and written updates on strategic issues and other tasked issues.

TYPE OF BACKGROUND/EDUCATION PREFERRED:

Current or recently graduated Postgraduate student in international relations, political science, security studies, or other related field. Experience with Microsoft Office and Sharepoint. Language proficiency: English, fluent (spoken and written). Strong written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience interacting with the military/security establishment is desirable.