Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) is Australia's foreign intelligence collection agency. The company collects and distributes secret foreign intelligence, information which would be otherwise unavailable to Australia, to protect Australia and its interests. They obtain this intelligence from foreign sources, outside Australia's borders. To do this, they rely on what they call "human intelligence" - information that comes directly from people.
You’ll start as a permanent employee. You’ll complete a rotational program to help you to learn about different parts of the Organisation that will give you a strong understanding of the business of intelligence. The types of rotations and training and development opportunities you complete will depend on which graduate stream you choose.
This year ASIS is offering three graduate streams:
Offering a rare chance to work within the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, ACTIVATE gives graduates on-the-job experience and training in one of the most unique, dynamic, and fast-paced workplaces in Australia. Over the course of the 12-month program, you'll learn how intelligence is gathered, reported, and actioned.
Unlike other graduate programs, you won't just be observing – you'll be using your skills to help support actual intelligence operations that advance Australia's national interest. Whether you're studying law, mathematics, arts, or accounting – ASIS is looking for ACTIVATE applicants with diverse skill sets from a range of academic backgrounds. This program is a rare opportunity to kick-start your career in intelligence.
As an ASIS officer, you’ll have access to competitive remuneration packages that include allowances to compensate for the obligations of maintaining a security clearance and working in a secure environment.
Working at ASIS isn’t just a great place to grow your skill set, it’s also an opportunity to broaden your understanding of the world, and Australia’s place within it. Whether you’re based in Canberra or posted overseas, the international focus of ASIS's work will see you interacting with people and cultures from across the globe.
To learn more about careers at ASIS, watch this video.
ASIS officers benefit from generous workplace terms and conditions of employment.
Flexible working arrangements:
In 2017, ASIS launched its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. This strategy outlines ASIS's overarching commitment to a rich cultural agenda as an organization, creating the best possible working environment for current and future staff. Diversity in ASIS acknowledges and values the differences that individuals bring to the organization, from (but not limited to) gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, education, work and life experience, socio-economic background, family status or situation. It harnesses the different perspectives and experiences they bring to increase diversity in thinking and decision-making. Read more.
ASIS is looking for creative, energetic, and ambitious people who are motivated to further Australia’s national interest by working in a unique and highly specialized intelligence agency. They value problem-solving, critical thinking, and innovation. Whether you’re studying law, mathematics, engineering, arts, or accounting, ASIS is looking for ACTIVATE graduate applicants with diverse skill sets from a range of academic backgrounds.
Whether you're studying law, mathematics, arts, or accounting – ASIS is looking for ACTIVATE applicants with diverse skill sets from a range of academic backgrounds.
Candidates require the following to be eligible to apply for the ACTIVATE program:
This role is currently closed. If you are interested in this role, simply click "Pre-Register" and Prosple will inform you once this position from the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) opens again.
The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.
Australian Permanent Resident
Australian Temporary Work Visa