Step inside the world of secret intelligence. 

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Put your skills to work.

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. 

Learn all of the skills of secret intelligence.

During the ACTIVATE program you'll transition between three different roles, each introducing you to a different area of the ASIS organisation including but not limited to the areas below 
Working in a corporate team will see you as an enabler of an international workforce performing specialized operations overseas. Roles in HR Service Delivery, Learning and Development, Corporate Finance, Security, Legal and Compliance are some of the many corporate functions that support the ASIS Mission.  
ASIS has a range of technical roles and you could be working on projects ranging from improving corporate IT applications and infrastructure to enabling technical operations and developing technical capabilities. 
Intelligence Support 
Roles in Intelligence Support require the application of critical thinking, research and analysis skills which contribute to operational planning, coordination and management. ASIS has a variety of intelligence support roles including Desk Officer, Reports Officer and Targeting Officer. 
ACTIVATE provides graduates with a broad overview of ASIS to gain valuable skills and experience through on the job and specialist training. Graduates engage with a mentor throughout the program to guide and further develop their skills and abilities as ASIS officers. 

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