Latin America in Australia: A Collaborative Migration Research Project

Project summary

15 August 2017

Sector: Education

Country location: Australia

Grantee: Australian National University

Project Description

Australia's diverse and changing Latin American migrant communities are the focus of this collaborative project that brings together high-achieving university students from across Australia to undertake intensive research internships with the Latin American Embassies based in Canberra. Through a national competition, students will be selected for the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) which for over two decades has provided research internships in the leading institutions of politics and policy-making in Australia and overseas. Supported by migration researchers at the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS), the COALAR internships will produce an authoritative and timely analysis of the dynamics of migration from Latin America, immigrant experiences of integration in Australia, and the emergence of new trans-Pacific connections. A series of policy briefings, events and academic publications will combine the latest demographic and socio-economic data with new surveys of migrant community groups to provide new insights into the contemporary transformation of Latin American migration to Australia.

Key dates

  • Advertising internships, shortlisting of candidates for embassies, Canberra, 31 July to 31 October 2017
  • Students start research internships, Canberra, 19 February 2018 to 25 May 2018
  • Launch briefings with public event and media contacts , Canberra, 16 April to 16 April 2018
  • Book launch, Canberra, 14 September 2018 to 14 September 2018

Social media:, @ANIPInternships

Council on Australia Latin America Relations grant offer: $25,000

Total project value: $83,604

Last Updated: 9 August 2017
The Latin American Born Population of Australia from the 2016 census. Credit: L Brown