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Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 5 (May)

JGU students secure over 100 Internships in Australia

More than 100 students of International Relations, Public Policy, Humanities, Business and Law in JGU have been awarded internships in leading Australian organisations.

Despite the constraints presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, 103 students have been selected for internships at CyberEQ and IAIE in 2021.

JGU has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Australia-based Institute for Australia India Engagement (IAIE) and CyberEQ to create opportunities for students to undertake internships in Australia. With IAIE, students will participate in the Student Mentoring and Research Training (SMART) programme over a period of 1-2 months. For students interning with CyberEQ, they will conduct important research on regulatory and technological issues around cyber security.

The internships will mentor the students for future research, academic and professional roles and impart training to build research skills in academic writing including data collection and management, preparing hypothesis, abstracts and conclusion and presentation skills, among other skills. The internship programme will also impart key leadership skills to the students.

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU,  said, “At a time where travel is limited, the virtual engagements with IAIE and Cyber EQ will allow students from different disciplines at JGU to undertake unique internship opportunities in Australia.

These international internships are another example of JGU’s focus on ensuring that students have opportunities to meaningfully engage with institutions from around the world during their studies. In the future, our students will be able to pursue these internships by travelling to Australia and experiencing it in a more engaged manner.”

CyberEQ Founder John Mackenzie was impressed with the entrepreneurial and forward-thinking innovation of JGU in supporting emerging start-ups. The partnership between JGU and CyberEQ enters its third intake with more than 64 virtual interns, now expanding the research focus to existing and emerging inconsistencies between the traditional and technological challenges facing cybersecurity. “The virtual internship programme is student-centric research that provides a unique learning environment. The objective is to ensure each student receives quality coaching and mentoring so that each intern has the greatest experience and opportunity to learn. JGU students have a unique opportunity to explore a deeper understanding through higher education by bridging the gap from a legal, business and psychological perspective to technology. A particular focus of the internship programme is how students relate to the emerging challenges through real-world experience working on real-world projects, while also preparing for the future of work and the new jobs of tomorrow. Key areas included privacy, data protection law, AI and behavioural science, particularly as we face the growing difficulties in cyberspace.”

CyberEQ focuses on workforce behavioural risk, supply chain counter-party risk, and international cyber regulations, legislation and standards.

“I am extremely delighted to observe and be a part of JGU’s partnership with numerous organisations and multiple platforms in Australia. This partnership is an outcome of global perspectives and JGU’s collaborative efforts. JGU’s association with Australia has evolved over time. Even during the pandemic, the virtual internships by CyberEQ and IAIE have been a catalyst. I am certain about an enriched and prolific growth of this partnership in times to come,” said Professor (Dr.) Pankaj Gupta, Dean, Office of Career Services, JGU.

As an organisation, CyberEQ provides a business intelligence solution for workforce and supply chain risk mitigation. CyberEQ has developed a self-learning AI autoimmune system that detects workforce threats, vulnerabilities, risks and anomalies faster and before they occur. This allows for the deployment of early interventions to kill cancerous cells by stopping them from growing and multiplying. While research and development forms the basis of CyberEQ’s product development and team passion, the team at CyberEQ coach, mentor and lecture undergraduate and postgraduate students.

IAIE achieves its mission by organising
(i) policy-driven multidisciplinary project collaborations with Australian, Indian and international partners on foreign policy, defence and security, business and trade, energy, education, sports and culture;
(ii) multi-track policy dialogues involving policymakers, strategic analysts, academics, sportspersons and business leaders;
(iii) targeted capacity development and business solutions for stakeholders in both countries;
(iv) special orations, public lectures and seminars on bilateral and strategic issues; and
(v) community dialogues, media engagements and public events to strengthen multiculturalism in Australia and India.

Interested students are encouraged to visit the JSPC website ( for additional information on the programme and the application process.