In a few cases, the internship might take place with an agency or department of the South Australian Public Service or other organisation.
The South Australian Parliamentary Internship Program is jointly convened by the South Australian Parliament and the three South Australian universities.
Admission to the program is merit-based and potentially competitive. It is open to any Flinders student who has completed at least 36 units of study, has achieved a Grade Point Average of at least 5, and has sufficient room in their program of study (if necessary via seeking an approved enrolment variation). It is most typically undertaken by students in the later years of study, in a 9-unit undergraduate topic (POLI3007) or a 4.5-unit honours-level topic (POLI7012).
The number of student places available is potentially limited by the number of places made available by Members of Parliament. In practice, Flinders has so far been able to accommodate all qualified students who have applied but it should be noted that, if necessary, a quota based on GPA ranking may need to be invoked.