Assisting the needs of Defence families and Ex-serving members

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Duration: 4 months

Project Background

Bravery Trust was created by Veterans in 2012 and is there to help veterans and their families when it is most needed.

Bravery Trust provides hope for our ill or injured veterans and their families to build a better future. In FY18-19, Bravery Trust assisted 798 families, equating to 1,542 bills paid, totalling $1,252,151.00.

The organisation continues to undergo an organisational change to ensure alignment with the Strategic Plan 2019-2022, including providing holistic support.

To enhance the organisation’s impact, improve service delivery and address the longer-term needs for our veteran community, Bravery Trust is looking to analyse the wealth of data that has been captured since our inception.

Research to be Conducted

Bravery Trust is proposing a four-month (possible one-month extension) project to have a researcher complete a deeper analysis of the current data to obtain further insights into those accessing the services provided.

It is hoped that by further exploring the demographics, time periods and critical features of the services provided by Bravery Trust, the organisation will be able to gain an understanding on future needs and predictive trends to ensure any gaps are identified and matching services can be delivered.

There is a possibility that veteran data from other sources may be available to assist in addressing future needs of the organisation.
Parameters of the research and desired outcomes will be discussed between Bravery trust and the successful candidate.

Skills Required

If you’re a PhD student and meet some or all the below we want to hear from you. We strongly encourage women, indigenous and disadvantaged candidates to apply:

  • Data analysis skills essential
  • Programming capabilities
  • Good communication and report writing skills essential
  • Data science literacy
  • Knowledge of Defence, veterans and defence families an advantage

Additional Details

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner.  The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

Applications Close

5 February 2020


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