King & Wood Mallesons' involvement with the New Colombo Plan

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is an Australian Government initiative intended to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships and mentorships in the region. 

King & Wood Mallesons has been offering internships to scholars across Asia as part of the NCP initiative since 2015, and we are proud to have hosted 23 NCP scholars to date across our offices in China and Hong Kong, with the program continually looking to expand into new areas

The NCP initiative has two programs, the NCP Scholarship Program and the NCP Mobility Program, which are is open to Australian undergraduates aged 18 to 28 studying at Australian universities (we receive applications from both groups).

In 2016, China Consultant, David Olsson, was appointed as a NCP Business Champion by Foreign Minister the Hon Julie Bishop MP. David joined an esteemed group of 18 Australian business leaders who champion the value of regional study and workplace experiences for Australian undergraduate students.

New Colombo Plan scholar in Shanghai - Ellie Wyatt 

Find out more about the initiative in an interview with Shanghai's 2016 New Colombo Plan scholar, Ellie Wyatt, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade below. 

With such positive experiences to date and access to a truly impressive cohort of young Australians, we look forward to our continued involvement with the New Colombo Plan initiative.

Find out more about our involvement on the New Colombo Plan website or hear from three of our recent scholars Hayden, Svetlana and Kim.

KWM actively supports and participates in the New Colombo Plan program. All current KWM NCP internship vacancies will be listed on the New Colombo Plan portal however if you have any questions or are interested in finding out more about KWM opportunities, please direct your queries to Sam Garner or Emma Taylor.

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