Workplace internships build skills and mutually beneficial networks.

Outstanding participants of the Women's Developmental Leadership Program have the opportunity to undertake tailored internships and professional development with Australian or Pacific organisations through the WLI. Through these internships, participants build leadership and professional skills and forge lasting partnerships and networks to support them into the future.

At the same time, many participants come to the program with significant work experience, including in their countries' public and private sectors. Host organisations therefore gain practical knowledge and professional support from future Pacific leaders, and broaden their networks into Pacific environments.

My placement has provided quite an exposure and learning for me. I have been able to observe the workflow and culture within the perioperative environment ... [I've been] exposed to a variety of specialty areas, all which were lifelong learning experiences. I will proudly take this learning back to Samoa and share it with my colleagues.