We are looking for hard working, committed team players to take on the enormous challenge of organising the next ACSS in 2022! The below application will act as a expression of interest registry. Applicants have the potential to be considered for 2023 positions.


  • Enrolled at the Australian National University in 2022;
  • 2nd year or above (postgraduate students are welcome to apply); and
  • Studying International Security Studies, International Relations, Strategic Studies, Law, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Languages, Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Arts, Media, Politics or a related discipline.

Team Application & Selection Process:

To nominate yourself for a Crisis Writer position in the registry for the ACSS 2022, please submit this form by COB on Thursday 1st of September. Following a review of the nominations by our ACSS 2022 Executive Team when a position becomes available, you will be informed if you have progressed to the next round. Applicants will be interviewed for their positions in person (Zoom allowed under special circumstances).

Important Dates in the Selection Process:

Applications Close: COB on Thursday 1st September

ACSS 2022 Crisis Writer Role Description:


  • Develop, research and write the crisis narrative;
  • Write position descriptions, team descriptions, documents (e.g. maps, intelligence, news articles), directives and other resources as required;
  • Assist with the writing of scripts for the live TV Studio;
  • Liaise and attend meetings with academic consultants and other stakeholders;
  • During the Summit, assist with the delivery of the live TV, the coordination of mentors and role players, and/or otherwise assist in the running of the simulation.


  • June 2022 – October 2022: 5-7 hours per week
  • November 2022: 15+ hours per week in lead-up to the Summit
  • December 2022: 15+ hours per week in lead-up to the Summit, full-time in Summit Week (5th-9th)
  • Following December: continual engagement with the ACSS team and any obligations that follow the Summit – Approx. 3-5 hours per week.