Australian nonprofits bring expertise to topics ranging from environmental conservation to sustainable food production and refugee support. Internships in NGOs in Australia present the perfect opportunity for young professionals to develop a strong understanding of the structure and strategy of international organizations. In a country with so much to offer, NGOs help to play a key role in making a meaningful impact on the Australian community as a whole (animals and plants included).
Our alumni have interned at 3000+ organizations including:
Responsibilities at NGO internships in Australia may include:
- Social media marketing
- Event planning
- Content creation
- Drafting written communication
- Outreach strategizing
Internships in NGO in Australia
Here are a few examples of roles that our NGO interns have taken on before:
Securing funds is an essential part of running any NGO. Interns will learn about applying for various types of governmental and private funding, drafting grant applications, and developing action plans regarding the distribution of acquired funds.
Social Media Management
Social media plays an important role in spreading awareness and engaging the public. An inexpensive and effective way to reach millions of people around the world, interns will have the opportunity to create and maintain content plans, as well as propose and execute social media campaigns.
To raise money, create awareness, and garner support for various initiatives, NGOs will host events. Interns will have the opportunity to plan and execute virtual events, source funding, invite guest speakers, and secure pledges.
To create awareness for an initiative, NGOs must ensure that their content is engaging. Interns who are more creatively inclined will have the opportunity to craft visual and written content for print, websites, and social media platforms.
The NGO Industry
The NGO sector is made up of many organizations operating around the globe. The largest and most prominent NGOs, such as Amnesty International, the Red Cross, and the World Wildlife Fund are multinational and have teams in almost every country in the world. NGO internships offer an opportunity to develop the skills and expertise needed to effectively contribute to solving the many societal issues we face today. It’s not only about gaining experience, but also gaining exposure and learning to take on life’s biggest challenges head-on, from a different perspective. From malnutrition to famine, drought to depression and so much more, the opportunities to learn and experience are aplenty.
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“The highlight of my internship had to be my trip to the Philippines because that's where the work that we do is implemented. I got to meet some of the families and children that we help. It was great to see the value of the work that we do.“Alina Merchant-Mohamed Gap year student
“Every day the world is becoming more and more international, so if you have the opportunity right now at a young age to intern abroad, I think it will definitely help you in the future.“Roberta Cueva Tecnológico de Monterrey
Learn More About our NGO Internships in Australia
Internships in NGOs in Australia present a great opportunity to experience both professional and personal growth. Build your network and knowledge base from the land Down Under, through access to global companies and professionals. All of our interns are placed with top-tier organizations, which will provide you with the perfect start to your career. Learn more about our Australia internship program here.
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