Social work internships in Melbourne offer the chance to gain hands-on experience and an understanding of this essential yet challenging field. For those looking to make an impact, internships are a unique opportunity to work with organizations focusing on issues ranging from healthcare and education to sustainability and beyond.
Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including
Responsibilities at social work internships may include:
- Event planning and management
- Updating social media platforms
- Drafting promotional materials
- Collecting data and conducting surveys
Internships in social work in Melbourne
Here are just a few example roles our social work interns have taken on before:
Community development programs change people’s lives. Depending on the specific project, interns may work alongside community volunteers, carrying out research in support of project proposals, brainstorming ways to meet program objectives, and supporting the development of vulnerable people.
Social workers, especially those that work in education, need to have good speaking and listening skills, patience, empathy, and understanding. School social work interns are present on-site, observing qualified social workers and assisting with the delivery of strategic services to children who struggle emotionally in an educational setting.
There is a growing demand for healthcare social workers in the world. Interns in this field will gain experience working with beneficiaries, helping them get access to medical care, and advocating for them in a hospital or other healthcare setting. Healthcare social workers need to be able to build trust with patients and communicate the patient’s needs effectively to medical professionals.
Just like the world of social work itself, the field of global social work is incredibly diverse. Some interns gain experience working on projects aimed at establishing peace between conflicting regions, while others may focus on child rights, refugee care, access to healthcare, or gender equity in underdeveloped regions. A foreign assistance internship may allow you to deliver humanitarian aid to areas affected by natural disasters.
The Social Work Industry
If you are empathetic, organized, patient, and flexible, you already have all the foundational skills you need to be a brilliant social worker. Internships in social work in Melbourne will show you what it’s really like to work in this diverse and incredibly rewarding field. Offering you everything from local community development projects to international humanitarian programs, Melbourne is the top place to gain a global perspective and practical skills that will help you in your future career.
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“"The people I work with are phenomenal people. They are always helping me with everything. They always encourage me to put myself out of my comfort zone. They also ask for my opinion whenever they can. I feel really useful here, they really trust me."“Paula MMC
“I think the most important thing that I'll take away from this experience is being able to have worked with so many different people from different backgrounds. It really gives you a more open mind on how to go about things and how to face challenges.“Demi
“I feel like I'm learning new things everyday and more importantly, I enjoy coming to my internship everyday.“Javier Ritter Saint Louis University
“Living in London and interning here has taught me that I am a very adaptable person. I've decided that I want to join a touring company and travel around the world.“Chloe Schneider University of California Irvine
“Sometimes when you’re looking for an internship it’s hard to find somewhere where you’re doing the actual work. If you don’t show up a day it doesn’t really affect anything but here you’re actually a part of a team where you can see the work you’ve done.“Katie Jones Skidmore College
“This remote internship helped me to realize that I want to study computer science and that this is something that I'm passionate about. It's also something that I wouldn't have explored had I not done this internship.“Sarah Swendseid Gap year student
“I got here and within three weeks I launched a space balloon. We were the first company in South America to launch any space involved system.“Peter Panigiris Student from Australia
Learn more about our Internship Programs in Melbourne
Melbourne is one of the best cities in the world for people who want to experience a rich melting pot of cultures. Our social work interns are placed with top-tier organizations, and our program includes everything you need to feel right at home in the city. Learn more about our Melbourne Internship opportunities here.
Applying for The Intern Group will accelerate your career. Through your application we will learn about you and your career goals to determine if you are a good candidate for our internship program. If accepted into our program we guarantee you an internship in your chosen career field.