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2018 Interns Program



Are you interested in international affairs? Do you enjoy listening to world-class speakers? Then Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Queensland is for you! The AIIA is an independent, non-profit organisation promoting interest in and understanding of international affairs in Australia.

Even better, the AIIA Queensland internship program for 2018 is now open!!

For more information on AIIA, click here

Key Dates

Applications open: Friday 16th February 2018

Applications close: Midnight Sunday 11th March 2018

AIIA provides 3 internship opportunities:

Marketing and Communications Intern

Reporting and Content Creation Intern

Event Management Intern

Marketing and Communications:

Want to learn all the secrets of marketing and social media? As marketing and communications intern, you will be responsible for managing the institute’s social pages, content creation and community management. You will also be responsible for spreading the good word about our fine organisation, driving engagement for existing and new members of the institute and developing, fostering and eventually hatching ongoing marketing initiatives to letting people in on the fact that we’re the coolest organisation around.

Reporting and Content Creation:

LIGHTS, CAMERA, AIIACTION. Do you have dreams of being an independent filmmaker, hosting the Golden Globes or writing the next best seller? As a reporting and content creation intern, you will interview and film the institute’s fortnightly presenters as well as edit content for the website and YouTube channel. You will also be involved in writing for the institute’s website and researching potential speakers.

Events Management:

Do you know how to host a good party? As an events management intern, you will help support the AIIA’s main events of the year, including the Young Professional Network, AIIA Trivia Night, AIIA Annual Dinner and lots more. Responsibilities include coordinating all of the ingredients of an awesome party – sourcing event materials, event logistics, guest management and researching stimulating topics.

Your application should include:

  •  Resume (no longer than two pages, outlining educational qualifications and any work experience); and
  • Answers to the four questions below. Each question should be approximately 150 words (we are nerds but we don’t like reading thhhhhhhhat much).

To submit application or for further enquires please contact aiiaqldintern@gmail.com


  1. Why are you interested in being an AIIA intern?
  2. Describes yourself, your interests, hobbies and community service activities.
  3. Outline what internship position you’d be interested in and what experiences you could draw upon.
  4. What are you passionate about within the field of International Relations?

Things to note: 

AIIA is run by volunteers so there are no standard office hours. We can be contacted by phone or email. As we are all volunteers, interns are not paid either (unless you count awesome conversation as a form of currency). As you probably know, life can get a little crazy so you’ll have to be self-motivated and reliable to keep up. Your work will be balanced between pursuing your own interests and general tasks AIIA needs to run.

We ask that our interns make a two-semester commitment (however we are willing to make exceptions for an amazing candidates) and become members of AIIA. All interns must be available to help with fortnightly events held on Tuesday nights (twice per month) in Brisbane CBD.

Interviews are individual and last around 15-20 minutes. Applicants will be notified by email if they are successful to make the interview phase.

Intern Coordinators: Amelia Shaw, Bronte Lyne and Kate Barrett