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Helping out behind the scenes at the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Victoria will provide you with opportunities to open new doors and contribute to the running of one of the region’s leading independent international relations organisations.

Volunteering at AIIA Victoria is a great way for you to enhance your experience and reputation in the world of international affairs, as well as to meet and network with people who share a similar interest in global affairs.

Opportunities include:

  1. Volunteer positions
  2. Internships

Volunteering

Contact the AIIA Victoria office on admin.vic@internationalaffairs.org.au to learn about available volunteer positions. Be aware that due to COVID-19, there are no volunteering positions currently available. These positions will be available once Dyason House resumes normal activities.

Internships

 

AIIA relies on volunteers and interns to assist with a wide range of activities including events, marketing, administration and annual events in order to further the work of the AIIA in encouraging discourse on international affairs.

As a not-for-profit organisation, AIIA Victoria is unable to support paid internships or school work experience, but volunteer work experience can lead to outside opportunities and has strengthened past volunteers’ chances of employment.

AIIA Victoria internship opportunities vary throughout the year, but we regularly offer roles such as:

  • Social Media/Marketing Intern
  • Program and Event Management Intern
  • Creative Content Intern (Dyason House Podcast)
  • International Careers Conference Intern
  • Sir Zelman Cowen Oration and Dinner Intern
  • Study Tour Intern (involves an international travel commitment e.g. previous tours have run in Iran, Myanmar, Sri Lanka)

An internship with AIIA Victoria will be an opportunity for you to develop new skills or build on existing skills, such as:

  • Research and strategic planning
  • Writing and editing of reports that will be distributed to both AIIA members and the general public
  • Working independently as well as part of a small team
  • Donor and sponsor engagement, as well as relationship building with potential supporters
  • Event planning and management
  • Reporting and analysis of key data to improve efficiency and community engagement
  • Networking

 

2021 Internship Application Dates

Internship Periods

March – June 2021July – October 2021November 2021 – February  2022*
Applications open from**:15 – 31 January 202115 – 31 May 202115-30 September 2021
Decision will be notified by**:15 February 202115 June 202115 October 2021
Internship program calendar for***:Program & Event Management (1 position), Social Media / Marketing (2-3 positions), Creative Content – Dyason House Podcast (1 position)

*Office will close for 2-4 weeks but some activities should be planned/performed during that period.

**If the date is on a weekend, applications will be received until the following Monday 8:00 AM and decisions will be notified by COB Tuesday.

***Applications need to be submitted not before or later than the dates listed above. Please be aware that for these positions we no longer accept rolling applications.

Please specify in the subject line the internship you are applying for. (e.g. ‘Social Media Internship Application’).

For other internships such as Study Tours, International Careers Conference, and Sir Zelman Cowen Oration Internships, keep an eye on our website and social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram)! Make sure you follow us to be the first to know!

Information on how to apply for an internship will be advertised on this site, including a position description and application deadline, once the internship position is available.

AIIA Victoria has also previously participated with universities in hosting interns who are required to complete an internship as part of their university degree, but our ability to host such a placement is dependent on AIIA Victoria workload and program.

You can contact admin.vic@internationalaffairs.org.au or call 03 9654 7271 at any time if you have any queries, or would like more information on previous internship positions.