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2020 Interns Program


Details of the 2021 internship program will be released early next year.

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.

For more information on AIIA, click here


AIIA provides 3 internship opportunities:

Marketing and Communications Intern

Journalist 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.


  • Manage social media channels: create and schedule original content
  • Photograph events and seminars
  • Develop and implement membership strategy
  • Create marketing materials


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.


  • Research, Interview, film and edit interviews with guest speakers
  • Operate video and sound equipment
  • Adapt video content for variety of mediums (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube)
  • Create original film content

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 AIIA Trivia Nights, 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.


  • Organise and manage 4 x Trivia nights
  • Plan, pitch and run on-campus events
  • Work with strategic stakeholders to develop unique events
  • Manage event budgets and administration


You will be asked to complete several questions and upload a two page resume and one page cover letter.

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. 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.