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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 meeting and networking with people who share a similar interest in global affairs.

Opportunities include:

  1. Volunteer positions
  2. Internships



You can become a volunteer with the AIIA Victoria at any point throughout the year. Our volunteers assist with our evening seminars held at our office location at 356 Collins St (unless otherwise specified). Duties involve room set up, meeting and greeting guests, assisting with coordination of catering and beverages, assisting with filming, and managing the cash register. Volunteers often enjoy coming along to help because of the opportunities to chat with our members who are often former (or current) academics or public servants and have worked for government bodies like DFAT.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AIIA Victoria office and send through a copy of your resume, and we will be in touch with more information. Please contact us at



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
  • 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


AIIA Victoria 2024 Internship Positions

Information on how to apply for an internship will be advertised on our website and social media platforms,  including a position description and application deadline, once the internship position is available.

Internship PositionApplications OpenInternship period
Digital Media InternSeptember 2024September – Dec 2024
December 2024January – April 2025
Event Programs InternSeptember 2024September – Nov/Dec 2024
December 2024January – April 2025
Corporate Partnerships Program InternAugust 2024September – February 2024
Young Professionals Events InternJune 2024Late July –  October 2024
International Careers Conference InternMarch 2025March  – September 2025
South Asia Series InternFebruary 2025February/March – June 2025
Sir Zelman Cowen Oration and Dinner InternOctober 2024October 2024 – April 2025

*The overview table below indicates the estimated time periods of these positions only.

Open Internships

There are currently no open internship intakes at AIIA Victoria. Please refer to the above an overview of the estimated time periods of internship opportunities.

Internship opportunities at AIIA VIC offered throughout the year include: 

  • Digital Media Intern
  • Corporate Engagement Intern
  • Events Program Intern
  • Young Professionals Events Intern
  • International Careers Conference Intern
  • Meet The Ambassador Intern
  • Study Tour Intern (involves an international travel commitment e.g. previous tours have run in Iran, Myanmar, Sri Lanka)

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 or call 03 9654 7271 during office hours if you have any queries, or would like more information on previous internship positions.

**Applications need to be submitted no later than the dates listed. These positions are ever changing.

***Office will close for 4 weeks over Christmas/New Year