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Be Involved

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

 

Volunteering

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 admin.vic@internationalaffairs.org.au

 

Internships

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 InternJanuary 2024Feb – June/July 2024
Mid-June 2024July – Nov/Dec 2024
Event Programs InternJanuary 2024Feb – June/July 2024
Mid-June 2024July – Nov/Dec 2024
Corporate Partnerships Program InternApril 2024May – September 2024
August 2024September – February 2024
Young Professionals Events InternJanuary 2024 Feb – June/July 2024
International Careers Conference InternMarch 2024March  – September 2024
South Asia Series InternFebruary 2024February/March – June 2024
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

Digital Media Intern

Please refer to the Position Description here for more information.

To apply, please submit (in PDF format)

  • A one-page cover letter detailing your interest in the role;
  • A 2-page (max.) CV

to admin.vic@internationalaffairs.org.au quoting “Internship Application” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please add that you are applying for the ‘Digital Media Internship.’

Submission deadline is 11.59pm on Sunday 28 January 2024

 

Young Professionals Events Intern

Please refer to the Position Description here for more information.

To apply, please submit (in PDF format)

  • A one-page cover letter detailing your interest in the role;
  • A 2-page (max.) CV

to admin.vic@internationalaffairs.org.au quoting “Internship Application” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please add that you are applying for the ‘Young Professionals Events Program’ Internship. 

Submission deadline is 11.59pm on Sunday 28 January 2024

 

Event Programs Intern

Please refer to the Position Description here for more information. To apply, please submit (in PDF format)

  • A one-page cover letter detailing your interest in the role;
  • A 2-page (max.) CV
  • Submit a 100-150 word text for a flyer on an international topic of your choice (no image required). 

to admin.vic@internationalaffairs.org.au quoting “Internship Application” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please add that you are applying for the ‘Events Program’ Internship. 

Submission deadline is 11.59pm on Sunday 28 January 2024

 

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

 

 

Other internship opportunities at AIIA VIC offered throughout the year include: 

  • South Asia Seminar Series 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 admin.vic@internationalaffairs.org.au 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