Internships (applications are accepted throughout the year)
AFS is a bold idea with a courageous mission: we provide intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. AFS Australia regularly offers two internship opportunities. These are offered part-time during Semesters 1 and 2 of each year and full-time over Winter and Summer vacation periods:
- Finance and Accounting Internship: We’re looking for interns who want to harness their passion for finance and/or accounting to effect social change and to hone their skills in the ‘third sector’ (i.e., non-profit / charity sector). To be eligible for this internship you should have strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable and confident interacting within a small team. The Finance and Accounting Intern will be mentored by our Finance Manager and will have opportunities to attend an intercultural learning workshop during their internship as well as other AFS events and activities. If you’re a real keen-bean, there’s also an opportunity to work on reports and projects to be presented to our Board of Directors.
- Marketing and Communication Internship: To be eligible for this internship you must have strong written communication skills (native or near-native fluency in English is essential) and a keen interest in intercultural learning and global citizenship education. Design skills are not required but would be a plus. The Marketing and Communications Intern will be mentored by the Manager of our Programs Team. You’ll have opportunities to attend an intercultural learning workshop during your internship; to participate in other AFS events and activities; and to access communications resources and training tools (usually via webinar) provided by AFS’ international headquarters in New York.
From time to time, we also offer an Intercultural Learning Internship to qualified applicants.
AFS Australia is a highly diverse workplace – our staff represent diverse cultural, linguistic and professional backgrounds. We celebrate difference and welcome interns who also represent and embody diversity. To intern with us, you must be an effective communicator and willing to learn to be a confident decision-maker and a creative problem-solver. We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic interns who are driven by a passion for intercultural learning, global citizenship and working with young people. (And if you’re an AFS volunteer or returnee, well… that’s even better!).
These internships are unpaid and are only available to Australian or international students who are currently enrolled in an Australian University degree or TAFE program. In accordance with Australian employment laws, the internship you complete with AFS Australia must form a compulsory part of your degree/program or you must receive academic credit for your internship (we take this seriously – you will be required to provide evidence when you apply for your internship).
For more information, please send us your CV and a cover letter in addition to written evidence that your internship forms part of your university degree or TAFE course.
Please direct any enquiries about this position to Dr Kirrilee Hughes, CEO & Partner Director, AFS Intercultural Programs Australia.