Want to kick-start your human rights career?

Our passionate interns play a critical role in helping us achieve human rights impact in Australia and across the globe. Internships are a great way to get hands-on experience in certain fields, on issues that you’re passionate about.

Internship opportunities at Amnesty International Australia are made available on an as needs basis. Opportunities often exist in the following teams:

  • Media and public relations
  • Finance
  • Activism
  • Legal and Government Relations
  • Community campaigns
  • Casework
  • Administration

Our internships

New Zealand supporters take part in Auckland's Pride Parade
© Amnesty International / Rachel Banfield

Intern placements run for a defined length of time, are often based around specific learning requirements and project outcomes, and can be a requirement for certain tertiary study requirements.

Please be aware that our internships are voluntary, and that we do not provide interns with:

  • any monetary allowances or remuneration.
  • accommodation or accommodation allowances.
  • assistance with travel or reimbursement of travel costs.
  • assistance in organising visas or completing visa applications.

Current internship opportunities

Amnesty International Australia has a small number of exciting unpaid internship or volunteer opportunities coming up, based in our Sydney Action Centre – Chippendale, Sydney.

Our casework interns and volunteers play a critical role in assisting Amnesty International Australia to respond to requests for assistance and reports of human rights concerns in Australia and around the world.

These are:

  • Refugee Casework internship or volunteer placement – 3 days per week
  • Refugee Hot Seat Casework internship or volunteer placement – 3 days per week
  • Human Rights Casework internship or volunteer placement – 2-3 days per week

The internships or volunteer placements are six and half months in duration (including 2 weeks induction training), running from Monday 31st July 2017 – until Friday 9th February 2018 (inclusive).

Applications close at 9am on Monday 12th June 2017.

Group interviews will be held during the week of 26th June 2017.

If you are selected, you must be available for the two week induction from 31st July 2017 – until Friday 9th February 2018.

Please note that unpaid internships can be offered if completed as part of a university program. Otherwise volunteer placements will be offered to successful candidates.

All casework positions are unpaid.

If you are interested in an ongoing role with Amnesty International Australia please visit our Volunteering page.

Refugee Casework Internship/Volunteer Placements (Unpaid)

Refugee Caseworker interns and volunteers assist asylum seekers in Australia. This assistance can include undertaking research, making referrals to other organisations for legal, welfare or health related assistance, and monitoring clients on issues of concern.

Refugee “Hot Seat” Internships/ Volunteer Placements (Unpaid)

Refugee Hot Seat interns and volunteers play a critical role in assisting Amnesty International to respond to requests for assistance and reports of human rights concerns in Australia.

Human Rights Casework Internships/ Volunteer Placements (Unpaid)

Our Human Rights Casework interns and volunteers play a critical role in assisting us to respond to requests for assistance and reports of human rights concerns in Australia and across the globe.

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