Internships and Volunteering

Put Your Passion to Work

Our interns and volunteers come from all spheres of life – students, retirees, professionals and the general public… The one thing that they share in common is a strong desire to help improve the lives of the world’s poorest.

Reasons to Volunteer

Being part of a team that is geared towards overcoming poverty is a big incentive to volunteer – here are a few additional reasons to consider:


  • Professionals are able to represent their company and their company’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • Professionals are able to use their skills and talents beyond profit driven settings;
  • Students get to meet our teams and gain work experience at the same time;
  • Retirees can put their years of valuable experience to work;
  • Those with spare time can be rewarded with a fulfilling experience.

Testimonials – Internships and Volunteering

My time at INA was fantastic! I was able to gain an insight and appreciation for the ins-and-outs of an international development organisation, particularly when INA organised a rapid Covid response to the crises in India and Nepal.

I learnt a lot during my short time at INA working in a cross-departmental manner with the team. This way, I was exposed to the different aspects of an international charity and how it all comes together to create meaningful change in the lives of vulnerable people.


University Internship

I started volunteering at INA in 2018, my first year of university. Since then, I’ve seen the dedication, kindness, teamwork, intelligence, continual progression and hard work that it takes to make meaningful change in people’s lives who haven’t been blessed from birth with the same opportunities as most. Not only has volunteering at INA grown my mindset, strengthened my values and helped me become a better person but the staff and other volunteers at INA have been incredible to get to know and have helped me get practical experience that related to my university degree. Volunteering and being surrounded by INA’s mission, vision and values has been so rewarding.


Long-term Volunteer

From the get-go, I was given the opportunity to work alongside the organisation; in admin and a range of different departments such as Communications, Programs and Marketing. I was able to make a contribution to the work of INA, becoming involved within their projects and processes of impact.

My initial goal to intern with a non-government organisation, such as INA, was to develop a greater understanding of the impact they had on their partnered global communities. How they would develop projects to cater to the needs of these people, then how they would then execute their goals. I have been able to explore just this, furthering my understanding of the work of an NGO who work to alleviate poverty in all areas of the world.


University Internship

INA gave me an opportunity to upskill my capabilities and offered a space to learn and adapt to new things. I acquired hands-on experience in coordinating with INA partners and in the grant acquisition process. The internship experience boosted my employability. Overall, Internship at INA was a rewarding experience!


University Internship

Current Volunteering Opportunities


If you have skills and experience with compiling and creating short promotional style video presentations, then we would love to hear from you (skills with Adobe Premier preferred, but not essential).

Blog Writers

If you have great writing skills, then we can put you to work. We’d like to produce interesting blogs that detail the work we do around the world. You will be provided rough writings and turn these into beautiful blog entries.

Social Media

Do you have a flair for social media and excel at writing copy across channels like Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn? Or, do you enjoy researching social media trends or selecting appropriate images and creating on-brand graphics? If any of that sounds like you, get in touch! (Knowledge of Adobe suite or Canva advantageous.)

Office Administrator

We need folks that can input data into our computer systems. You don’t need any special training – we’ll show you the ropes.. 


If you wish to contact us about anything relating to the opportunities listed please get in touch with us:

  • call us on 1300 731 550,
  • email us at,
  • write to International Needs Australia, PO Box 121, MITCHAM VIC 3132,
  • Or fill in the following form:
Please upload your CV (pref in PDF format)