Sustainability and International Relations Internship at UNAA

The United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) Young Professionals Victorian Division are seeking an intern for Winter and Semester 2, 2016. The Intern will be required one day a week to support the Young Professionals Committee. The successful applicant will be located in the UNAA Vic office in Melbourne, with an option for flexible working if required.

Role Title

Sustainability and International Relations Intern

Reports to

UNAAV Young Professionals Committee

Works With

UNAAV YP Committee Members, UNAA Program Manager, external stakeholders

Internship Period

Winter & Semester2, 2016

Applications Due

for Winter – 15th June

 For Semester 2 – 1st July 2016

To Apply

Send you resume and application letter to:


The UNAA Victoria is a non-profit, non-governmental, membership-based community organisation working to promote the aims and ideals of the United Nations and seek support for the UN and its programs and agencies. We are committed to building a strong, credible and effective UN and advocate support for the UN in the Australian community.

The United Nations Associations represent a vital link between the United Nations and citizens of its member states. In Australia, the Association is represented in every state and territory through its divisions and national body. The divisions work together to campaign in support of the UN and its current priorities such as the Millennium Development Goals, human rights, gender equality, the environment, global health, sustainable development, peace and security. The UNAAV Young Professionals seeks to strengthen global citizenship by linking Australian Young Professionals with the UN and the global network of UN Associations.

Duties of the role

  • Plan and run Seminars;
  • Liaise with sponsors and stakeholders to ensure a successful event;
  • Research topics for the advocacy sub-committee;
  • Manage the UNAA Vic YP social media;
  • Manage and deliver the UNAAV YP newsletter;
  • General administration & ADHOC support.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Strong written communication skills, including the ability to write for different audiences and contexts
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  3. Experience with social media
  4. Strong proof-reading skills and attention to detail
  5. Ability to multi-task and work within deadlines
  6. Ability to work independently and show initiative on tasks and projects

Applications are due 5pm 15th June 2016 for Winter and 5pm 1st July for Second Semester.

Applications should consist of a cover letter clearly addressing the key selection criteria listed above, a brief CV and the contact details of one referee.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Jinks, Committee Member on 0448 398 154 or

Conditions for credit

  1. The students should meet the eligibility criteria to enrol in ATS3129 Arts Internship unit (completed 96 CP and have a distinction average)
  2. Check with Arts Student services if you have room in your degree for this 12 CP unit.
  3. Undergraduate students from the following Areas of Study are eligible
  • International Studies
  • International Relations
  • other relevant majors