United Nations Association of Australia Internships


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.

They rely on the support and assistance of a committed team of volunteers and interns for the success of our many programs and activities.

Being a volunteer or intern with them is about contributing skills and gaining knowledge and experience.

Volunteers and interns are involved in a range of roles which aim to enhance their understanding of their work to promote the UN.


  • A minimum commitment of 3 months is required; longer term involvement over 3-12 months is preferred.
  • A minimum commitment of 1 day per week (9.30am – 4.30pm); 2 days per week is preferred for interns working on specific projects. 

Please note that you may be required to travel around the Melbourne CBD and/or to suburban and regional locations.

Positions available

Due to the scope of our work, we require interns in the following areas:

  • Media
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Model UN Conference administration
  • Event Management
  • Audio Visual – video/audio/photographic
  • Graphic Design

Position Descriptions for these roles are available when you access the online form.

All interns will be required to assist with:

  • General office duties (mail, answering the phone)
  • Maintaining our social media presence
  • Assistance with administration of our programs and events, including publicity campaigns, database updates etc
  • Research on specific issues/topics

Application Process

Applications are open throughout the year. Apply 2-3 months in advance from the intended start date to allow time for processing.

Intern positions are open to current tertiary students only. Applications will only be considered through the Online Form

Applications received via email will not be accepted. 

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.