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Social Work Internships in Melbourne

International social work internships in Melbourne offer the chance to gain hands-on experience and an understanding of this essential yet challenging field.

For those looking to make an impact, internships are a unique opportunity to work with organizations focusing on issues ranging from healthcare and education to sustainability and beyond.

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Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including:

Responsibilities at social work internships in Melbourne may include:

  • Event planning and management

  • Updating social media platforms

  • Drafting promotional materials

  • Collecting data and conducting surveys

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Typical roles for a Melbourne social work internship

Here are a few examples of roles that our social work interns in Melbourne have taken on before:

  • Community Outreach

    Interns focusing on community outreach get to take part in planning and implementing projects geared at connecting people throughout a community. This usually involves planning events, cultivating relationships with key stakeholders, setting fundraising goals, and managing volunteers.

  • Event Management

    Many internships in Social Work in Ireland offer the chance to plan and manage outreach events. Interns may help recruit and organize volunteers, set fundraising and audience goals, decide on event themes, and handle bookings. For many socially-focused organizations, annual events are an important part of how they raise funds and reach their target communities.

  • Community Development

    Community development is one of the key roles for many social work organizations, as it focuses on promoting economic opportunities and equality for community members and empowering communities. Interns often take on communications tasks, as well as fundraising and event planning.

  • Social Media

    Social media management skills are incredibly valuable in many industries today, including in the field of social work. Interns often take over their organization’s various social platforms, create publication calendars, draft content, and track reach and engagement.


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The social work industry

If you are empathetic, organized, patient, and flexible, you already have all the foundational skills you need to be a brilliant social worker. Internships in social work in Melbourne will show you what it’s really like to work in this diverse and incredibly rewarding field. Offering you everything from local community development projects to international humanitarian programs, Melbourne is the top place to gain a global perspective and practical skills that will help you in your future career.


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Learn more about our social work internships in Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the best cities in the world for people who want to complete a social work internship. Our social work interns are placed with top-tier organizations, and our program includes everything you need to feel right at home in the city. Learn more about our Melbourne Internship opportunities here.


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