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Social Work Internships in Australia

In a field like social work, it’s incredibly important to bring both an open mind and a broad perspective on many of today’s top social issues. International experience is one of the best ways to develop both of these, while pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone and growing as a professional. Social work internships abroad in Australia are a unique chance to experience social work abroad, learning from the country’s top organizations and individuals in the field.

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

Responsibilities at social work internships in Australia may include:

  • Assisting with planning for awareness campaigns and community engagement initiatives
  • Conducting research and data analysis into regional demographics 
  • Drafting written marketing content including blogs and social media posts, managing social media accounts
  • Coordinating with internal and external parties to plan events and fundraisers
  • Researching potential funding sources and resources

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Internships in Social Work in Australia

Here are a few examples of roles that our social work interns 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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Watch the internship experience below from some of The Intern Group alumni to see what a social work internship will be like for you.


The social work industry

Social work is a demanding yet incredibly impactful industry that offers the perfect career fields for those looking to make an impact in their daily work. Social workers can be found in a wide variety of settings, ranging from schools and government agencies to health clinics, hospitals, and more. They also come from all types of academic backgrounds, including sociology and psychology, communications, and even law and policy.


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Learn more about our social work internships in Australia

Australia is a unique and exciting place for interns and students from around the world to gain professional experience. Our local team in Melbourne ensures that interns are fully immersed in the city, and take advantage of the growth opportunities on offer. Learn more about our Australia internship program here.


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