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Communications Internship

Communications Internship

Sydney Based | International Aid & Development NGO | Part-time Volunteer Internship Position
About Us
Islamic Relief Australia is a humanitarian and development organisation dedicated to fighting poverty, alleviating the suffering of people globally and overcoming all kinds of injustice. We seek to improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people through relief, development and advocacy work. We are a network of community enablers – made up of committed volunteers, donors, community members, partners and staff – working to empower communities in need and create positive change in the world.

Established in 2010, we are a member of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW); a leading international charity made up of 14 national members – Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Mauritius, Middle East, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, the UK and US – united by a shared vision, mission and identity.

The Role
Islamic Relief Australia is looking for an enthusiastic and professional intern to work with our Marketing and Communications team. The successful applicant will assist with all aspects of our communications including the planning, strategy and execution of all fundraising campaigns across traditional and digital platforms. You will be responsible for managing our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.) as well as drafting and editing content. You should be able to work independently, be creative and enjoy taking ownership of tasks and projects. This internship is ideal for anyone keen to start a career in the communications space.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Marketing/PR/Communications undergraduate degree (current or complete)

  • Motivation to learn and engage with the work of Islamic Relief Australia

  • Excellent copywriting skills with attention to detail, experience writing for social media desirable

  • Strong planning, organisation and time management skills

  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds with confidence and respect

  • Ability to work well in a collaborative environment while successfully managing tasks with minimal supervision

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Verbal and written fluency in English

  • Demonstrated passion for international aid and development work

  • The ability to commit to one-two full days a week for a period of three months

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Gain some valuable workplace experience in internal and external communications, developing engaging content across Islamic Relief Australia’s multiple platforms;

  • Assist in the development of Islamic Relief Australia’s communications strategy and help increase brand awareness in the community;

  • Improve your understanding of international aid and development work; and

  • Make a valuable contribution to Islamic Relief Australia’s small Marketing and Communications team!



The Islamic Relief Australia Fundraising and Community Relations Department will recruit one intern per quarter. Each intern is closely coached and supported to fulfil a professional development plan. As a non-profit organisation, our intern positions are not remunerated, but a small daily allowance is paid for “out-of-pocket” expenses. We are recruiting now for the next position expected to commence in September 2019.
To apply, please submit a CV no longer than three pages and a cover letter explaining why you would like to undertake an internship with Islamic Relief Australia.

Also to apply : please add (Comms Internship Application - to the subject line and send to HR@islamicrelief.org.au).
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Please apply ASAP