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Local Programs Internship

Local Programs Internship

Sydney | International Aid and Development NGO | 6 months Internship Part-time
Who are we?
Islamic Relief Australia (IRAUS) works within Islamic Relief Worldwide to deliver high quality aid and development projects in line with our aims of alleviating suffering, ending poverty and addressing inequality for vulnerable people.

We are a non-proselytising, non-sectarian faith inspired NGO who provides support to individuals and communities - regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief. Our Islamic values of compassion, excellence, social justice, custodianship and sincerity inspires the work we do and informs our organisational culture.

We are a small, dynamic team based in Auburn, Western Sydney. We are proud to be an Australian NGO, and work to uphold the ACFID Code of Conduct.

We are a child-safe organisation, and require all staff to oblige by our Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Who are we looking for?
You are a self-motivated individual who has a passion to work on local development and humanitarian projects to support positive change.

You are currently undertaking, or have recently completed, graduate level studies in development, social work or a related field, with strong interest to learn and gain practical experience in project cycle management within the development sector.

You are a strong communicator who can work with a wide range of stakeholders. A key constituency of IRAUS is the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community.

You are conscientious in record keeping and proficient in Microsoft office suite and ideally have some knowledge of Office 365 applications including SharePoint.

You have an awareness and knowledge of the Islamic faith and practice and agree to work within our mission and our vision.


The Role
IRAUS Programs Department is recruiting one intern for a voluntary non-paid training period. 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. IRAUS is recruiting now for the next position expected to commence in December 2018.


The Intern can expect to work on:
  • Supporting the IRAUS Programs Team with managing a portfolio of local projects through the Project Lifecycle. This includes participating in the development and management of projects.

  • Assist with the preparation of project proposals and grant applications.

  • Assist IRAUS’ partner organisations to prepare project proposals.

  • Working with local partners in the implementation of local development and humanitarian projects. This involves developing the capacity of local organisations to manage their own projects.

  • Assist with monitoring and evaluation activities.

  • Data entry and analysis including database and dashboard development and reporting to maintain accurate records of all local projects funded by IRAUS.

  • Collaboration with Communications and Fundraising staff to provide them with accurate, high quality information about projects and issues for public dissemination.

  • Identifying, mobilising and supporting volunteers to engage in local projects, events and IRAUS activities.

  • Drafting communications materials and presentations for internal and external stakeholders, creating articles and web content about IRAUS supported projects.

  • Promoting innovation, research and experimentation within the IRAUS Team.

The Successful Candidate must have:
  • A genuine interest in developing community capacity and assisting in establishing sustainable development projects.

  • Current studies or a completed degree in development studies, social work or a related field.

  • Fluency in English with strong verbal communications and writing skills. Other language skills desirable.

  • The ability to commit to two or three full days per week at the IRAUS Sydney Office, for the minimum period of six months.

  • An awareness of Islamic values and a willingness to work within an Islamic faith inspired environment

  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office 365.



Islamic Relief (IR) promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We may conduct screening checks including working with children, criminal history and reference checks if you are selected to start with us.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to undertake an internship with Islamic Relief Australia, to hr@islamic-relief.com.au

Apply Now
Closing Date:

28th November 2018

As the next intern position is for immediate recruitment – applications will be assessed, and selection may be made before the deadline - so you are encouraged to apply early.

All applications will be acknowledged but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.