Many ACFID Member organisations offer internship opportunities to students and recent graduates, to help build their capacity and experience in the sector.

Below is a selection of these opportunities. However, you’re also encouraged to visit the individual websites of other ACFID Members to see whether they’re offering internships at this time.


ActionAid Australia


Outreach Support Volunteer

Part Time – Remote Internship (work from home)

6 Month Minimum Engagement


The role

Are you passionate about women’s rights? Are you a people person who enjoys working with different communities? Do you enjoy getting to know new people and building relationships? Then apply to be an Outreach Support Volunteer with ActionAid Australia. Outreach Support Volunteers play a crucial role in growing ActionAid Australia’s community of activists. With a focus on recruitment and retention, Outreach Support Volunteers build the power of the network to campaign for global gender equality.

The organisation

ActionAid Australia is a women’s right organisation, working to advance the rights of women living in poverty in communities in 45 countries around the world. We work on issues such as climate justice, economic justice and women’s rights in emergencies.

For further details, please visit ActionAid Australia’s website -


Finance Intern/Volunteer

Part time - 2 days per week
Four to six months engagement

The role
The Finance Intern/Volunteer works closely with the ActionAid Australia Finance and Programs team.

Reporting to the Management Accountant, this role enables programme finances to be efficiently managed to ensure that donor funds are used properly and in accordance with ActionAid policies and procedures. This will involve working closely with ActionAid Australia’s programme team, providing support to ActionAid’s country programs where projects are being implemented, and to manage monthly financial reconciliation, budgeting, acquittals and reporting processes.

The organisation
ActionAid Australia is a women’s right organisation, working to advance the rights of women living in poverty in communities around the world. ActionAid works in more than 45 countries. ActionAid Australia’s offices are based in Surry Hills.

For further details, please visit ActionAid Australia’s website -




Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP)

Internship placements at Oxfam Australia are a fantastic opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in the sector while gaining accreditation towards the completion of relevant studies. Please note their internships are reserved for students enrolled in Australian universities only. Internships are a three-way formal agreement between Oxfam Australia, the tertiary institution and the student. They are unpaid placements and can be taken up by students at any time throughout the year.


Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity International Australia exists to provide opportunities for people living in poverty to transform their lives. With over 40 years of experience in microfinance and support services, Opportunity International Australia uses a business approach to solve poverty.

The Opportunity International Australia Internship Program offers internships at their Sydney office. The internship lasts approximately four and a half months and start at various times of the year. Internships are voluntary positions with interns responsible for their own travel, living expenses and any visa requirements. 

RedR Australia

RedR Australia relieves suffering in disasters by selecting, training and providing competent and committed personnel to humanitarian relief agencies worldwide. We are guided by our values of Accountability, Integrity, Empathy and Collaboration. An internship with RedR Australia will provide exposure to the operations of RedR Australia and insights into the humanitarian sector. RedR Australia’s internship program aims to empower junior/entry-level professionals by providing meaningful learning opportunities and opportunities to engage in hands-on tasks, equipping them with relevant skills and tools for success.

Interns will engage in various activities to strengthen their professional experience and these may support the learning outcomes as part of their university competency requirements. Opportunities for internships vary across each intake and all are undertaken at our Carlton office.

We host internships around the following months:

* February to April
* May to July
* August to October

For more detail, please visit the RedR Australia website for any current vacancies.