Local and international NGO’s welcome students individually or for group projects that can make a difference to not only the people they serve, but the organisation itself. NGO’s run on limited funds and are always seeking volunteers that bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm, not to mention much needed discipline specific skills.
In the past, volunteers have commonly been from the fields of international relations, law, politics, community development and international studies, or health practitioners, however NGO’s also require business, marketing and communications majors, web developers and information systems students, and teachers.
What They Said
“This was an absolutely amazing opportunity; I cannot speak highly enough of how much I feel I have personally gained from this experience, and how much I wish I could have stayed longer to contribute back further to these amazing people.
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This internship appealed to me as an opportunity to go beyond my comfort zones, and test my skills I’ve gained from university in a real world setting. While I have travelled a little, I was really looking for a placement that would give me great immersion and exposure to a culture …”
Bachelor of International Studies & Law, Deakin University
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