International Opportunities

United Nations

The United Nations is an international organisation committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights, and finding solutions to a host of global problems

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The UNHCR is the UN’s primary body for dealing with refugee issues. It is mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.

Internship information

International Organisations for Migration

The International Organsation for Migration is an intergovernmental organisation established in 1951. It is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

Australian Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation with millions of volunteers in 186 countries. Within Australia, the Red Cross has 60,000 members and volunteers committed to offering practical assistance in times of conflict or natural disaster.

International Careers

Care Australia

CARE is an international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring about lasting change to their communities. We are a non-religious and non-political Australian charity, working together with communities to provide emergency relief and address the underlying causes of poverty.


RedR Australia

RedR Australia provides emergency assistance to communities devastated by conflict or major natural disasters by selecting, training and providing competent and effective personnel to humanitarian relief programs worldwide.

Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières was founded in 1971 by a small group of doctors and journalists who believed that all people should have access to emergency medical relief.

The Australian section of Médecins Sans Frontières was established in 1994, and it is currently fully funded by private donors. Every year around one hundred Australians and New Zealanders are sent to, and supported in the field by the Sydney office.

Careers and volunteer work

There are many other International Organisations offering opportunities to volunteer or apply for internships. Also watch our website for up and coming events with global organisations.