Media & Communications Intern at International Social Service (ISS)

Media & Communications Intern at International Social Service (ISS)

Recommended Disciplines: Master of Communications & Media Studies

Intake: Semester 1, 2019

Duration: 1-2 days per week (144 hours)

Location: Melbourne CBD

ISS Australia is an independent non-government organisation (NGO) providing a range of social work and legal casework services to families and children separated across international borders, as the Australian arm of the global ISS network, established in 1924 and now represented in over 100 countries worldwide. While principally a service delivery organisation, ISS Australia also engages in advocacy(particularly on child rights), research and training related to our areas of interest and expertise. We currently have 23 paid staff working across two main offices (Melbourne and Sydney). For further information please refer to our website:

Intern duties may include:

– In collaboration with staff, utilise ISS Australia’s social media outlets to promote our services, expertise and mission

– Develop new content for ISS Australia’s website/s on a range of topics including projects, services and current events

– Develop a database or contact list of current Australian media outlets (particularly Melbourne and Sydney)

– Develop a simple media “kit” on key points for ISS Australia staff in speaking to or engaging with media

– Develop several in-depth articles / stories on topics relevant to ISS Australia and seek coverage in a range of media outlets

– Other media-related duties as agreed with the Executive Director

Key attributes of the intern:

– Knowledge of, experience in or a strong commitment to the work of the not-for-profit sector is essential

– Ability to take initiative and progress tasks with intermittent direction

Please apply for APG5044 Professional Internship.

For more information please contact the WIL team.