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Working with Australia for UNHCR is a unique opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Work with us

Our office in central Sydney has a small team of around 40 permanent staff and numerous volunteers. We also employ a dedicated team of frontliners who work in small teams in shopping centres and street locations around Australia interacting face-to-face with potential donors to support.



Our office is deeply indebted to the fantastic work done by our volunteers and interns who provide invaluable help with various administrative tasks and research projects in the Sydney office.

We're always on the lookout for more helping hands who want to make a difference. If you would feel confident phoning donors to welcome them or ask for updated details, or undertaking administrative jobs like filing and basic processing and are able to dedicate a minimum of three hours a week for two months or more, please e-mail us your CV and availability. Please include previous volunteer experience, if any, and why you have chosen Australia for UNHCR to dedicate your time to.


We don't currently have any internships available in our office.

The UNHCR regional office in Canberra accepts interns in the Legal Protection Unit and the Public Information Unit on a competitive basis. For further information, visit their website or call 02 6260 3411.

UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva also accept interns in all units on a competitive basis. Read more information.