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Position Title: Communications Intern

Area: Communications

Supervisor: Communications Officer & Communications Manager, Communications

Hours: Interns are required to assist throughout the Canberra Program from 05 January - 13 January 2024. Where possible the NYSF will ask interns to arrive a day before the program commences (04 January 2024). 

Location: Australian National University, Canberra


About the Position


  • In consultation and under the direction of the NYSF Communications Team, attend various NYSF program activities, such as science visits, tours, and events;
  • Develop content for a range of identified communication tools and platforms, as agreed and as appropriate; Content may be in written form, video, still photography… or more.
  • Adhere to all NYSF Policies and Procedures, particularly those regarding Child Protection and be aware of the sensitive nature of confidential information, and any commercial in confidence information they are exposed to;
  • Be a friendly, enthusiastic presence throughout, engaging with students, staff, and volunteers about their experiences.

This role is not a student staff leadership role, however, a key stakeholder in your activities is the NYSF Student Staff Leader (Chief of Staff) for your session, in conjunction with the NYSF Communications Officer and Communications Manager, Communications.

Your role is to observe, gather information, seek comment and insight where appropriate and with agreement from the participant students and volunteers, and to prepare content for promotion accordingly.


Position requirements:

  • An interest in the NYSF and its programs, and support for the vision and mission of the organisation;
  • The ability to interact positively with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to talk with people to gain insights and their stories;
  • Awareness of the need for appropriate levels of privacy for sensitive or confidential information;
  • An interest and/or experience in programs for young people;
  • Physically able to walk moderate distances (15-30 minutes at a time), and to sit for extended periods (up to two hours).


Other requirements:

  • A current registration to work with children and/or vulnerable people that is valid in the state where the NYSF program they are assisting with is hosted. This can be obtained after selection for the internship role.
  • Have the recommended COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters as per their age and risk (


How to Apply

Applicants should fill out the attached expression of interest form (EOI) and return it via email to by Sunday 24 September 2023.


If you have any questions about the internship program, contact Emily Groves, NYSF Communications Officer at