Life After School

Interships & Volunteering

Internships and volunteer positions are a great way to learn about possible interests or careers, especially if you’re not sure what you want to do.

While there are some paid internships out there, many or most are unpaid, so they’re quite similar to volunteer positions. Both internships and volunteer positions can offer invaluable experiences, giving you work experience and first-hand exposure to an industry or field of interest.

Links to help you in your journey
  • Youth Central provides some good information and how and why you should volunteer.
  • Volunteering Australia can connect with you volunteering opportunities based on your location and availability. If you want to explore volunteering internationally, both GVI  and Projects Abroad run intern and volunteer programs, globally.

Stories & advice

Jack Quick

Life after school

Not Sure
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Join the Workforce
Defence Force Australia
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Interships & Volunteering
Making the Move
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