Opening: Event Marketing Coordinator

Australian Progress is seeking a driven individual to lead marketing and recruitment for Progress 2017, Australia’s premier social change conference, to be held for a third time at Melbourne Town Hall in June.

You will be responsible for the event’s success by ensuring all of the right people from across civil society attend these game-changing two days.

Details here (Applications close 27 Nov 2016)

Opening: Event Content and Impact Manager

Australian Progress is seeking a driven and experienced social change-maker to lead content programming, speaker liaison, and impact partnerships for Progress 2017, Australia’s premier social change conference. Progress will be held for a third time at Melbourne Town Hall in June.

You will be responsible for delivering an inspiring agenda of speakers, workshops and other sessions, and work closely with the Executive Director to develop partnerships and projects that leverage the event for maximum, longer-term environmental and social impact.

Details here (Applications close 27 Nov 2016)

Opening: Structured Internship (unpaid)

Australian Progress is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to building the advocacy capacity of Australian civil society. Through our conferences, training programs and other initiatives, we are building a community of thousands of connected, capable and courageous campaigners winning on their issues.

We have a small staff team of some of Australia’s leading campaigners, and we are now looking to offer 4-6 structured internship places over 2015-2016.

The internships are designed to contribute to our mission while also providing opportunities for individuals new to the advocacy/campaigning field, current students (including those who require a work placement), and recent graduates looking for work experience.

The experience

As part of the internship, you will:

  • Help run Australian Progress’ projects, including our conferences, fellowship programs, and online learning network — through a mix of administrative, research and logistical work.
  • Be given responsibility for executing on a project.
  • Be provided with a supervisor, either Nick Moraitis or Rebecca Wilson
  • Work alongside other interns and staff in a collegiate manner
  • Co-develop a learning plan, including being provided with a reading list
  • Be provided free participation at all of Australian Progress’ conferences in calendar years 2015 and 2016, including those after your internship is complete.
  • Help organise and take part in one of our intensive trainings – such as our Intensive Fellowship program (in Brisbane or Perth), or our Digital Bootcamp (in Melbourne).


The internship is on an unpaid, voluntary basis. All expenses, including phones, necessary travel, etc will be paid.

The internships are based in our Sydney (preferred) office, or virtually in Melbourne (a least one of our staff members are in Melbourne 1-2 days a week).

  • 1-2+ days a week with 6 month minimum commitment
  • 3+ days a week with 3 month minimum commitment.
  • 5 days a week with 1 month minimum commitment

(The day to commitment ratio is designed to ensure we can provide you with a useful and rewarding set of tasks aligned with our workflow.

To apply

Applications will be received and accepted on a rolling basis; there is no specific deadline.

Please send an email to

Include a short 1-2 page CV as an attachment (alternatively, send us the link to your LinkedIn profile). In the body of the email, include your name, and a short 1 paragraph answer to the following questions:

1. Why are you interested in completing an internship at this stage.

2. Why are you specifically interested in interning with Australian Progress

Any inquiries

Please write to Nick Moraitis –
We would be happy to talk about whether the internship is right right for you.