During each fall and spring semester in the Asia-Pacific Australia program students may have the opportunity to participate in short-term voluntary internship and service learning projects. During their senior-year IRIS Program, students may also select to return to Byron Bay and undertake a semester-long internship. The following list provides a sample of potential opportunities and is subject to change:
Learn Aboriginal techniques for conserving coastal and marine ecosystems while volunteering at the Arakwal National Park in Australia.
Try out your journalism skills reporting on-air radio stories on local issues and events for Bay FM, Byron Bay’s local community radio station, or writing for the Byron Shire Echo, a weekly community-owned newspaper.
Be part of the renewable energy revolution with Enova Energy, an innovative social enterprise energy retailer that provides 100% renewable energy to its business and household customers.
Care for injured turtles and birds, and help educate the public about the dangers of plastic pollution by working with Australian Seabird Rescue.
Volunteer your time for a number of important local grassroots initiatives around homelessness, gender inequality and more with the Byron Community Centre.
Learn about all aspects of sustainable development while interning with long-established local consultancy firm Sustainable Futures.
Hone your social media, direct action and campaigning skills by volunteering with local NGO Positive Change for Marine Life.