The Don Dunstan Foundation is supported by the University of Adelaide and Flinders Universities and, as part of our work to help inspire action for a fairer world, we seek to provide opportunities for students of these two universities to put into practice what they are learning in their courses.

We are always on the lookout for students to do internships and work experience placements in our Grenfell St office and are open to a variety of disciplines across all faculties in the University of Adelaide and Flinders University. Our preference is for internships to be undertaken for course credit. The areas interns and work experience students can work on include all aspects of the Don Dunstan Foundation’s work. Commencement and duration of internships can be discussed upon contact.

A short list of the current available intern projects for Semester 1, 2019 includes:

  • Research projects/Creating a Dunstan Briefs document
  • Event Planning/Marketing
  • Annual Report content writer
  • We are always on the look out for graphic design students with InDesign and Photoshop skills

If you are interested please contact us at and include your name, year level, course of study and any thoughts you have on the projects you are interested in and what skills you would like to develop.

We look forward to hearing from you!


‘I thoroughly enjoyed my internship at the Don Dunstan Foundation. My communication and problem solving skills have significantly increased and I have been exposed to so many new social enterprise concepts. DDF has a great workplace culture and all of the staff and volunteers have been so welcoming and helpful. I would encourage everyone with a passion for social justice to volunteer.’

Ashleigh Jones, 2018 Marketing and Events Intern

‘This internship has been very valuable for me as it has drawn on the existing skills and knowledge I already had, but also taught me many other things. I now feel even more prepared to join the workforce once I graduate and look forward to future opportunities.’

Mai Nguyen, 2018 Research and Events Intern

I initially sought out this opportunity with the intention to broaden my skill set and gain experience working in a professional environment. Not only have I have achieved this, but I have also worked with both amazing staff and volunteers. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Foundation and encourage all those who are interested to apply.’

Connie Tran, 2017 Summer Intern

Interning for the Don Dunstan Foundation was such a valuable experience for me. Conducting an in-depth research project with the support of such an esteemed organisation as an undergraduate was truly a rare opportunity and I’m so glad I got to experience it. Even now that I’ve finished, I’ve got a lasting connection to the foundation and am eager to keep this up through volunteering and fighting for a fairer world.’

Dani-elle McManus, 2016 Research Intern