Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding way of contributing and engaging with our work at first hand, both in Australia and in the countries where we operate. We are keen to hear from people with specific skills or expertise that can contribute to our programs and work in areas of research or in-country capacity building, as well as general volunteers for help with our community and fundraising activities.
SHARING YOUR SKILLS AND TIME
The areas where we seek help are:
- Teacher training
- School management
- Policy writing
- Project management
- Finance management / treasury
- Project management construction
- General helping out at/for fundraising and events
- Fundraising and grants
Internships / Work Placements
FONA has a limited number of internship places available each year for students and graduates looking to deepen their knowledge and apply their skills both in Australia and overseas. Internships are for a duration of between 2 weeks to 3 months, and provide an opportunity to gain exposure to business and research leaders in their field and gain new experiences.
Partnering with FONA and the local community has been a life-changing opportunity. I have so much love for the community.
- Shreeya Pandey, FONA intern
Architect Intern 2016
Ramin worked with the Australian lead architect and design team on the master plan for FONA’s first applied learning and technology hub in Nepal and co-facilitated the design think tank with experts from Melbourne University.
Law Intern 2016
Prue completed her Macquarie University PACE Internship working with FONA’s legal team to set up FONA’s governance platform, drafting local and international contracts, project proposals and Memoranda of Understanding.
Duration: 6 months.
Law Intern 2017
Shreeya volunteered with FONA for 2 weeks in Nepal. She worked with the Ministry of Women learning about women’s rights issues in Nepal and visited the village where she ran mentoring workshops with female students.