Internships and Volunteering

At Fairtrade, our volunteers, interns and staff work hard to improve lives through fairer trade practices. Search below to find out what positions and volunteer opportunities are available near you.

New Zealand

Strategic Partnerships Intern 

The two main objectives of the Strategic Partnerships intern programme are to provide opportunities for students or recent graduates to gain practical experience in an interdisciplinary and international working environment while contributing towards the outputs of Fairtrade ANZ, and to gain an understanding of the role of diplomatic alliance building in the attainment of Fairtrade ANZ’s goals. Based in Auckland, the Strategic Partnerships Intern will provide support to the Strategic Partnership Manager to maintain existing relationships with strategic partners; identify opportunities for new alliances with industry and sector organisations that support the economic and social development of Pacific smallholders.

Read the full job description here

Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to Amy Child at by 19th March 2018.

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There are currently no volunteer positions or internships available.

Please keep a lookout on this page for any future positions or sign up to our Australia newsletter.


We welcome applications from international volunteers, but we regret that we are unable to assist non-NZ / non-Australian residents with visa applications, flight costs or accommodation. 

You may also wish to consider volunteering with Fairtrade International.


Some general points about volunteering

Our offices are based in Docklands, Melbourne, and Takapuna, Auckland.

The type of work available is rarely suitable for volunteers to carry out from home.

Internship positions require a minimum commitment of one half-day per week for three months and may vary depending on the project or the requirements set by your university. Volunteer positions are negotiated on a case by case basis, depending on the project.

We refund expenses that are agreed by your supervisor and incurred outside of normal travel to and from the office.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.