Looking to gain experience, skills and knowledge by working for a national not-for-profit organisation?

The headspace internship program may be the opportunity for you. The program will run for 12 weeks, with interns working two days per week.

There are four positions available, all based at headspace National in Melbourne CBD. You can view the position descriptions below:

Who can apply?

These positions are ideally suited to current tertiary students or recent graduates who are looking to build their skills and experience for future employment. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those with a disability, those who identify as LGBTIQA+, and people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Do I need specific skills or qualifications?

Each internship role has different requirements. Please check the position descriptions for more information.


What commitment is required?

The internship program will run for 12 weeks in the second half of 2019. Interns will work two days per week at the headspace National office, which is located in Melbourne CBD.

Interns will need to commit to the entire 12 weeks of the program, and are responsible for their own travel and any accommodation that is required.

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Are these paid internships?

Yes! Interns will be paid a rate of $20.51 per hour plus 25% casual loading ($25.64 per hour total). 


Can I apply for more than one role?

Absolutely. However, each internship requires different skills and experiences. We encourage you to read the key selection criteria in the position descriptions to see which roles would be best for you. If you decide to apply for more than one role, you will need to submit a separate application for each role.


What do I include in my application?

Your application will only be considered if you upload the following documents:

  • Your resume/CV

  • A Cover Letter

  • A response to the Key Selection Criteria (respond to each criteria separately – check out the Careers Vic website for help and an example)

See below if you’d like more information for what to include in these

More information on application documents

You will need to upload the following documents:

Cover Letter

A cover letter is a short, tailored letter that accompanies your resume and response to the key selection criteria. Your cover letter should aim to:

  • Introduce yourself and highlight your key selling points (skills, experiences or achievements)

  • Encourage your reader to learn more about you by reading your resume

Always try to address your cover letter to a specific person, rather than ‘To whom it may concern’. Your cover letter should be short and to the point. Demonstrate that you understand the job requirements, have matching skills and experiences, and that you are genuinely interested and enthusiastic about the position.



Your resume is the very first impression that you make on a prospective employer. It needs to stand out as clean, clear, and concise. You need to write about your work experience, skills, qualifications and interests. You should always tailor your resume to the role that you are applying for.

There are many websites that provide information, templates, and other resources to help you create your own unique resume. A useful tool is the interactive Resume Builder program at Skillsroad.

To see some sample resumes and cover letters, please visit the Youth Central website.

Key Selection Criteria

Your response to the key selection criteria should be provided as a separate document, with each criteria responded to individually, aim for 250 – 300 words per criteria.

To help you structure your responses, use can use the STAR method to help you respond to each criteria.  

STAR stands for:

Situation: describe your role and responsibility
Task: describe the task, project, or outcome you were required to achieve
Action: describe what you did and how you did it
Result: describe the outcome of your action

You can find some examples on how to answer the Key Selection Criteria on the Careers Vic Website.


How do I apply?

To apply for the headspace National Interns Program, you will need to upload your Cover Letter, Resume, and response to the Key Selection Criteria. If you wish to apply for more than one role, you will need to apply for each position separately.

Click here to apply for headspace youth online community hub activation project Intern role

Click here to apply for Information Technology Intern role

Click here to apply for Vocational Services Intern role

Click here to apply for the headspace Model and Centre Services Project Intern role

Applications close 9am Wednesday 17 July

Who do I contact for more information?

For general internship enquiries contact Becc brooker on 0439 306 229 or email bbrooker@headspace.org.au


Youth online community hub
activation project Intern

Dylan Hunt

Phone: (03) 9027 0114

Email: dhunt@headspace.org.au


headspace Model and Centre
Services Project Intern

Nathan Hobbs

Phone: (03) 9027 0100

Email: nhobbs@headspace.org.au


Vocational Services Intern

Ella Hewitt

Phone: (03) 9027 0177

Email: ehewitt@headspace.org.au


Information Technology Intern

Mona McCann

Phone: (03) 9027 0150

Email: MmcCann@headspace.org.au