The TR Foundation seeks interns and volunteers for 10-week program

Volunteer / intern placements in not-for-profit Foundation based in Fremantle

The organisation

The TR Foundation was established in 2016 as an avenue for assisting Traditional Owner groups to fulfil their cultural and community development aims. The Foundation currently supports Traditional Owner groups to return to country, record important cultural sites and express cultural information through community arts practice (read about our current project here). Partnerships with other not-for-profit organisations see the organisation engaged in Aboriginal sites preservation and Indigenous land management programs in the Pilbara region in remote Indigenous Protected Areas and National Parks.

The role

The TR Foundation seeks EOIs from prospective volunteers/interns for a 10 week program from mid-January – March to assist with day-to-day activities to support the Foundation’s mission. The role is highly flexible, allowing for a 1-2 day (12-15 hour) engagement per week. Activities include:

  • Sourcing funding opportunities
  • Project planning
  • Grant writing
  • Building cultural databases
  • Assisting in ethnographic and historical research at State Library
  • Data entry
  • Academic research proposals

Where possible this role will culminate in an opportunities to participate in the on-ground facilitation of community development projects, which will involve working for brief periods (max 5 days) within remote Aboriginal communities.

The successful candidate

We are looking for candidates who are currently/have been engaged in tertiary studies in the following courses: community development, anthropology, archaeology, environmental sciences and social science. You will be enthusiastic, have personal initiative and a strong planning and written communication skills. Experience in administrative roles, social research and project management will be highly regarded.

Potential opportunities arising from participation

Internships have been organised previously with universities to ensure hours contributed to the Foundation are credited towards actual university units. Where this is not possible, the position would be voluntary. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn on-ground heritage management skills such as GPS, GIS and mapping, site recording, and applied archaeological and ethnographic research methods.

Candidates who perform well in the role may be considered for ongoing employment opportunities within the TR Foundation and among the Foundation’s partners. This would be a great opportunity for a potential work pathway into the not-for-profit and Aboriginal heritage sectors. All successful completions will be provided will a professional reference highlighting their involvement and skill development.

Please email a covering letter confirming your availability and skills, and your CV to [email protected]

TR volunteers assist with return to country arts trips