*Please note due to the coronavirus pandemic we are not currently taking interns or volunteers


Our internships are full-time and unpaid for one calendar month at our office in Pyrmont, Sydney. Internship hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Our intern program gives a behind the scenes, hands-on experience of what it is like to raise funds and awareness for the life-changing work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

Interns work closely with the whole team including our volunteers. As an intern, you will gain valuable experience in donor relations, fundraising campaigns, communications, retail, events management and more.

This role attracts candidates from all backgrounds, including:

  • Midwifery, nursing, medicine
  • International relations
  • Legal studies
  • Communications
  • Public health and development
  • International aid
  • Women’s rights and women’s health
  • Design and photography
  • Administration
  • Fundraising

To apply for an internship at the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation, email your CV to [email protected] along with 200 words explaining your interest in working with us.


Our volunteers are incredible people who give their time to help out in our Pyrmont fundraising office and shop. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks including customer service, data entry, shipping, event support and administration. Our volunteer community is diverse and passionate. Each volunteer plays a key role in helping to fulfil Dr Catherine Hamlin‘s vision for a fistula-free future.

Why volunteer?

  • Play a key role in helping to end obstetric fistula in Ethiopia
  • Learn new skills, and apply and expand on existing ones
  • Gain an understanding of the operations of a maternal health charity
  • Make great friends with people who share your passion

We look for volunteers who can give one day every week or every fortnight. Shifts are typically Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 3.30pm. Volunteers must be over 18. If you have any questions regarding volunteering please email us at [email protected]lin.org.au or call 02 9440 7001.

Volunteering in Ethiopia?

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is not a volunteer organisation. For this to be a sustainable organisation it should be run by Ethiopians, for Ethiopians, supporting the local economy and employment market. Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is proud to provide employment for over 550 locals across six hospitals, the Hamlin College of Midwives and Desta Mender, our rehabilitation facility.

Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation has one purpose and one purpose only: eradicating fistula. Forever.