Want to be directly involved in the development of the ActNow program?
There are two ways for you to work with ActNow: as member of the 'Incubator'; and, as an ActNow Intern.
The 'Incubator' is a committee of people that give advice and get stuff done! Incubator members work in conjunction with staff to share ideas, create content, and problem solve to build ActNow to make it the site you want it to be!
Each Incubator term runs for up to 12 weeks. Each committee has about 15 people from across Australia. We communicate mostly through online forums, and there is a 2-3 day face-to-face workshop held in Sydney.
As an Incubator you will have opportunities to :
- provide feedback on ActNow and related issues
- create content
- generate and comment on new ideas for the program
- promote and market the site.
To become an Incubator member you need to be:
- aged 18-25
- able to access the internet at least once a week
- able to commit 2 hours per week to the Incubator for 12 weeks
- living in Australia
We have two incubators each year. Interested? Fill out the online form ...
Incubators receive a small honorarium to cover their internet costs. Travel, accommodation and food costs associated with the Weekend Workshop are covered by the Inspire Foundation.
Interns work in the Inspire Foundation office in Sydney as part of the ActNow team. We create internship placements that fit your needs. Placements generally involve you creating a substantial body of content for the site, working on specific marketing projects and participating in discussions and decisions that direct the programs development.
We have three internship intakes each year; Semester 1 (commencing in March) , Semester 2 (commencing in July) and Summer (commencing in December). Online internships may also be negotiated. Applications close roughly a month before the commencement date.
To become an intern you need to be:
- aged 14-25
- able to commit at least two days per week at the Inspire office in Sydney over a minimum of eight weeks.
Interns receive the same treatment and benefits as the staff of the Inspire Foundation except you don't get paid. You get a desk, computer, and all the office things needed to do your job. You participate in any collective staff development opportunities that fall during your placement; you are an integral part of team meetings and are supported to achieve the objectives set for the placement. You will eat a lot of cake.
To express you interest and be notified of upcoming roles, fill out the online form
“I learnt that there are some awesome people around who are doing really amazing things. I gained some confidence in dealing with people I didn't know. Also it opened my mind up to some issues that I didn't really think were that important. I also learnt that as young people we have so much to give and that young people have some amazing power in our community….. ….. The experience I had was great..., the workshop was really not what I was expecting. I kind of had this feeling that I wouldn't feel comfortable around people I didn't know. By the end of it I couldn't believe I had only met these people a couple of days ago. Also it was great to see how much our input really meant and as a group how much we had achieved.”
Callum (Incubator Three 2006)