With an Internship, you can apply your classroom studies to the real world. This can also help you find the right career fit, as well as provide beneficial experience for future resumes and job applications. Our Program is to assist young people to positively engage in and maintain their participation in education, training and employment. These programs assist young people to develop a vision for their future and provide support to achieve their education, training and career goals.

We also provide the opportunity for businesses to source interns through our placement programs. The programs target current students and recent graduates and aim to equip them with professional skills that ensure a successful transition to the workforce. From an employer’s perspective, they are happy if you have done any work before or if you’ve worked in a nine-to-five environment anywhere. But if you have relevant experience, then that puts you well ahead of other applicants. It’s a very competitive job market!

Hiring interns can be exceptionally beneficial to companies in any field of industry.

  • Student interns are motivated and bring increased productivity.  They are young, fresh, and willing to prove themselves. Interns commit to tasks and work hard at completing them quickly and efficiently. Interns are able to work on a variety of projects with enthusiasm.
  • Increase productivity. Interns can relieve overwork. They are available throughout the year and can be crucial additions to accomplish what needs to be done. Interns can act as support to the existing staff.
  • New ideas and perspectives. Interns bring with them the knowledge and skills learned through education. They have new ideas, insights, and processes that will benefit the workforce and work environment of the company.
  • Find future employees. Internships are a great way to bring in possible future employees. Internships offer a trial period in which the employer is able to assess the skills of an intern without the full commitment of an employee. A successful intern can be a successful employee that grows the company.
  • Improve leadership and supervisory skills. Through the mentoring of interns the staff develops skills in being leaders and supervisors. Having an intern benefits both the intern and the company through mutual education and the building of essential skills.
  • Internships give the employer the opportunity to shape and mold the skills most sought after for the company. Since they are young and still studying they haven’t had the chance to develop unwanted working habits.
  • Test-drive the talent. Cut-down on recruitment costs and risks. Potential interns might like to stay; your company will already know the interns qualities and history by the time full employment is up for discussion, which reduces risks of hiring unknown candidates.
  • Give back to the community. By hiring interns companies are helping to promote and benefit the educational system.
  • Take advantage of low-cost labor. Interns are inexpensive, their salaries are significantly lower than staff employees, and sometimes they are even willing to work at no cost. Moreover, while their wage requirements are modest, they’re among the most highly motivated members of the workforce.
  • Support students. For a student it is highly beneficial to do an Internship in order to gain experience, develop skills, strengthen their resumes, learns about a field and to assess their interest and abilities.
  • Offering a paid internship is particularly beneficial, because it enables economically disadvantaged students to participate.

What is an Internship?

  • An internship is an unpaid training period in the area of your choice.
  • It is a custom designed program at a company to suit your specific needs. We will design an internship to give you the precise experience that you require.
  • It is a period of training where you will gain some invaluable experience in your area of interest.
  • It is a period where you will be training with industry professionals in your area of interest.
  • It is a training period where you will get to experience the environment of training in your area of interest.
  • All companies are reputable and have been vetted by our staff.
  • Many companies have experience in dealing with international interns.
  • You will always have an immediate supervisor at the company that will be responsible for your training.
  • It is your first step in getting some practical experience.
  • It is a great alternative to sitting in the classroom – get out there, have fun, and build your resume as you go!!!!!

Choose from any of the following fields or specify and we will match your request with a suitable organisation:

Accounting, Aged Care and Child Care, Agriculture, Architecture, Arts, Banking and Finance, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science, Forestry, Government, Graphic Design, Health, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Resources, Information Technology, Law and Politics, Linguistics, Sales and Marketing, Media and Journalism, Marine Science, Photography, Political studies, Retail, Sociology, Sport, Telecommunications… plus many more

Why do an Internship?

Internationalise your resume/CV
Gain valuable experience within your field
Obtain credit for your existing studies
Develop workplace English skills
Form alliances with international companies
Gain recognition within your profession
Improve your career opportunities
Develop an appreciation for the Australian work ethic and labour procedures

Requirements

  • A completed Internship Application form with AUD$500 deposit.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae, by email.

  • Statement of work experience objectives and how the work experience relates to current studies or occupation, by email.

  • Details of the completed or current studies with academic results from your university.

  • Evidence of financial support or training wage. This may be included in the home university letter, the training body letter or as a separate document. A rough guide is AUD$1000 per month.

  • Evidence of your medical, accident, travel and personal liability insurance.

    A high level of English language proficiency is required prior to commencing your work placement.

Additional Requirements for Paid Hospitality Internships

  • Must have studied at least 1 year in a course which relates to the hospitality industry
  • Must not have more than 2 years of work experience in the hospitality industry

Insurance

All participants completing an internship in Australia are required to have medical, accident, travel and personal liability insurance for the duration of their internship.

Prior to commencing your internship you will have to supply evidence of your insurance coverage – in English!

English

All interns are required to have sufficient English language skills for effective workplace communication.

A guide to the required language level for Interns is TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6 – for more information, please contact us.

We encourage non-native speakers of English to consider an English language program to assist with preparing you for success in the workplace.

The opportunity to travel and work abroad will extend and prepare you for a highly competitive global market where advanced language skills will be a great asset.

Throughout the English and Internship Program you will interact with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.

Accommodation

We want you to enjoy your stay in Australia and we are happy to assist with your accommodation arrangements. Following are brief descriptions of the accommodation options available to you:

We recommend homestay as a great personal introduction and welcome to the daily life in Australia. Living with an Australian family will give you a unique insight into the culture and values of our country and assist in preparing you for the business environment.

All homestay families are carefully selected and keen to ensure you enjoy your visit to Australia. After indicating your homestay preferences, Australian Internships will take the time to make sure that you have a homestay provided to meet your specific needs.

The fees for homestay vary and are influenced by your choice of location however please refer to the price section of this website for details on the homestay rates.

Many interns prefer to find their own accommodation but they still ask us to arrange initial accommodation for their arrival. Several inexpensive and safe hostels are available in each location. Prices start from AUD$18 per night or AUD$125 per week. Specific information will be supplied at your request.
Share accommodation is available in most locations. Many visitors choose to share flats or units with other Australian students or young singles and this option is popular for the independent interns who enjoy their own space. We strongly advise that you take the time to meet and view the premises for a share option after your arrival as they will vary quite dramatically, as will the people providing the accommodation.