Design Internship Australia2022-04-06T11:28:38+12:00

Design Internships

Australia

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Design internships in Australia involve contributing towards design projects for an organisation or initiative – that is, using your creativity to communicate certain objectives with images, symbols, and typography. These internships are a great way for those interested in aesthetics to gain real-world insight into the design industry.

Typical design industries include graphic design, print and web design, packaging, fashion and interior design, user experience (UX), animation, and multimedia.

Placements are primarily made in Sydney and Melbourne but are possible in other cities when requested or when opportunities do not exist in these locations. Remote Design Internships are also available. Placements range from 4 – 40 weeks depending on the visa requirements and university requirements. If you require a shorter or a longer internship please make a special request in your application form. Internships may be either part time (starting at 16 hours per week) or full time (up to 40 hours per week). Most internship placements are Monday to Friday however some hosts may require some assistance on evenings and weekends.

What’s Included?

  • Online interview

  • Placement Supervisor

  • Placement agreement

  • Orientation

  • Travel & local advice

  • Social community

  • 24-hour support service

  • Certificate of completion

Design Internship Tasks May Include

  • Assisting in the design of print or digital advertisements

  • Assisting with the design of fashion garments or interiors

  • Updating newsletters and websites

  • Taking part in brainstorming sessions and meetings

  • Being a part of the creative process from client demands to product delivery

  • Adjusting designs to suit client requirements

  • Using software to execute designs

  • Working with designers, printers, programmers, developers, and technicians

  • Building strong relationships and creating value for clients
  • Helping with public relations, copywriting, client follow-up, and events

Design Internship Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a related undergraduate degree (or a higher degree)

  • Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to prioritise workloads

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English with clients/co-workers

  • Creative flair

  • Proficient with relevant design applications (e.g. InDesign, CAD, MS Office); some placements may be limited to those with particular software knowledge

  • Willingness to assist in other non-design areas of the business

  • 4 weeks minimum, 52 weeks maximum (12-20 weeks recommended)

  • Available for multiple digital interviews as required

  • University papers to define that the internship is a part of your program of study in your home; NB part-time volunteer opportunities in NGOs, charities, and not-for-profits may be available for those not in tertiary education

  • A work and holiday (subclass 462) or working holiday (subclass 417) visa

  • Criminal background check

  • Completed online application form and uploaded documents (resume, motivation letter, references)

What visa do i need to take an internship in New Zealand?2022-04-04T12:10:52+12:00

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia you may need an NZeTa visa, visitor visa, student visa, work visa, or working holiday visa to participate in placement, Please see our visas section for more information.

How long will it take to get to my internship in New Zealand?2022-04-04T12:15:18+12:00

In Auckland, host organisations are located all over the city, so your travel time will depend on where you live. However, we aim to keep travel time as short as possible, and if you book accommodation via INTERNeX, we’ll ensure that your travel time is no longer than an hour each way (which is an average Auckland commute).  Outside of Auckland, travel times tend to be shorter than an hour.

Can i earn course credit for my internship in New Zealand?2022-04-04T12:15:35+12:00

In short, yes. We can make all internship placements are made in accordance with any requirements your university has. You should check with your university or faculty head that your placement can receive course credit and whether your university has any requirements you must meet – e.g. number of hours worked; length of placement etc. We’ll take these into account when we make your placement.

Any students from our local or international partner universities will automatically get course credit applied on successful completion of your placement and submission to your University. If your University is not a partner of INTERNeX we are happy to provide any feedback or ensure reporting standards that are required for your University.

Will i get time off during my internship in New Zealand?2022-04-04T12:15:34+12:00

Internships do not usually have a built-in holiday break, however we can arrange these on a case-by-case basis. If you have a set holiday date (as many local university and study abroad students do) or you have family visiting, for example, let us know during the interview process and we’ll arrange this time off with your host organisation when we negotiate your placement. Remember also, that once your placement agreement is in place, you’ll know your expected hours to be working and can plan your weekly time-off away around this.

If you’ve booked accommodation with INTERNeX, please note that you are not entitled to refunds on your accommodation fees if you are not staying in the accommodation during your any break from the placement. For this reason, we recommend you take holidays either before your internship starts or after it ends.

We’re partnered with several local travel organisations so you can book a travel package within New Zealand before you depart your home country and will discuss travel plans and options in your initial consultation and can book these for you when you confirm your arrival and departure dates.

What hours do i attend my internship in New Zealand?2022-04-04T12:15:48+12:00

We offer both full-time (up to 40 hours per week) and part-time internships (as few as 16 hours per week), so you can manage your internship around your studies and other commitments. Your weekly hours will depend on your preferences, the needs of your host organisation, and any requirements your university might have.

What will my internship tasks be in New Zealand?2022-04-04T12:18:09+12:00

Your activities and/or projects during your internship will all be clearly outlined in your placement agreement. These will be in accordance with your preferences, your host organisation’s projects at the time, and any requirements your university may have. In general, you’ll have a range of tasks. You’ll start with fairly simple things, but as your internship progresses and your confidence in the role develops, you’ll be given more responsibilities and complex tasks.

How is my internship selected in New Zealand?2022-04-04T12:18:09+12:00

We’re dedicated to choosing the right placement for you – one where you’ll be comfortable but also challenged in all the right ways. We carefully select your internship based on factors such as your individual background and experience, your level of English, and the length of your stay.

After you apply for our internship program, you’ll be assigned a placement supervisor, whom you’ll meet via a video conferencing tool. In this meeting, you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have about the program and voice any preferences you have. Following the meeting, your supervisor will start your placement search and find a suitable organisation to host you.

You may need to have an interview or two with your potential host organisation, which your supervisor will organise.

Once we’ve found the perfect organisation for you, we’ll send you a placement agreement outlining some key information about your internship, such as your tasks and responsibilities.

What is the duration of an internship in New Zealand?2022-04-04T12:18:22+12:00

Our internships generally last between 4 and 24 weeks, although longer placements can be made if your university requires it.

An internship of 4-8 weeks is usually long enough to observe and participate in an organisation’s basic processes, learn about its business philosophy, and begin helping out on various projects.

An internship of 8-16 weeks is usually enough time to participate in and start to master basic business processes, to become an integral part of the team, and to start managing your own projects and becoming involved with larger team projects.

An internship of 16+ weeks allows you to master business processes and even start improving those processes, to become a fundamental part of the team, and to take on more complex projects both independently and as part of a team.

What organisations can i be placed with in New Zealand?2022-04-04T12:18:40+12:00

We offer internships in private, public, government, non-government, charity, and not-for-profit organisations.

Each of our placements has specific requirements, and we’ll place you depending on your individual background, experience, level of English, and length of stay. In most cases, you’ll need to have an interview or two with your prospective host organisation.

What is an internship in New Zealand?2022-04-04T12:18:38+12:00

An internship is a period of supervised, unpaid, practical  training or experience for qualified students and professionals. It can take place remotely or onsite within an organisation and is a time-limited, not permanent, role.

What’s in it for you? A taste of real-world experience in your chosen academic or professional field, giving you a leg up on your peers.

Why should I choose Internex?2022-07-14T18:00:40+12:00

The team at Internex have worked in the youth education and travel industry for over 20 years, so we know how to make your overseas experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible.  Our team have all lived, worked, and studied overseas and know firsthand the challenges of moving to a new country and will be there to support you every step of the way. 

We’ll make sure you know what to expect and how to prepare, we’ll take care of any practical difficulties you may have, and our local representatives will ensure you are happy and looked after while you’re away. 

Internex is also dedicated to providing the best quality programs at affordable prices. Accommodation and meals (where included) make up the bulk of a program’s cost. Remaining fees are for our local representatives who ensure you’re taken care of in every country we represent.

We meet all our participants on Zoom or in person to learn more about them.  We personally visit our hosts to ensure the highest standards and when you live with one of our hosts in homestays or farmstay we collect criminal records and have them complete an application form to ensure they understand the expectations of our participants. 

We are not a search engine, we are real people that ensure this real experience is as good as it can be and all stakeholders are satisfied with the outcome.

We want you to be safe and happy while you learn and have fun abroad!

How long is the internship?2022-04-04T13:44:41+12:00

Our internships generally last between 4 and 24 weeks, although longer placements can be made if your university requires it. 

An internship of 4-8 weeks is usually long enough to observe and participate in an organisation’s basic processes, learn about its business philosophy, and begin helping out on various projects.

An internship of 8-16 weeks is usually enough time to participate in and start to master basic business processes, to become an integral part of the team, and to start managing your own projects and becoming involved with larger team projects.

An internship of 16+ weeks allows you to master business processes and even start improving those processes, to become a fundamental part of the team, and to take on more complex projects both independently and as part of a team.

 

Click here for more information about our application and placement process

More FAQ’s

Internex provides the following additional services; 

  • Pre-departure support
  • Flights and visa assistance
  • Insurance booking
  • 3 night Arrival Package
  • Airport transfer
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Hostel accommodation
  • Multiple placement bookings

Additional services can be added to your booking during the application process.

What visa do I need to take the internship Australia Program?2022-04-04T11:59:32+12:00

You will need either a working holiday (subclass 417) visa or a work and holiday (subclass 462) visa.

Can I get course credit for the internship in Australia?2022-04-04T12:01:36+12:00

In short, yes. We can make all internship placements are made in accordance with any requirements your university has. You should check with your university or faculty head that your placement can receive course credit and whether your university has any requirements you must meet – e.g. number of hours worked; length of placement etc. We’ll take these into account when we make your placement.

Will I get time off during my internship in Australia?2022-04-04T12:01:54+12:00

Usually, internships do not have a built-in holiday break. However, we can arrange these on a case-by-case basis. If you have a set holiday date (as many local university and study abroad students do) or you have family visiting, for example, please let us know during the interview process and we’ll arrange this time off with your host organisation when we negotiate your placement. Remember also that once your placement agreement is in place, you’ll know your expected hours of work and can plan your time away around this.

Please note that if you’ve booked accommodation you won’t get refunds on your accommodation fees if you take time off during your internship. For this reason, we recommend you take holidays either before your internship starts or after it ends. We’re partnered with several local travel organisations so you can book a travel package within Australia – or beyond – before you depart your home country. You can book these here.

We can also provide advice about how long you’ll need to see the country or any particular region before you depart. Additionally, we can advise you about any local tours or weekly/monthly events arranged by our partners that you may be interested in.

What will my internship tasks be in Australia?2022-04-04T12:02:07+12:00

Your activities and/or projects during your internship will all be clearly outlined in your placement agreement. These will be in accordance with your preferences, your host organisation’s projects at the time, and any requirements your university may have. In general, you’ll have a range of tasks. You’ll start with fairly simple things, but as your internship progresses and your confidence in the role develops, you’ll be given more responsibilities and complex tasks.

What hours do I attend my host organisation in Australia?2022-04-04T12:02:21+12:00

We offer both full-time (up to 40 hours per week) and part-time internships (as few as 15 hours per week), so you can manage your internship around your studies and other commitments. Your weekly hours will depend on your preferences, the needs of your host organisation, and any requirements your university might have. 

If you’re not undertaking your internship as part of your program of study, the maximum number of hours you can work per week is 18.

How long will it take me to get to my internship in Australia?2022-04-04T12:07:13+12:00

We do our best to make sure your travel time is as short as possible. Your maximum commute time on public transport will be up to 60 minutes each way.

What is the ideal duration of an internship placement in Australia?2022-04-04T12:05:33+12:00

Our internships generally last between 4 and 24 weeks, although longer placements can be made if you have particular requirements.

An internship of 4-10 weeks is usually long enough to observe and participate in an organisation’s basic processes, learn about its business philosophy, and begin helping out on various projects.

An internship of 10-20 weeks is usually enough time to participate in and start to master basic business processes, to become an integral part of the team, and to start managing your own projects and becoming involved with larger team projects.

An internship of 20+ weeks allows you to master business processes and even start improving those processes, to become a fundamental part of the team, and to take on more complex projects both independently and as part of a team.

What organisations can I be placed with for my internship in Australia?2022-04-04T12:07:00+12:00

We offer internships in private, public, government, non-government, charity, and not-for-profit organisations.

Each of our placements has specific requirements, and we’ll place you depending on your individual background, experience, level of English, and length of stay. In most cases, you’ll need to have an interview or two with your prospective host organisation.

If you’re a current student and the internship forms part of your studies, you can undertake an internship for the duration required by your institution. However, if your internship will NOT form part of your studies, you may only intern for up to 18 hours per week with an NGO, not-for-profit, or charity organisation.

What is an internship in Australia?2022-04-04T12:07:31+12:00