Australia Internships2022-05-09T16:51:04+12:00

Australia Internship Program

Our Australia Internship Program is designed to provide you with real-world experience in a dynamic country to ensure your resume stands out. The majority of our internships are in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, and involve project work as well as day-to-day operations work. However, opportunities may also be available in other locations around the country on request.

Internships are available in almost all industry sectors, including business administration, design, international trade, marketing, PR, and communications, and sports and recreation. We also offer ‘tailor-made internships’: if you come to us with something specific you’d like to do in mind, we’ll do our best to make it happen. Internships may be part-time or full-time depending on your preference.

Please note that for those not taking the program as part of a study program, your placement may not exceed 18 hours per week and must not be with a not-for-profit, NGO, or charity.

Our team will ensure that everything is arranged before you depart, and will provide a welcome orientation and ongoing support while you’re in Australia. If you have questions at any point, you can always speak to us.

Key Details

  • Internships available in nearly all fields, excluding medicine

  • Start dates every Wednesday between the third week of January and the last week of November

  • Placements in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and other locations on request

  • Placement durations from 4 – 40 weeks and may be part-time (16 hours per week) or full-time (40 hours per week), or as required to satisfy specific university requirements or schedule

  • Airport transfers, Arrival Packages and Accommodation services available on request

Internship Fields

Business

Business Administration

Design

Education

International Trade

Information Technology

Marketing and Communications

NGO, Not for Profit and Charity

Sports and Recreation

Travel and Tourism

Tailor-made internships

Application Process

We’ve made this as simple as we can. Firstly, start your application here. You’ll receive an email with the next steps to complete your application, upload the required documents (resume, letter of motivation, reference letters, pictures etc) and agree to our terms of service. After you’ve paid your deposit you’ll then be prompted to book your Zoom consultation with one of our Placement Supervisors.

After your application has been processed we’ll seek out a suitable Internship placement for you. You’ll receive a program confirmation, pay your outstanding program fees and hold any additional Zoom/Skype interviews with host organisations as required. We’ll then send you your placement details and you will be ready to start your journey.

If you’re travelling from out of town or overseas, once you’ve received your placement details you then need to book your travel and let us know your arrival dates/times so we can send you your custom travel itinerary and arrival package details. It’s then time to pack your bags!

Internship FAQs

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!

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

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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