Internships in Melbourne
With a population of 5 million (19% of the population of Australia), Melbourne is the most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria and the the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
The majority of our interns in Melbourne have been placed in travel, tourism, IT and business internships. We have also placed in fields including media, web design, research and start-ups.
If Melbourne is your preferred placement location and you don’t see a vacancy or field that suits you, simply make an enquiry or apply for our tailor-made internship program and we’ll find something that meets your requirements.
Melbourne is home to many of Australia’s best-known landmarks including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria and the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.
Known for it’s cultural heritage, Melbourne gave rise to Australian rules football and Australian cinema, and has more recently been recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature and a global centre for street art, live music and theatre. It hosts major annual international events, such as the Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Open, and also hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Melbourne has consistently been ranked as the world’s most liveable city for most of the 2010s.
Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine Airport, is the second busiest airport in Australia, and the city’s port is the nation’s busiest seaport.
Key industries in Melbourne
The Victorian government is supporting industry sectors that will drive the economic growth and jobs and these top 6 industries include construction technologies, defence technologies, food and fibre, medical technologies and pharmaceuticals, retail and visitor/tourism economy.
There is also a thriving small business culture and Internex has placed many interns into these industries over the years, as well as in non-profits, charities and Non-Governmental Agencies.
Intern accommodation in Melbourne
We offer three kinds of accommodation: homestays, hostel residence and staff accommodation. Whichever you choose, we can promise that your accommodation will be safe, comfortable, and no more than 60 minutes’ commute from your internship location (a standard commute time in Melbourne).
In homestay accommodation, you’ll live with one of our registered host families in their home. You’ll have access to your own private bedroom, a shared bathroom and kitchen, and utilities including wifi. Breakfast and dinner will be provided, and you’ll be expected to help out with cooking and cleaning. Homestay accommodation is a great option for travellers wanting to get to know some locals and experience the culture and lifestyle of Australians from the inside.
Hostel accommodation involves living in a downtown hostel. You’ll have your own private bedroom containing a fridge, single bed, writing table, lamp, and wardrobe. Bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared with other guests on your floor, and you’ll also have access to a communal area with a pool table, TV, and gym, as well as coin-operated laundry facilities. Hotel accommodation is perfect for those looking to have a more independent lifestyle while on placement.
Staff accommodation is usually available for anyone taking our travel and tourism training program. Accommodation is dorm shared with other staff/interns (4 – 6 pp and female only rooms available). Bathroom, kitchen and living areas are communal with other guests. Your hours of work cover your staff accommodation costs and you will live onsite at the hostel where you will carry out your training program. Living in staff accommodation is a great way to meet many new people, have no commuting costs and live an independent lifestyle while on placement.
When you book your program, you’ll be asked which kind of accommodation you would prefer. You can leave this blank if you’re already in Melbourne, or plan to find your own accommodation.