Professional Internships

Professional internships are an excellent way to gain industry-specific experience, improve your resume and ensure you stand out from other job seekers when you enter the labour market.

We provide placement opportunities in Australia, Canada and New Zealand from as few as 4 weeks to a maximum of 52 weeks (depending on visas and University requirements) . Placements may be part time (18 – 20 hours per week) or full time (35 – 40 hours per week) as requested / required.

In some locations, due to visa and labour regulations placements may only be possible with Charities, NGO’s or not for profits and there may be limits on the number of hours you can intern per week.

All internships are unpaid to ensure our local placement supervisor can secure you the best possible opportunity. If you have a working holiday visa you can take a part time internship and work part time to help finance your stay.

All placements are made in accordance with any University requirements and acceptance is only guaranteed after speaking with an Internex placement supervisor.

If you have any questions about internship programs do not hesitate to contact us

What’s Included?

  • Online interview with Placement Supervisor

  • Interview with prospective host company

  • Placement arranged prior to arrival

  • Internship Agreement

  • Visa and travel support

  • Welcome Orientation
  • Local Tours and activities

  • Accommodation options and support

  • Social community

  • 24-hour support service

  • Certificate of completion



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Professional Internship Requirements

Internship placements are available in all industry sectors (excluding human medicine) and placements are made in accordance with your experience and any University requirements.

  • Appropriate level of education: high school level (for an early childhood education or school holiday program internship), current undergraduate degree student or holder (for a primary, intermediate, or special needs school internship), current postgraduate degree student or holder (for a secondary school internship), PhD student or holder (for a tertiary institution internship)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to prioritise workload and multitask

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English with students and colleagues

  • A caring nature

  • Ability to closely follow instructions

  • Must have police record check from all countries lived in for more than 6 months

  • Must get local police check

  • 4 weeks minimum, 52 weeks maximum (10-week term recommended); 2-week programs may be possible for school holiday programs

  • Available for multiple digital interviews as required

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

“We have so much to do for the whole day. It is so nice to be here at the school taking my internship. The first two weeks in the Museum were also great! I’m so enthusiastic that I never want to go home”

Jo-Ann, GermanyPrimary School Education Internship New Zealand, January 2018