Internships in Australia

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    Australia has the unique ability to combine sleek cosmopolitan urbanization with wide open beaches and deserts. The country is as much famed for cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, as it is for "the bush" and "the Outback." What do you get when these two conflicting landscapes come together? A country that has the second highest Human Development Index (HDI) in the world, taking into account life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living, and quality of life.

    Interning in Australia is guaranteed to be a fun and exciting experience. Not only are the opportunities endless, the culture is fascinatingly multicultural. In Australia, your time outside of the office will be just as much of a learning experience as your time in the office.

  • Top Industries

    Australia is a big country with a varied economy, increasing the chances of you finding the perfect internship that fits your career goals.

    • Environmental Science Research: Australia is known for its unique variety of wildlife and ecosystems, which makes it a great place for those interested in zoology, microbiology, and ecology. Internships can be found at different universities and research labs across Australia. The experience you gain during your research will undoubtedly enhance your resume and background for future job, research, and schooling applications.
    • Marketing and Public Relations: With internships in Australia available at top advertising, marketing, or public relations firms and departments, you will be able to expand your international work experience and knowledge. At your internship, you will learn through hands-on experience about creation, execution, evaluation, and transmission of various advertising media. Depending on your skills and interests, your tasks and projects could include promotions, sales, copywriting, or graphic design.
    • Fashion: In Australia, young and upcoming individuals in the fashion industry are welcome and celebrated. As a fashion intern in Australia, you will be exposed to a variety of tasks and projects, including merchandising, showroom prep, design, production, social media, trend research, marketing, and PR. Whatever part of the fashion industry you are trying to break into, Australia is the place to do it.
    • Information Technology: The Internet has definitely made the world a lot smaller. If you are looking into a career in computers or the web, international work experience is highly valuable. While interning in Australia, you can find opportunities for working on web design, social media, web development, programming, software updates, and systems engineering.
  • Planning Your Trip
    When and Where to Look for an Internship:

    Internships in Australia are available throughout the year and all around the country. More business-oriented internships will be found in major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. If you're interested in wildlife or environmental research, you may find an internship by the Great Barrier Reef or in Western Australia.

    Visas for Interning in Australia:

    In order to intern in Australia, you will need to obtain an Occupational Trainee Visa. This visa is specifically designated for visitors who wish to gain work experience in a structured workplace training program while in Australia. To apply for this visa, you will need your employer to sponsor and nominate you. Your employer must be a lawful Australian organization, a government agency, or foreign government organization. For more information, visit the website of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Be sure to pay close attention to the Eligibility and Obligations listed for both the sponsor and applicant.

    Cost of Living in Australia:

    With a large country such as Australia, the cost of living can vary quite a bit in different cities and parts of town. Overall, your cost of living will be higher in bigger cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth - especially in the center of these cities. On average, the rent per month for a one-bedroom apartment in the center of a large city in Australia is about AUD$1,500. On the other hand, rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the suburbs averages around AUD$1,000. Be sure to check out the Endeavour Scholarship; the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program!

    Work Culture in Australia:
    • Etiquette: Australians are known for being very down-to-earth; they value sincerity, honesty, and modesty. A sense of humor is also usually helpful in Australian society. Greetings are casual and usually consist of a handshake and a smile. While it is common for Australians to greet each other with "G'day" or "G'day mate," it may seem patronizing from foreigners. The Australian business culture is quite straightforward and direct.
    • Language: In Australia, the main language is English. However, the Australian vocabulary, slang, and accent can take some getting used to. In fact, the Australian Government has a page dedicated to the history of Australian slang. The page includes how many phrases came about and some useful links to help you while in Australia.
    • Networking: Since Australia has a relatively small population, relationship building is quite important. Networking in Australia is usually informal; it may occur during work hours or during lunch or dinner. However, there are also networking organizations such as BNI Australia and The Women's Network.
    Work and Labor Laws in Australia:

    Internships in Australia are generally known as "work experience." Be sure to watch out for unpaid internships; these are legal but must include benefits for you and commercial gain for the company, and may not last longer than certain periods of time in some regions. To fully understand the laws regarding your internship, you should visit the website of the Australian region you will be interning in.

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    Global Experiences
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    Global Experiences provides students the chance to immerse themselves in Australian culture, and gain valuable professional...
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  • Australia Internship
    The Intern Group
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    We provide successful applicants with a top internship in Australia! We offer programs for people of all backgrounds and...
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    Intern OZ arranges internship programs in all industry areas throughout Australia. We provide a full set of support services...
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  • Alliance Abroad | Paid Internships in Australia
    Alliance Abroad Group
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    Secure an internship before you depart for Australia. Alliance Abroad Group offers a variety of internships including 6-12...
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  • Arcadia Study Abroad
    With the innovative Sydney Internship Program, you will be able to earn academic credits, improve your business skills, and...
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    General Assembly
    General Assembly's unique 10-day startup bootcamp will prepare you to take an idea from concept to plan and to actual...
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    Embarking on a professional internship is a valuable and rewarding experience bringing you one step closer to getting your...
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  • General Assembly
    10 weeks Studying Digital Skills. 6 weeks Interning @ Startups/Tech. General Assembly's unique study and intern abroad...
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  • CAPA Study Abroad and Intern in Sydney
    CAPA The Global Education Network
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    Gain valuable work experience towards your career with an internship abroad. CAPA The Global Education Network has been...
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  • AIFS Australia
    AIFS' Professional Internship Australia programme offers you the opportunity to gain professional experience in the...
    10 reviews
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    ISA Internships and Service-Learning
    ISA Internships provides opportunities to gain professional and personal development, focusing on high-quality work...
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  • Travllers Worldwide Media Intern in Australia
    Travellers Worldwide
    Work with Travellers Worldwide on an international internship in Australia! There are a variety of fields available when...
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  • Internships in Australia with Twin Work & Volunteer
    Twin Work and Volunteer
    Join an internship abroad with Twin Work & Volunteer in Australia! Internship placements are available in a variety of...
  • International Ag Intern
    WISE Foundation
    The WISE Foundation has been working with International Training and Internships for over 25 years. Our International...
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  • Cultural Embrace Participants in Australia
    API Study Abroad
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    Do you want to explore all of Australia? It's a big continent with many exotic faces, and it's waiting for you! Take...
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