International Internships in Australia with The Intern Group

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We offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in Australia. During your internship abroad, you will gain hands-on professional experience and build a network for your future career. Your internship in Australia will make you stand out from your peers.

We offer programs for people of all backgrounds and experience levels. Current student or recent graduate? Take this chance to gain experience that will make your resume stand out. Not sure what you want to study yet? Take a gap year to test-drive your career. Professional in transition? Gain experience in your new field.

As an intern in Australia your program will include a professional internship, accommodation, airport pick up and drop off, regular cultural and social events, 24/7 emergency assistance, and many other great benefits.

Highlights
  • Have a top-class international internship in Australia! Our personalized process ensures that you will be working in the industry sector of your choice, in a role that is tailored to your professional goals.
  • It makes your resume stand out! In today's society, everyone does sport, plays an instrument and is part of a society. As one of millions of young people applying for their first job, you need to find a way to jump off the page!
  • Make friends and professional networks in Melbourne and from all over the world! Whether you like it or not, it's not what you know, it's who you know.
  • Have an amazing life experience in Melbourne! We know that moving to a new place can be nerve-racking. Thats why our team on the ground is made up of Australians who are there to give you support 24/7.
  • For non native-English speakers perfect your language! Learn English in a real-world environment, rather than in the classroom.

Questions & Answers

Hi Sumaiyah, yes they can. We receive applications from candidates at all stages of their academic career, including business undergrads. We provide business programs across all of our destinations.
Hi Maria! You 100% can travel in Australia before or after your internship. There were a few members of my group who did both. I will say that the perks of the program are only available during your designated program dates (airport pickup, dinner and other excursions). However it's been a few years since my program so I would confirm with your contact to make sure. I made the choice to not travel...

Reviews

93%
based on 22 reviews
  • Growth 8.9
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 7.5
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.2
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Andrew
9/10

Great Experience. Both Professional and Personal Development.

I signed up for a 6 week internship, running from September through to November, working in the media sector in Melbourne.

I was placed at firm called Anthill, which was really a bit of an umbrella term a this firm has expanded from its beginnings as a simple business magazine into several different websites, blogs and also has begun it's own online university for entrepreneurs.

I loved my time working there. It was a relatively small team in the office, but there was plenty of work to get involved in throughout my stay. My main goal was to create and design a brand new iPad magazine, which was a fantastic challenge in itself.

I also assisted in video editing webinars, hiring and managing freelancers (such as designers) for various projects we were completing, setting up an automated email newsletter and maintaining a new website through daily blog posts.

I also began proof-reading work sent into us and making sure it was appropriate for publication on the main Anthill website, which I also managed to post a few of my own articles on.

So a very busy, but incredibly rewarding experience.

In terms of living in Melbourne, there is a reason why it's regularly been voted the world's most liveable city lately. CBD is packed with lots of things to do and see (I was in there everyday). There's tons of places to go for food and socialise and I enjoyed the buzz in comparison to the big suburbs which were a lot quieter. Trains and trams are regular, so its easy to get about in the city (I often preferred walking) and getting to and from both the accommodation and work was very easy.

The accommodation is basic and I wasn't sure what to make of it but it quickly becomes your very own space to live and if I'm honest, I was only sleeping there at night, I didn't spend a whole lot of time there.

Lana, the social coordinator, is great, she's extremely well connected and knows exactly what's going on and coming up in Melbourne. Meeting other interns was great too and learning their stories and where they had come from. During my time it was a bit of a lull in numbers, which is a shame because the australian summer was just getting started and the weather was generally great.

How can this program be improved?
I think there could be improvements to the accommodation but these concerns were only minor.

If you want to be with a larger group of interns I'd recommend June - August time but at the end of the day, you'll make friends on placement and can always get out and meet interesting people regardless.

Better handling in regards to how to leave for the airport after finishing the placement might have been helpful but as I can see, many interns choose to stay in Melbourne past the end of their placement.
Yes, I recommend
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Wilfredo
9/10

Melbourne Internship

I really enjoyed the program. Regarding the professional experience I was able to acquire knowledge and permit me to grow as a person and a professional. I also had the chance to meet interesting people, who many of them I consider my friends now.

I also got to discover Melbourne, which is a wonderful and exciting city. I consider this trip as a life-time experience as it is really far away from my hometown.

Finally, the Melbourne Intern Team were superb and really helpful at all time. The really make my stay more enjoyable.

How can this program be improved?
Particularly for me, the accommodation was far away from CBD, where I worked. Also, it was hard to go out at night as it was far away from the bars and other night places, especially when we return home as there was no public transportation (except for the night rider) and the taxis were really expensive.
Yes, I recommend
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Matt
8/10

Intern Melbourne Experience

Whilst I enjoyed my experience with Intern Melbourne, I still feel the programme needs time to further develop. Given more time to develop business contacts, Intern Melbourne would be able to better connect interns with their preferred sectors. Despite this, I feel I gained a lot from my internship, both personally and professionally.

I'm not certain if I would recommend it to a friend though, due to the cost and currently, the ambiguity about other interns being there at the same time as a prospective intern. I believe Intern Melbourne has a positive future, and like all new ventures, just needs time to expand.

No, I don't recommend
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Beth
9/10

Intern Melbourne

Had the experience of a lifetime, fantastic internship with great people! Loved the city and considering moving back, all in all a wonderful experience both personally and professionally!
The program helped me gain confidence not only in terms of my internship but also getting to know different people and was such a valuable experience.

How can this program be improved?
More information on the area / how to get to internship
Yes, I recommend
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Christine
10/10

Interning in Marvelous Melbourne

I started looking at summer internships last April/May and began to worry about how I would find a quality program that would allow me to travel abroad and gain valuable experience. When I came across The Intern Group, I instantly got a good feeling.

From the moment I applied to the program, to the phone call I received telling me my spot was secured, The Intern Group was available for assistance every step of the way. The Intern Group employees were extremely informative and eliminated the nerves of traveling to a foreign country alone.

I spent my 6 weeks in Melbourne working as a marketing intern for Yellowfin, a leading business intelligence software vendor. From the second I arrived I was put to work and already learning valuable skills. Yellowfin allowed me to publish blog posts on their website, help illustrate a case study, and assist in researching and preparing a white paper about self-service business intelligence and data visualization.

The work environment at Yellowfin was extremely laid back. The Intern Group set me up with a mentor at the company making the process of adjusting to the new internship very smooth.

The Intern Group also does an excellent job with the social aspect of the internship. My favorite part of the internship was being able to get to know all of the interns. I was able to meeting friends from London, America, Canada, Peru, Scotland and more! Although 6 weeks seems like such a short time, the people you spend your time with really feel like family by the time you leave. A memory I will always recall is going to get drinks after work at a pub near our accommodation. The $5 pizzas are something everyone can get excited about!

Lana, our event coordinator, planned amazing events that allowed the interns to see how incredible Melbourne really is. We were able to feed kangaroos, cuddle koalas, view the skyline of Melbourne from exciting rooftop bars, taste just about every type of food possible, and more.

Intern Melbourne program is an amazing opportunity that will not only enhance your professional career, but will forever change you as an individual.

How can this program be improved?
The only suggestion I have is to choose an accommodation with a better location.
Yes, I recommend
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Josh
7/10

The Road to B Corporation

I undertook an eight week project for Arktisma. Arktisma embodies Serversaurus, a cloud-based hosting company, as well as the Electron Workshop, a coworking space in North Melbourne.

The project entailed guiding Arktisma through B Corporation certification. Becoming a certified B Corp would show all of Arktisma's stakeholders that it defined business success as more than just making profit, proving its commitment to social causes and environmental stewardship.

I managed the project throughout its entire lifecycle and achieved certification on time and budget. I also wrote and published a blog on my journey I hope will act as a free guide to other companies pursuing certification.

My day to day role changed as the project progressed but included laising with B Lab staff (the non-profit organisation which awarded the certifications) and existing B Corps in Melbourne and beyond to better understand the certification process and how best to tackle it. I also worked with senior management to complete the certification assessment. Finally, I created all the necessary documentation needed to prove our environmental and social initiatives. This included a comprehensive HR document and employee manual.

The highlight of my experience was that I had complete ownership of the project and saw it through to successful completion. For me, this is where the true value of undertaking an internship lies.
To add to this value, I gained exceptional insight into responsible business practices which are increasingly important in contemporary business across all sectors. It was inspiring to network with the B Corp community. Their passion and dedication to their mission to redifine business success is one that has changed my personal perspective on modern business practices.
Finally, my internship gave me excellent international business exposure, as well as experience in a small start-up. This has broadened my international commercial awareness and appreciation for different organisational cultures.
These three factors will undoubtedly bolster any job applications I undertake in the future.

How can this program be improved?
Internships should be more structured with specific project milestones and end goals.
I believe that an application process similar to that which I did for my university masters internship would be a better process. The university had a variety of businesses/projects and you could choose a first and second choice to apply for. Each project had an explanatory document, an Initial project Scope, that contained:

• Company profile including mission, products, market, key financials etc.
• Overview of the business issue to be addressed
• Proposed aim and objectives for the project
• Scope of the project (included/excluded)
• Desired project output
• Details of company support provided to student
• Requirements of the company specified by the university
• Requirements of Intern Melbourne to the company (Can hide if necessary)

(I can give you a template for your reference if you wish)

A template like this could be given to your businesses to fill in and you could have an official document database of available projects. Applicants would have a wider view of potential projects and pick and choose in collaboration with The Intern Group their preferred internships.

These documents gave a clear view of each project and what exactly we would be doing. It also outlined responsibilities from the outset and could therefore help to prevent any misunderstanding of what each party should be doing during internships, thus preventing time wasting during the project.

The more official look that these documents could give could also help market the internships.

The more competitive process that this model may create would be beneficial to interns as a more rigorous application process will mean internships are not taken for granted and attract more driven candidates who will in turn make the most of their internship experience.

It would also be great if the company could outline their experience with previous interns and how they managed them with training, additional benefits etc
Yes, I recommend
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Robert
10/10

An excellent opportunity

As one of the first participants in the Intern Melbourne program, I must say that overall I was very impressed with the program. I worked as an accountant intern at a local event management company that was about a 20 minute train ride from the accommodation in Bell. The accommodation is set up like a hotel with individual rooms/bathrooms and a shared kitchen and laundry room on each floor. There is also a nice pool and game room on the premises. It was safe and clean enough, and it is possible to upgrade, so I have no complaints.

The most valuable experience I gained from my internship (aside from international working experience for my resume) was meeting/networking with other interns from all over the world. While the internship was a valuable experience for me, I would have to say that, by far, the most valuable part of my participation in the program was immersing myself in a new culture and meeting so many new people, both in the Intern Melbourne program and also throughout the city. The accommodation at Bell City was full of students and interns who were from all parts of the world, and we all shared a common bond of being travelers in a new country. Because of this, I formed a lot of really great friendships in Melbourne.
Melbourne itself is a fantastic, vibrant city with so many good people and a lot of fun to be had. It is definitely a place worth experiencing, and my only regret is not staying there longer. Also, the Intern Melbourne staff are really fantastic and helpful, and Lewis and Lana are always willing to help (and go out for some fun). I can say with 100% certainty that they really do want for you to get the most out of the program. They made my stay in Melbourne so much more enjoyable.
For those considering this program I can say that it turned out to be a really great experience for me because I learned so much about both myself and others. The best way to get the most out of the program is to let go of all your inhibitions, jump right in with both feet and allow Melbourne to grace you with its goodness!

How can this program be improved?
Improvements I would suggest are more events for professional development and transportation to the airport upon departure from the program.
Yes, I recommend

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