Internship in Australia

Australia overview

Australia is a prime destination to pursue an internship while exploring everything that this incredible country has to offer. Bondi Beach and the Opera House in Sydney, or the National Gallery of Victoria and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne are must-see sights during your internship down under. With an internship in Australia through AIP, you will have the opportunity to work in a first-class company while immersing yourself in the Australian culture.

Australia provides excellent opportunities for university students and young professionals to gain international work experience. Having international work experience on your CV will be highly valued by future employers and will allow your profile to stand out amongst your peers. Furthermore, by taking part in an internship in Australia you will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals and expand your global network.

Currently, for our Australia internship, we are offering 3 programs:

  • Sydney Internship
  • Melbourne Internship
  • Brisbane Internship

Pursuing an Australia internship will allow you to live, work, and experience one of the most prosperous countries across the globe. Furthermore, Australia has one of the most well-established economies and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, providing a wide range of opportunities to pursue an Australia internship. Popular industries to explore for your internship in Australia are Business Development, Finance, and Supply Chain & Logistics.

AIP maintains a broad network of partner companies in Australia ranging from multinational corporations to exciting and rapidly growing startups. This provides international students with a plethora of opportunities to work in first-class companies and further develop their professional careers. Whether you are interested in doing an internship during your academic studies or during the summer, we can accommodate your requirements as we accept applications all year round for Australia internships.

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Internship experience in Australia

Interning abroad in Australia will provide you with a completely integrated experience. With a blend of big city life, wilderness landscapes, and stunning beaches, you can explore so many different adventures during your internship in Australia. With major economic powerhouses such as Sydney and Melbourne to pursue an internship, there are a large number of opportunities to work and live Down Under.

During free time away from your Australia internship, you will be able to take advantage of everything this incredible country has to offer. Some awesome activities you can do are going on an Australian Safari and connecting with the wildlife, scuba diving in the crystal blue waters at the Great Barrier Reef, or visiting the sacred Australian rock formation of Uluru. This is a very small sample of what you can experience during your internship in Australia. We encourage you to create your own incredible experience.

Work culture in Australia

Australian work etiquette puts a lot of emphasis on the way in which you engage yourself to those around you. Since Australians enjoy casual interactions, you can expect to find your workplace brimming with new ideas; but do not let their carefree attitudes fool you. Australians place a high value on punctuality, patience, and open communication. So, respect their core principles and expect positive changes to your career development!

In Australia, employees tend to carry out their tasks in a relaxed manner. This approach to work has also been translated to the Australian method of communication in workplace settings. In their native Australian English language, Australians tend to communicate in an informal manner. Despite a good majority of the demographics in Australia being Asians, Australians do not follow the Asian mentality which means that any comments or opinions can be expressed freely.

Their workplace environment makes it relatively easy for employees to build long lasting relationships on a professional and personal level. Though they do not necessarily have to be the purpose of conversations and/or interactions made in and outside of work, networking certainly is something that most employees and even interns seek in an internship in Australia.

Nonetheless, it is worth mentioning that Australia has their own set of laws when it comes to working/ undergoing an internship in Australia. The Australian work law allows for students to partake in an internship in Australia if the internships are a part of their approved courses.

For more details on the Australian law and regulations, please kindly visit this website.

Cost of living in Australia

Though the cost in which you have to pay to intern and live in Australia is entirely dependent on the duration of your internship; the city in which you reside; and your lifestyle choices, a one-month internship in Australia normally costs you approximately 2,835 AUD*, more or less. This number can be divided into rent which would typically be around 1,744 AUD* a month which leaves you with the remainder for transportation, grocery, and other expenses.

A scholarship, however, could drastically reduce your living expenses. They are a great way for you to support your internship in Australia with financial funding. You can obtain your scholarship from a variety of sources including your university and public grant programs. Find more information about those scholarships here!

Internship fields in Australia

Known to be one of the most highly diverse countries in the world, Australia provides you with many fascinating career opportunities ranging from hospitality and tourism to engineering, business, as well as PR and marketing. Its financial stability, rich resources, and mixed market economy make Australia one of the global hotspots for startups and multinational businesses.

Australia accommodation

  • Furnished accommodation
  • Free Hi-Speed Wifi access
  • Close proximity to the workplace (within 1 hour or less)
  • Accessible by public transport
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Visa information

Australia offers a Work Holiday Visa, which is eligible for students and young graduates who want to work and holiday in the country for up to 12 months. There are 2 types of Work Holiday Visas in Australia, which have different eligibility requirements.

You are eligible for a Work Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) if you meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, United States of America, or Vietnam.
  • You must be aged 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) when you apply.
  • You must not have previously entered Australia on a Work Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) or (Subclass 417).

You are eligible for a Work Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) if you meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries: Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • You must be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) when you apply.
  • You must not have previously entered Australia on a Work Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) or (Subclass 417).

Note: Immigration laws are updated frequently, so the above text may be subject to change.

Our process

1. Apply
Click "Apply Now", fill the form and schedule an interview to discuss your dream internship.
2. Interview
During your interview, one of our AIP representatives will ask you questions about your background, past work experiences, internship preferences and goals.
3. Pay Deposit
If you are officially accepted into AIP, you will be asked to confirm your spot in our program with a deposit fee.
4. Placement
Our experienced placement team will match you with your ideal host company and arrange an online interview for you with them.
5. Final Payment
Once your internship has been accepted by yourself and the host company, you will be invoiced for the final payment which will officially confirm your placement.
6. Prepare
After your payment confirmation: For remote internships: We will put you in contact with your host company so that you can start to work right away on your internship. For all the other AIP programs: We will assist you in the visa application process, as well as arranging airport pickup and accommodation (if applicable).
AIPx might be a suitable option for those that are in a hurry. Via AIPx, we will have a confirmed interview for you within 21 working days (The normal process can take up to 8 weeks).
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