Internships for International Students in Australia

If you are looking to expand your career prospects, then you may want to consider doing an internship in Australia.

What is an internship?

An internship is work placed training for professional positions. Interns are commonly university and high school students. Internships can be both paid and non paid position, but the position will generally be only temporary.

Why do an internship?

  • It will be great for your resume to gain experience in your industry. Imagine returning to your home country with experience working in your industry with an Australian company
  • You can gain insight into Australian business practices
  • Make Australian friends at work
  • The company you intern could become your future employer. It is very common for current interns to take on a permanent position in the company.
  • You can put all the knowledge that you have learnt at school/university into practice
  • You will be able to network with people in your profession
  • Your internship can often count for credit at your university
  • You can improve your English

How long is an internship?

There is no set length of time for an internship. It is very common for students to intern throughout their university holidays. It is also common for students to intern one day a week throughout their studies. The length of time and how much you work is up to you and the company that you intern at.

Will I get paid?

Some internships are paid, others are not paid. It is up to you and your employer.

How to find an internship?

There are many ways that you can find internships including:

  • Your local university job board
  • http://studentinternships.com.au/
  • http://www.internshipsdownunder.com/
  • http://www.zookal.com/internationals

However we believe that you will have your best luck if you approach the company that you want to intern at directly. Look up the website or drop into the company in person with a resume.