Internships in Australia

Internships in Australia are the perfect blend of culture and commerce, ideal for those seeking to combine travel adventure with professional growth. Our leading internships in Melbourne allow you to gain experience in a variety of career fields in Australia’s centre of trade and opportunity.

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International internships in Melbourne

Overview

Melbourne is a commercial powerhouse, Australia’s busiest port, and home to the headquarters of five of Australia’s ten largest corporations, making it the ideal place to kickstart your career with an internship abroad. As Melbourne is a leader in publishing, finance, fashion, logistics, technology, marketing, and many other industries, we are proud to offer a diverse range of internships Australia.

Named one of the “world’s most livable cities” by the Economist Intelligence Unit, an international internship in Melbourne is a top choice for those seeking get get hands-on experience and a global perspective. This Australian city has fully embraced the increasingly globalized workplace, fostered a young and dynamic business sector, and is proud of the rich history that makes it such a fascinating place. It is also Australia’s artistic heart and the center of its creative industries. Culturally diverse, as an Asian-focused export giant, yet anchored strongly in its European roots, Melbourne is the junction where East meets West.

Australia is a huge and varied country filled with natural wonders, from the Great Barrier Reef and Philip Island to wine country and incredible wildlife. The opportunity to explore is never far away during an Australian internship, making it the ultimate destination to feed your need for adventure while enhancing your resume.

 

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Community & Events

Having both a support network as well as friends with whom to explore Australia is one of the main benefits to interning abroad rather than traveling alone.  The Intern Group's global community is frequently one of the most impactful elements of an intern’s time abroad. With over 150 nationalities represented, it is just as diverse as Melbourne itself! The friends and contacts you meet in Australia will last for a lifetime, and your shared experiences abroad often make them stronger than those you make back home. Of course, Melbourne is a notoriously welcoming city and is one of Australia’s top destinations for university students, making it easy to meet people. In addition to an internship in your career field, our internships in Melbourne program provides an entire professional and social experience.

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Accommodation

Our interns in Melbourne live less than 30 minutes walking distance from the heart of the city and can take advantage of everything to offer!

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Interns will get to enjoy a co-living lifestyle for their Australian adventure. Each intern has their own private bedroom with access to a communal kitchen, study lounge, and other common areas to relax in and meet people.

 

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Visa Information

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General Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 and under 31 years old.
  • You must hold a passport with at least 12 months validity.
  • You must be a citizen of one of these countries HERE or HERE.
  • You must demonstrate functional English proficiency.
  • You must maintain sufficient financial standing (at least AUD 5000, or equivalent) at the time of application.
  • You must hold adequate health insurance coverage.
  • You must have a support letter from your government, subject to your nationality.
  • You must not have (1) applied for the same visa, (2) visa refusal by Australia, (3) criminal records, and (4) outstanding debt payable to Australia.
  • Australian/New Zealand nationals, subclass 500/485 visa holders are exempted from a visa.
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Visa Rules

  • Online applications are accepted. The entire process takes about 3-5 weeks.
  • Visas for certain nationalities are subject to an annual quota and distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Visa cost is estimated at AUD 635. The Intern Group’s program fee does not cover this and other associated expenses regarding the visa application.
  • This visa is valid for 12 months and lasts for 12 months upon first arrival.
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Visa Type

  • Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462)
  • Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)

Immigration regulations are constantly changing so please be advised that the above information may differ anytime.

 

 

Career Advancement Training

Interns benefit from career advancement tools before, during, and following their internship program. These tools enable you to successfully prepare for your internship before you start, make the most of your experience while you’re there, and successfully sell your experience in interviews to future employers.

You will be asked to take a pre-program DDI International workplace personality and skills assessment and will be given access to a library of training materials designed to help you succeed. These materials include tips and advice on interview techniques, adapting to international working environments, making a lasting impression in the workplace, and building your personal brand.

During your internship, training is delivered through a combination of videos, podcasts, articles, quizzes, and projects and you will receive a LinkedIn badge upon completion. Subjects include critical thinking, oral/written communication, teamwork, digital technology, leadership, professionalism, career management, and global/intellectual fluency.

You will also be granted access to our CV improvement tool, helping you to effectively communicate your achievements and skills to future employers program.

 

Alumni success coaching

We partner with experienced career coaches to provide participants with a personalized, one hour career coaching session upon completing the program. Participants choose from our portfolio of experts who they would like to guide them through their next steps after their international internship. These are just a few of the topics covered:

  • Selling your international internship experience
  • Building a stand-out CV/resume
  • LinkedIn branding
  • Salary negotiations
  • Landing your dream job
  • Strategies for interviewing

 

Exclusive Workshop Series

Participants will have the opportunity to elevate their professional skills by receiving access to tailor-made Workshop Series that are exclusive to program participants, including interview practice sessions with worldwide peers, CV review workshops, Linkedin workshops, and more!

Participants will also receive invitations to Keynote Speaker events featuring industry experts through panel discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions where participants can also ask live Q&A sessions, giving them the opportunity to enhance their skills and network with the best in the business!

24/7 Support

Our on-the-ground Melbourne team offers 24/7 support with local expertise, from start to finish. They are incredibly proud of the city’s life & culture and they want to show you why! They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in Melbourne. The team will also provide a thorough welcome orientation to help you settle into the city and feel at ease. Our Melbourne team is available throughout your internship program should you have any questions or queries.

We also partner with Talkspace to provide all our participants with fully anonymous access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months. This ensures you’ll always have someone to talk to when adjusting to life in your new city.

Fees & Start Dates

The cost of the program is fixed in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Please note that the below fees do not include visa costs, flights, insurance or daily food & drink. See our pricing page for more information and to find out about available discounts.

Currency
6 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 8900
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 9400
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 5600
8 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 10500
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 11200
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 5600
10 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 12300
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 13000
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 5600
12 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 14200
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 14900
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 6600
16 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 17300
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 18300
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 6600
20 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 19800
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 20900
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 6600
24 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 22000
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 23500
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 6600

Start dates

Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule. The following start dates are available for your selected destination:

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