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.
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!
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.
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
Keynote speaker series
Our internship program includes 12 months access to our interactive keynote speaker series featuring global business leaders. Our accomplished keynote speakers are well known for their extensive expertise and success across different career fields. These live online talks take place every two weeks and give you the chance to learn what it really takes to make it. You have the opportunity to ask live questions in the Q & A section of every talk.
The reason Fortune 500 companies invest large sums of money for an in-person keynote address from a global business leader to their staff is because their insights are first-class. Our previous speakers include well-known experts, CEOs, and Co-Founders. See our How it Works page for more information.
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.
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.