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HR Internships in Australia

International human resources internships in Australia are the perfect opportunity to experience all that Australia has to offer, while getting a foot in the door of its competitive economy. The city of Melbourne is home to an incredibly diverse range of companies, including local Australian startups and multinational firms. Whether you’re interested in recruitment, consulting or employee success, Melbourne truly has it all, and on top of that is an incredibly livable and vibrant city.

Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including:

Responsibilities at HR Internships in Australia may include:

  • Proofreading and editing  job listings for clients
  • Assisting with the vetting of resumes and cover letters
  • Arranging interviews, meetings and liaising with several parties
  • Drafting internal policies and working on compensation projects

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Internships in HR in Australia

Here are a few examples of roles that our HR interns have taken on before:

  • Employment Specialist

    An employment specialist effectively selects the right candidate to fill a vacant position by having an in-depth understanding of the business, its requirements, and its culture. Skilled employment specialists may find work within the human resources team of a specific company, or work for an external employment agency. Interns may be required to participate in interviews and/or assess applications.

  • Training and Development Manager

    Responsible for improving the productivity of employees, focusing on the internal aspects of a company, often achieved through the creation and implementation of programs that maintain or upgrade the skills of employees. Interns may be required to contribute to such initiatives and also conduct periodic evaluations of various teams’ skill sets.

  • Global Human Resources Specialist

    While some companies prefer to recruit from local candidates, a global human resources specialist is necessary for organizations seeking to recruit from the global talent pool. Interns in this role will gain an understanding of different cultures and methods of effective communication, as well as knowledge of relevant immigration, tax, and other legal legislation.

  • Payroll Specialist

    Interns with an interest in data capturing and accounting, can shadow a payroll specialist, and may be tasked with responsibilities such as executing accurate and timely payroll transactions, ensuring all payroll information, such as leave balances, are updated, as well as providing relevant taxation documents for employees.

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The HR industry

Known as the People profession, a career in HR can be extremely rewarding. If you love working with people and have great communication skills, then HR might just be the perfect fit for you. With many opportunities to affect change in a business, HR is an industry that truly understands the value that people have to offer. Learning about social responsibility, leadership, mentorship, and communication in the international context of diversity and inclusion, HR is a competitive, yet extremely rewarding industry. 

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Learn more about our HR internships in Australia

Our interns are all placed with top-tier organizations, to provide you with the best exposure to the wide variety of roles that are represented within the human resources sector. With the growing demand for skilled human resources professionals across the world, learn more about our Australia internship program here.


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