Internships & Work Placements in Australia
Job Ready +
As the result of increasing demand for internships and work placements, we have partnered with Outcome.Life internship agency to offer a 12 week professional internship program for Working Holiday Makers and International Students in Australia.
Why you should do an internship in Australia
Most businesses hire people who have professional experience. The challenge is how to get that first opportunity. Internships are the perfect way for you to gain that first crucial stint in your profession.
Many interns also progress to full time positions with their internship host company.
Are the best way to expose you to the Australian workforce
Provide 3 months to convince your employer of your skills and to build a professional career network in Australia
Help you learn business English and locally used software
Deliver practical experience which often leads to secure employment
Look great on your CV for potential employers in Australia, at home or across the world
The Job Ready + Internship Program includes:
A one week Work Readiness Program incl. certificate
(online and face to face training).
Career coaching, preparation for job interviews and CV preparation for the local job market.
Note: The Australian recruitment techniques may differ from your home country. You are more likely to be successful with your internship application, if you get professional career coaching!
A 12 week work placement on a full-time or part-time basis. The placement can be flexible to suit your availability.
Training in particular programming languages or accounting software.
Support before and during the completion of the internship.
Assistance in getting a job at the end of your internship.
Becoming part of a community of professionals, employers, businesses, start-ups and alumni.
Access to mentors, networking events, seminars and lunches with inspirational guest speakers.
Full insurance cover whilst on your internship.
FairWork Australia compliant internship.
What are the benefits of the Internship Program?
As a foreigner without a large network it is often difficult to find employment in Australia.
If you are not a native English speaker and don’t know the Australian market, business culture and regulations it is often impossible to get a foot in the door. Our program opens this door for international interns and supports you to build a career network and work portfolio locally. A high number of our interns have transitioned into full-time positions with their host companies after the completion of their internship.
What are employment references?
In Australia it is usually required to submit references when applying for a job. References are former managers or professional contacts who will be asked for feedback about your work ethic, quality of work and experience. Our program will help you gain those references.
How to turn an internship into a full-time job that leads to Permanent Residency
Watch Ronak's success story at Deloitte in the video below!
Do you want to find out more about how to get Permanent Residency in Australia? Contact us and we arrange a consultation with an Australian Immigration Lawyer or Immigration Agent for you. Please note that an initial consultation fee of AU$150 applies.
The Road to PR (Permanent Residency) in Australia
Getting PR (Permanent Residency) in Melbourne and other parts of Australia is not easy, but it isn't impossible. Ravi had the opportunity to make a difference in his life and it all started with an internship through Outcome.Life.
Watch Ravi's story and how he gained permanent employment in Australia in the video below!
"We've had 5 interns and all of them have been terrific. We've offered jobs to 4 out of 5 and the one we haven't offered a job to is still actually on the internship program...The internship program is an opportunity to 'try before you buy' and you get candidates to come in and you get to work with them for 12 weeks and access whether they are willing and have the ability to learn. If they're good at their job, then you get the opportunity to say well we'd like you to stay on." Adam Stanley, Executive Director - Pitcher Partners
Learn what Joyce, 31 from Brazil, has to say about her Accounting Internship at Pitcher Partners.
Are work placements paid in Australia?
Work placements are usually unpaid in Australia. However, a 12 week work placement has proved to be the most efficient way to land a full-time role in Australia.
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Can international students do internships in Australia?
Can I intern in Australia?
Generally, international students can do internships in Australia.
Please contact Study in Australia Group for advice on how to find an internship in Australia.
Who are the internship providers / internship host companies?
Host companies include start-ups, small to medium businesses, large corporations, Fortune 500 companies and consulting firms like KPMG, Australian businesses and global businesses.
In which field do you offer internships?
We provide internships across all career fields in Australia, from marketing and web development to IT, engineering, finance, accounting, HR and many more.
Current internship vacancies include the following job titles:
Accounting Intern - Industry Placement
Civil Engineering Internship
Civil/Municipal Engineer Design (Modular Housing Community) Intern
Conference & Events Internship
Data Scientist Intern
Digital Marketing Assistant
Events Management Intern
Food Science Internship
Finance & Business Administration Intern
Governance Internship (Audit Preparation)
Human Resources Assistant
Interior Design Internship
IT Developer Intern
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Mechanical Engineering Internship
Operations & Business Strategy Internship
Process/Production Engineering Internship
Social Media & Digital Marketing Intern
Web Design & Development Intern
Do you offer internships for the summer 2023 or 2024?
Yes, we offer internships for the summer in Australia. Please contact Study in Australia Group for work placement vacancies.
Do you charge for the internship program?
Internships are not common in Australia. They are usually too time consuming and expensive for employers. This is because training a new intern usually takes a few weeks or even months. Our program reduces the workload and minimises the cost for the employer. Interns usually pay AU$1,500 for our program which covers the costs for the work readiness course, insurance, administration, career coaching, recruitment, events and training through Outcome.Life. However, discounted program fees and free of charge internship programs may apply for students who study at certain colleges. You may also be able to pay the program fees in instalments. Please contact Study in Australia Group to find out if you are eligible for discounts.
Can I do an internship in Australia on a tourist visa?
We can only place interns who hold a valid Working Holiday Visa or Student Visa. If you are currently not studying in Australia and you are interested in a short course along with your work placement, please contact Study in Australia Int. for course options or check the list of our CRICOS approved courses. If you are interested in an English course to improve your business English or get prepared for the IELTS test, check out the English Courses in Australia page.
Please send us a short description of your current situation and work preferences. We will check if you are qualified for the program and, if you are, we will introduce you to the Outcome.Life recruiter. Due to increasing demand we can only take a limited number of interns and have to shortlist potential interns for our host companies.
Please note that the work placement program generally involves a program fee.