Internship Australia


Australian Internship Advisers inform you about the Australian Internship requirements and all necessary steps in getting prepared for your Australian internship experience.

Internships in Australia provide unique opportunities for students and professionals seeking specialised training and work experience. The Internship Australia Program will give you entry to Australia’s leading organisations. Our Internship Australia service ensures that you receive training compatible with your employment and/or studies.

If you are after a unique experience and wish to gain valuable work experience while enjoying the local hospitality, then look no further. We have the right Internship Australia program for you that will give the skills required to become competitive in the global job market.

Aim for the skies with our Internship Australia program which will set you on the path to international success. If you wish to become international in your outlook or just wish to go abroad, then our Internship program is worth considering. Many young people have taken up the offer and benefited from this program.


Registered Australian Internship Consultants

We will find and secure you an internship that fits in with your own individual requirements.

Free Application Services

Free advice and assistance on the preparation of documents related to your Internship, University studies and Visa application.


Receive advice, information and a welcome package to help you adjust to the cultural and business life.

Internships are offered in most academic fields, including but not limited to:

Internship Australia

5 Simple Steps to an Internship in Australia

Australian Internship Placement Officers will prepare you for your internship and ensure that you understand the requirements and find the best suitable program what you NEED for career success or receive credit towards your academic curriculum!

Step 1.

Contact us and Submit your Documents for a Free Internship Australia Assessment.

Step 2.

Once accepted, fill out the application form and pay the application fee.

Step 3.

Your assigned internship coordinator will help you find a suitable internship placement and have a skype interview.

Step 4.

Once a placement has been found you are required to pay the rest of the internship fees, organise your insurance, visa and transport (we can help!)

Step 5.

Arrive in Australia and began your Internship in Australia! Your career starts here!

Australian Internship Program Information

Australia Internship Program Duration, Eligibility and Internship Australia Fees

Our Internship Australia Team

Our highly experienced Internship Australia Program support team are right behind you from the very first step of your application process. It’s an opportunity not to be missed and you can rest assured that you will be accorded priority as and when required.

Industry placement programs provide valuable work experience, useful life skills and in an international context, the opportunity to participate in an international exchange program such as the Australia Internship Program.

If you have any questions or if you are interested to join other programs contact us, please.

We will require the following documents before processing your Internship Australia application:

  • Documents & Declarations
  • Visa Details

It is hard or almost impossible to get an internship placement in Australia on your own. Therefore we offer special services for interns. We are your contact to prepare your entire stay in Australia and we offer this information for free.

Please note: Internships in Australia are usually unpaid, however, we offer some paid marketing, hospitality and journalism internships.

There are some internships in hospitality where it could be possible to get money, but you have to show work experience in your field.

Unpaid Internships Australia

  • Maximum of 6 months internship if the applicant is a recent graduate (recent
    a graduate is defined as someone who has graduated within the previous 12 months)
  • Maximum of 6 months internship if the applicant is a current student

Internship Australia – Paid Internships in Hospitality

  • Maximum of 12 months internship
  • candidates with a valid Working Holiday Visa – internships of up to 6 months in duration

To secure a successful Internship Australia application, you will be required to provide the

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae, by email.
  • Statement of work experience objectives and how the work experience relates to current studies or occupation, by email.
  • Details of the completed or current studies with academic results from your university.
  • Evidence of financial support or training wage. This may be included in the home university letter, the training body letter or as a separate document. A rough guide is AUD$1,500 per month.
  • A high level of English language proficiency is required prior to commencing your work placement.
  • A completed Internship Application form with A$500 deposit.
  • Evidence of your medical, accident, travel and personal liability insurance.

Our Internship Australia service:

  • individual arrangement of the internship
  • full internship Australia placement services
  • Australian Internships ensures that you receive training compatible with
    your employment and/or educational history.
  • Supply of the necessary documents to gain visa approval for the internship – support and assistance with the visa application
  • Provide an Internship contract
  • Preparation and Orientation package
  • Regular counselling support services for the duration of your internship
  • Supply of the Performance Statement from your sponsoring trainer.
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Australian Internship Certificate after a successful internship
  • Internship employer reference after a successful internship
  • Supply the necessary documents for your university to ensure that you gain credit for the internship completed in Australia

Please calculate the following placement fee for your internship in Australia:

(You need to pay I) in all cases. You need to pay either IIa) or IIb).)

Application fee (all internships):
 A$500.00 (non-refundable)

Please pay this fee together with your application.

Payment of the rest of the fee is due when you receive your internship placement.

Professional Internship

up to 6 weeks 1600.00 A$

7 – 12 weeks 1700.00 A$

13 – 20 weeks 2100.00 A$

21 – 26 weeks 2450.00 A$

II b) Hospitality Internship

26 weeks 3200.00 A$*

38 weeks 3600.00 A$*

52 weeks 4000.00 A$*

*Plus RSA Online Course 110.00 A$ (mandatory for all hospitality

 Insurance Fee: Weekly Rate A$16.94 (subject to change)

This is only relevant if you do not have insurance or if your insurance agreement is in another language than English and it would be too expensive to translate the whole agreement.

All participants completing an internship in Australia are required to have medical, accident, travel and personal liability insurance for the duration of their internship Australia Programm.

Prior to commencing your internship in Australia, you will have to supply evidence of your insurance coverage – in English!

Please ask us for further information on insurance, or if you would like us to arrange a policy for you

You also have to calculate accommodation and other living cost e.g. food, public transport etc. on top. That will be approximately 1,000 – 1,400 A$ per months.

Please apply 6 months for placement before you want to start your internship in Australia or earlier.

You need to apply at least 3 months before you start that your application will be accepted and a company found.

In addition, we can offer the following:

  • Accommodation placement
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Flight discounts

Please let us know if you can fulfil the visa requirements (Working Holiday Visa OR current student OR Graduation within the last 12 months OR Internship in Hospitality with prior work experience.)

Internship Australia – English language knowledge

All companies expect good English knowledge. Therefore all interns are required to have sufficient English language skills for effective workplace communication. A guide to the required language level for Interns is TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6.

If you need to improve your English we can help you to find a suitable English language course

Your investment in your Internship may vary, but the table below will give you a good indication.

Importantly, internship fees include:

  • Development of a custom designed internship to meet your individual requirements.
  • Internship placement services including supply of essential visa nomination approval documents.
  • Supply of an internship contract to define the terms and conditions for the placement.
  • Assistance with the visa process.
  • Preparation and orientation package prior to departure.
  • Regular counselling support services for the duration of your internship.
  • Monthly intern newsletter.
  • Performance report supplied by the host trainer on successful completion of the program.
  • Certificate at the successful completion of the internship.
  • Supply of the necessary documentation to gain academic credit for existing studies.
  • Optional Extras include the following:
    • Accommodation services
    • Insurance arrangements
    • Travel – discounted flights and travel.

To be eligible for an internship in Australia you must have:

  • English proficiency level (you could study English in Australia beforehand)
  • Previous study or work experience related to the chosen internship field
  • Be a recent graduate (not more than 2 years after your graduation)
  • Appropriate Australian visa (Student, Working holiday or Special program visa)
  • The motivation to undertake an internship in Australia

Visa options for clients taking an Internship in Australia

We will advise and assist you with information on the most suitable visa options and provide you will all of the necessary supporting documentation for the visa process.

The Internship Australia Program was developed to comply with the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) visa requirements. The information contained in this page is designed to assist you to understand some of the visa options available for interns coming to Australia.

A brief introduction to the visa options for interns coming to Australia

Clients wishing to complete internships for less than 12 weeks will have the following options:

Internship in Australia with a Working Holiday Visa

417 Working Holiday Visa

The Working Holiday Program aims to promote international understanding, through helping young people experience (work experience Australia) the culture of another country. Australia has reciprocal working holiday maker arrangements with some foreign countries. Applicants from the following countries can complete an internship on the WHV for a maximum of six months: Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Republic of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, HKSAR*, Ireland, Republic of Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic of Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, *Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (includes British National Overseas passport holders).

462 Work & Holiday Visa

The work & holiday Program provides opportunities for people between 18 and 30 to holiday in Australia and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment. Applicants from the following countries can complete an internship on the W&H Visa for a maximum of six months: Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uruguay.

Please refer to the DIMIA site for specific and up to date information on the Working Holiday Maker Program.

Internship in Australia with a 416 Special Programs Visa (when you book an external internship via us)

The Internship Australia Program has been approved by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for the Special Program 416.

Australian Internships will issue the necessary documentation to suitable candidates so they are able to obtain the Special Program Visa 416 – this visa option provides flexibility for periods of up to 12 months.

What is the 416 visa?

  • The 416 special program visa is granted to organisations that promote youth exchange programs for young persons coming to Australia as well as young Australians travelling abroad to participate in similar programs.
  • The visa can be granted to anyone between the age of 18-30. There are no restrictions on countries or nationalities. The visa is issued for a maximum of 12 months but is not automatically issued for that period, our partner will endorse the visa for the length of the internship + any study period + 1 month for travelling.

The main purpose for coming to Australia has to be for participating in our internship program.

This visa may be applied for outside Australia as well as in Australia. The visa is great for everyone but especially for our applicants in countries that don’t yet have reciprocal working holiday agreements with Australia for example Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Czech republic, Hungary, Greece, Austria, USA, All South American countries, Thailand and most other South East Asian countries.

There is a very simple visa process that covers study periods, the internship period and travelling by the applicant.

Internship in Australia with a 402 Training and Research Visa (Occupational Trainee stream)

The Australian Internships Program has been approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection  for the Training and Research Visa 402 (Occupational Trainee stream). Suitable candidates aged 18 to 30 are eligible for entry with the 402 visa.

Student Visa

Applicants may complete an internship for up to 20 hours per week throughout the semester (in some selected fields), or on a full-time basis during scheduled holidays/after graduation.

While most Internship Australia Programs are unpaid, we now can also offer paid internships.

Many students are looking for work experience and internship placements in Australia to use their theoretical knowledge to get work experience in an English-speaking environment and not to forget to add valuable points to their resume.

While most internships in Australia are unpaid, we now can also offer internships with small financial support of A$ 600 to 900 per month to support living costs in Australia.

Alternatively internship companies might provide free accommodation and/or meals for the intern. Even if this allowance is not very high, it would be a welcome support for any student. To apply for such a placement, applicants need to meet the following conditions: Interns are required to enrol for at least 20 weeks full-time internship (maximum 26 weeks out of visa regulations), they must be flexible in their placement (Australia-wide) as well as have a related education and at least 4-6 months work experience in one of the following fields: Administration, engineering and mining, human resources, information technology, hospitality and marketing.

Work references needs to be provided. The program is especially designed for highly qualified students who are currently enrolled in a Master Degree in one of the areas mentioned above or have recent relevant work experience. If you would like to receive more information about this program, please talk to one of our student counsellors.

We are here to help you to find one of the best suitable paid internship vacancy. In many field paid positions are very rare and you will need to accept the fact that most internships are unpaid – however we are here to search for you.

NEWS: We offer a new paid internship Australia program for working holiday makers, which is an opportunity for working holiday makers with relevant educational background in hospitality or hotel management to participate in a paid work and holiday experience aimed at developing their practical skills in basic hotel operational departments including housekeeping and food & beverage service.

The types of internship jobs available include, but are not limited to the following career types:

  • Journalist
  • Photographer
  • Online marketing officer
  • Web designer
  • Hospitality workers

To apply for our Internships in Australia, please contact our qualified team.

What are some basic options available through Australian Internships Program in Australia?

Work Experience: Gain valuable training by completing an internship with one of Australia’s leading organisations.

English Language: English language tuition is available to assist you to gain the necessary English language skills required for your internship. Find out more on English Language Programs here.

Where can I work? 

Some of the fields that you can choose and specialize in include:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Architecture
  • Bookkeeping
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Forestry
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resources Management
  • Health
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • IT & Telecommunications
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies
  • Marine Studies
  • Marketing & Promotions
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Sport

Is there a time limit for the Internship in Australia?

There is no set time frame for internships in Australia and the duration is negotiated with your sponsoring employer however generally employers request a minimum period of one month, with a maximum period offered of 12 months. Australian Internships will negotiate the duration of your internship to suit your request.

The length of your Australian internship will vary depending on the type of program you are placed in, and it will also vary depending on your visa validity. Here is a brief outline to give you a rough idea of how long your internship may be:

  • 3 months (for recent graduates or for internships as a journalist, photographer, Online marketing officer and Web designer)
  • 6 months (for current students and for hospitality internships)
  • 12 months (possible to be arranged for all internship job types if you hold a valid 12 months Working Holiday Visa, this is usually the maximum time possible)

What if I’m not a native English speaker?

You will need sufficient English to be able to perform your duties and work efficiently in the working environment. Evidence of English language level required is IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550. You will limit your learning and opportunities if you do not have sufficient English. Australian Internships advise that applicants with limited English complete English Language Studies in Australia prior to the commencement of your internship.

Will I be paid for the Internship in Australia?

No, you will not be paid for the internship in Australia – it is a voluntary non-paid training period.

How much will it cost for the Australian Internship?

An indication of fees is available here. Please contact either our local representative for specific information on the internship program fees. You can contact Australian Internships here.

What does the Australian Internship fee include?

The internship fee includes all expenses associated with the arrangement of the internship, supply of the necessary Australia internship documents to gain visa approval for the internship, support and assistance with the visa application, regular counselling support services for the duration of your Australia internship and supply of the Performance Statement from your sponsoring employer.

Is the deposit refundable?

The deposit of AUD$500 is a non-refundable administration fee for the services provided by Australian Internships to arrange your internship in the field of your choice.

Can I get credit with my University for the Internship in Australia?

Yes, most of our interns are completing the compulsory practical component of their university studies. Australian Internships will supply the necessary documents for your university to ensure that you gain credit for the internship completed in Australia.

Are there any special requirements needed to gain an Internship in Australia?

Yes, briefly these Australian internship requirements include:

Details of completed or current studies listed in a current Resume.
Statement of results from your university (academic records).
A statement indicating that the internship is a requirement of your course or that it is endorsed and supported by the university or employer.
Evidence of financial support or training wage. This may be included in the home university letter, the training body letter or as a separate document. It may be a letter signed by the person supporting you financially for your stay in Australia. A rough guide would be $1000 per month.
Evidence of your medical, accident, travel and personal liability insurance. Personal liability insurance is an essential requirement of undertaking an internship in Australia.

How long will it take to arrange my Internship in Australia?

Australian Internships advises that you allow a minimum of three months to make the necessary arrangements for the internship and visa.

Can Australian Internships arrange insurance?

You must provide proof of the accident, medical, travel and personal liability insurance prior to starting the internship. Yes, Australian Internships can arrange insurance if requested.

What if my Australia Internship interest in not listed here?

Please just contact us with your request – Australian Internships boasts a 100% success rate with internships and we are sure that we will be able to assist with your enquiry.

Can I travel to Australia before or after my Internship in Australia?

Yes, you are generally provided with four weeks after your internship where you may travel in Australia; however, just let us know if you have any special travel requests.

Can I obtain an Australian Internship on another Visa?

Yes, you can complete an internship on a Working Holiday Visa if you are eligible for a working holiday visa. The internship duration must not exceed 12 weeks on a working holiday visa. If you are from one of the following countries you may be eligible for a working holiday visa: Canada, Ireland, Japan, Malta, The Netherlands, South Korea, Britain, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

What are some basic options available through Australia Internship Program?

Is there any time limit for the Australian Internship? There is none. However, the duration of the internship can be negotiated between you and your trainer.

If English is my second language, then? The requirements of any internship will state that you must have sufficient English language skills in order to complete the internship successfully. Applicants who feel that they may not meet these requirements should enrol in a suitable English language program prior to enrolling in their chosen internship in Australia.

Will I receive any payment in return for my services?

No besides hospitality and some journalism internships, the internship is purely voluntary for the duration of the program.

What requirements must be met prior to undertaking an internship in Australia?

  • Details of studies undertaken in the current resume format
  • Statement of support by university or training provider and that the internship is a requirement of the course
  • Evidence of personal liability insurance
    More about the requirements

How long does it take to arrange an Australian internship?

Generally, a minimum period of three months is required to arrange an internship in Australia.

Can Australian Internships arrange insurance?

Yes, Australia Internship Programs can arrange insurance on request.

Is it possible to obtain an internship on a working holiday visa?

Yes, it is possible if you are eligible for a working holiday visa.

My knowledge of English is rudimentary. Am I required to do an English language course in Australia?

It is mandatory that you speak and write English fluently unless you speak German. In any case, we can book you in an English course.

If I apply for the online internship in Australia, can I select my own topics of interest and can my travel partner do an internship as well?

In most cases, you can select your own topics. And it will be encouraged if your travel partner will do an internship as well.

How many working hours would my Australian internship involve during the week?

We are flexible but expect 20 work hours/week.

Can I also look for another job at the same time?

Yes, certainly as this helps you to make good contacts with other travellers and Australians.

Does this Australian internship work affect my Working Holiday visa at all?

You can remain up to 3 months with us as an intern, without affecting your visa.

I have noticed that this AUSTRALIAN internship with AA is free, but I have to pay for accommodation and food. Do I get some help in finding accommodation?

Certainly, we can help you to find appropriate accommodation.

Where do I find information on the Working Holidays Visa?

Here: Australia Visa

I noticed that no service fees will be raised by AA if I booked with partner institution and organisations. Is this correct?


Are there brochures of your Australia internship organisation and your program?

You can obtain all the information online from us.

How long can I remain with your Australian internship organisation?

You can remain for up to six months with this visa. As an international student with a student visa and a work permit you may work 20 hours per week and according to your visa perhaps for even longer.

Is there local support in Australia?

There is always local support available.

My friend would like to come along and attend an English course. Would that be possible?

We will gladly help your friend finding an English course.

I am not having my own laptop. Does this internship involve much writing?

It is expected that you would like to work independently and to be able to work without direct supervision while travelling.

Do I obtain a certificate at the end of my Australian internship?

AA issues a certificate after the completion of your practical course. The AA Internship Certificate may be an advantage in finding work in Australia or overseas.

How is my journey organised?

You organise your journey by yourself: We are glad to find you attractive travel discounts (flights eg.).

Can I do an Australian internship without having skills in image editing?

If you don’t have the skills please discuss with us. It is recommended to have image editing software installed on your laptop (Photoshop or similar).

My documents (Matriculation certificate and Working Holiday Visa) are not ready yet. 

Please try to send us the missing documents as soon as possible.

If my application to AA is refused can I still do an internship in Australia?

There is much competition for internship places here. If your application is refused you can still apply via our partner organisations, which will help you to find an external internship at cost. Partnering with Australian Organisations we coordinate accommodation, language courses (if necessary) and you’ll have a Workplace supervisor during your Australian Internship.

Australian Internship Application

If you want to take an internship in Australia, please contact us!

Australian Internships are temporary work placements in workplaces and education institutions.

Australian Internships can be paid or unpaid depending on the industry and the length of placement, and are a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the area of your study.

Professional Internships in Australia

Internship Australia is the next step in career skills advancement – a provider of quality training and development programs (short courses) and industry placements (internships).

The consolidation of Internships Australia IT (MIT) and ISPC to form Internships Australia Professional has increased our capacity to deliver inter-related quality programs and services.

Professional Internship Australia Program with Internships Australia

Internships Australia Professional works on behalf of international students to organise unpaid internships/ work experience placements within companies all around Australia.

Internships Australia Professional has over 1000 companies on our database who regularly take students on for internships. The majority of our internships are based in multinational companies and large corporations around Australia. Internships Australia Professional internships are specifically designed to match your needs, requirements, skills and interests.

Internships /work experience in Australia are a guaranteed way to place you above others when it comes to applying for a job in your own country.

About Us

About Internships Australia Professional-Internships offers high quality professional internship programs for international students and graduates within the Australian business environment. These are tailored programs and can be varied in length and make-up according to the needs of the participant.

As part of one of Australia’s leading universities, About Internships Australia Professional has in place the quality support systems and relationships with the business community to ensure the outcomes from the internship are of a high standard.

It is our aim to focus on the intern and provide an internship experience
that exceeds the expectations of the client.

The interns are able to access the extended services of About Internships Australia Professional, including accommodation assistance, 24 hour emergency services and
recreational programs to ensure a complete experience.

Internships in Australia

The following are key features of the Professional Internship in Australia:

  • Offices located in both Sydney and Melbourne
  • Placement with a quality host organization, using the extensive contacts About Internships Australia Professional has with the Australian business community; and have been endorsed by About Internships Australia Professional as meeting the required standards for an internship.
  • Host Companies are trained in managing interns and the requirements of an internship
  • Detailed Training Plan provided and agreed with Host Company
  • Variety of activities including a range of group tasks; supervised tasks; independent tasks; observation; work shadowing and in-house training
  • Qualified supervisor within the company
  • Visits by About Internships Australia Professional staff to check on progress; as well as regular telephone and email contact
  • Reference from Host Company
  • Certificate and Statement of Completion from About Internships Australia Professional

Outcomes for Interns

  • Adding practical experience to a intern’s field of study
  • Experience in the Australian work environment
  • A written reference from the host company, adding a valuable tool for future employment
  • A chance to establish an international business network

Internship Australia Program Features

All internships are custom-designed, so applicants can choose the following:

  1. Start date – all year round
  2. Duration – 5 weeks to 26 weeks (visa permitting)
  3. Location – any city in Australia
  4. Industry – almost any industry
  5. Internships can be designed to meet university requirements

Internship Australia Criteria

  1. 18 – 30 years old
  2. Must have an English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (upper intermediate)
  3. Must have a minimum of 1 years study in chosen internship field
  4. Must have valid visa

Internships in Australia can be undertaken on the following visas:

  1. Working Holiday Visa
  2. Work & Holiday Visa
  3. Student Visa
  4. 416 Visa
  5. Australian Permanent Residency

Packaged Programs:

English + Internship (Professional Pathways Programs Professional is able to arrange packaged programs consisting of an English course prior to the internship placement. Course length will vary according to the needs of each applicant.)
Preparation for the Workplace Course (We run a one week course designed to specifically prepare applicants for their upcoming internship. The course deals with topics such as Occupational Health and Safety and Australian workplace procedures.)

Additional Services offered by Professional Pathways Programs Professional

  1. Orientation at the Sydney/Melbourne office prior to internship start date
  2. Airport pickup
  3. Accommodation (Homestay and shared housing)
  4. Insurance (compulsory)
  5. Weekly intern newsletter
  6. Regular social intern networking functions
  7. Weekly sightseeing excursions
  8. Cambridge Certificate in Work Experience
  9. Cellular phones and international discount phone card

Internship Australia Application

Apply now to to be an intern. Our Internship Australia service is free and all you need to do to recieve further information is to send us an email.

Australian Internships wants you to enjoy your stay in Australia and we are happy to assist with your accommodation arrangements. Following are brief descriptions of the accommodation options available to you.

1. Homestay

We recommend homestay as a great personal introduction and welcome to the daily life in Australia. Living with an Australian family will give you a unique insight into the culture and values of our country and assist in preparing you for the business environment.

All homestay families are carefully selected and keen to ensure you enjoy your visit to Australia. After indicating your homestay preferences, Australian Internships will take the time to make sure that you have a homestay provided to meet your specific needs.

The fees for homestay vary and are influenced by your choice of location however please refer to the price section of this website for details on the homestay rates.

2. Hostels

Many interns prefer to find their own accommodation but they still ask us to arrange initial accommodation for their arrival. Several inexpensive and safe hostels are available in each location. Prices start from AUD$18 per night or AUD$125 per week. Specific information will be supplied at your request. For detailed information on hostels please visit Hostelworld.

3. Share Accommodation

Share accommodation is available in most locations. Many visitors choose to share flats or units with other Australian students or young singles and this option is popular for the independent interns who enjoy their own space. We strongly advise that you take the time to meet and view the premises for a share option after your arrival as they will vary quite dramatically, as will the people providing the accommodation.

To apply for one of our Internships in Australia, please contact our qualified team.

When doing a work experience or Internship Australia program, people often would want to try their best to avoid conflicts and to minimise misunderstandings. Therefore, it is extremely important to understand the work place culture of the country where you will be working. You will need to find out about the acceptable behaviours as well as the non acceptable behaviours at the work place.

Here, we would like to provide you with some information with regard to the acceptable and the non acceptable work place behaviours for both in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Punctuality – People from both countries has high regard for this. You will be seen as more of a professional and taken more seriously if you are punctual.
  • Eye contact – Keeping eye contact as you talk to other people is important. You will appear to be professional and confident.
  • Shaking hands – When you meet and leave people, hand shaking is appropriate. However, in some parts of New Zealand, quick hugs may be appropriate. Once you begin work for your employer, you will need to observe how people greet each other and act accordingly.
  • Speak clearly – Clear articulation of the English language is essential.
  • Queuing – It is essential to respect others by always wait for your turn to be served in a queue.
  • Gifts – Giving others gifts in the work place is not usually practised. However, should you be invited to someone’s home, it is polite to bring small gifts such as flowers and chocolate.
  • Listening skills – It is polite to respect others by listening to what they have to say. In turn, you can expect others to do the same.
  • Be polite – Always respect others by being polite and using words such as “please”, “thank you” and “your welcome”.
  • Littering – It is usually forbidden to litter in and around the work place. Do the right thing and place your rubbish in bins.
  • Smoking – Most work places ban smoking in and around the working area. If you wish to smoke, it is safest to ask to find out where the appropriate smoking areas are situated.

To make a mark in the international market and get one of the best conditions for training, many foreign students choose hospitality and tourism internships in Australia. With no lack of popular multi-cuisine and multi-purpose hotels, interns are in for a comprehensive learning.

In Australia, international students get opportunities to acquire work experience in their respective field. The professional internship programs generally cater to students studying tertiary education in universities or colleges. Although many of these internship programs are just for few weeks, there are some paid and detailed ones as well.

Hospitality Internship Australia
Interns taking part in hospitality internship must arrive in Australia 5 months before the beginning of the program under Working visa. If you are interested to take up this training program, make sure you keep a watch on special offers. These conditions are little flexible, such as laws are relaxed for those with 417 Working Holiday Visa or 462 Work and Holiday Visa. You can also apply for the training program.

On-the-Job Learning for Interns
Students who have completed various diploma or certificate courses in hospitality sector after studying for at least 2 years that fall under tertiary education can take up hospitality internships. The job would be a full-time one where the interns need to complete at least 25 hours per week. On an average, each intern would be paid at AUD15-20. If you are lucky you can get a popular resort that hires interns at a higher rate.

Students must be youngsters and can have 6 months of experience in the hotel industry. As there are many options to take up in this form of internship program, students must be willing and energetic to learn. There is a lead time that varies from 5-to- 6 months.

Additional Practical Learning
Additionally, students taking up hospitality internship Australia programs must attend ancillary practical programs, such as:

  • Take part in Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certification program. The certificate must be furnished before the completion of the training course.
  • Attain a language proficiency in English that is equivalent to IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550. If not, the students must take up extra English preparatory classes to hone their language skills and workplace communication.
  • Participate in Food Safety training session. Although this course is not binding for the students, it does help in the long run for those working in the Food Production Department. You learn about Workplace Hygiene and also how to handle food.

Documents Required

Foreign interns wanting to take part in an Internship Australia Hospitality Programm must have the following documents:

  • Insurance on medical, travel, and accidents. A bond for personal liability is also a must.
  • Completed application form to work for the internship program
  • Letter of Internship Objectives
  • Copy of Academic transcripts
  • 402 Visa Documents

The entire process takes about 8-to-12 weeks to complete. If you are interested in such programs, write to our student adviser for the best suited internship in Australia that is viable for you.

Hospitality Course + Hospitality Internship Australia Program

Hospitality internship Australia programs are designed for people that would like to work in Australia within the hospitality industry. Jobs available within the hospitality industry are within Food and Beverage, housekeeping, Kitchen hands, culinary and cooking, and some front office.

These internships are designed for young applicants that have academic background in the Hospitality/tourism areas and would like to compliment their travels to Australia with some training/employement.

The training/employment is designed for applicants’ future careers in their home countries.

Internship Australia Hospitality Program

Working abroad: ‘Is it easy to get a job’? Or ‘How can I get a job in Australia?’

Working Abroad:

Choosing a study destination abroad that offers work opportunities has become a main deciding factor for many students. Students are looking for work to support their studies or to gain valuable international work experience, which will assist them in getting a job when they return home.

Brisbane and South East Queensland have one of the highest concentrations of tourism and hospitality in Australia, which provides students with a range of work opportunities.

However, most students have little or no skills or work experience and lack confidence in their English skills to approach prospective employers.

These days, employers usually request written proof of training or industry experience and are looking for confident English speakers who are motivated, enthusiastic, confident and responsible.

HIC and HTA (Hospitality Training Association of Australia) have developed a range of programs to provide a training ground for students to develop their English language and hospitality skills.

Students who sucessfully complete this program are often provided with employment contacts and interviews in the local area, although it is the student’s responsibility to attend the interview and impress the employer with their new skills and enthusiasm.

Although there are no guarantees in securing work with or without these programs, students who have successfully competed this program have enjoyed a higher success rate in securing work.

The Programs:

4 week Program – 2 weeks General English & English for Hospitality / 2 weeks Hospitality Work Skills & Experience

5 week Program – 5 weeks General English & English for Hospitality / 5 weeks Hospitality Work Skills & Experience

12 week Program – 5 weeks General English & English for Hospitality / 10 weeks Hospitality Work Skills & Experience

Program Objectives:

English Program – designed to provide students with improved General English and focused language skills for the hospitality industry

Hospitality Program – designed to introduce and develop skills and knowledge of the hospitality industry for students who want to enter the work place.

Students gain practical on-the-job training in a working café and fine dining restaurant environment under the supervision of industry professionals.

The course prepares students for jobs in fast paced bars, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, taverns, pubs, eateries, cafés or coffee shop environments. Emphasis is placed on the development of practical skills and the content is based on accredited Hospitality Training Association training modules.

The course involves practical and theoretical elements and covers; food and beverage service, alcoholic beverages, cocktails, coffee & coffee machine operation, tea, soft drinks, juices, mixers etc., receiving and storing supplies, handling cash, liquor laws, responsible service of alcohol, cleaning and maintaining premises and other important areas of bar, restaurant and coffee shop service.

On successful completion of the course students are awarded a Statement of Participation and a Statement of Attainment, which provides the student with 6 credit points towards further study in the Certificate II in Hospitality (Operations).designed to introduce and develop skills and knowledge of the hospitality industry for students who want to enter the work place.

Students gain practical on-the-job training in a working café and fine dining restaurant environment under the supervision of industry professionals.

The course prepares students for jobs in fast paced bars, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, taverns, pubs, eateries, cafés or coffee shop environments. Emphasis is placed on the development of practical skills and the content is based on accredited Hospitality Training Association training modules.

The course involves practical and theoretical elements and covers; food and beverage service, alcoholic beverages, cocktails, coffee & coffee machine operation, tea, soft drinks, juices, mixers etc., receiving and storing supplies, handling cash, liquor laws, responsible service of alcohol, cleaning and maintaining premises and other important areas of bar, restaurant and coffee shop service.

On successful completion of the course students are awarded a Statement of Participation and a Statement of Attainment, which provides the student with 6 credit points towards further study in the Certificate II in Hospitality (Operations).

Internships in Australia
Internships in Australia
Internships in Australia

Australian Internship Placement Service

We work in collaboration with some of the top internship agencies to give all of our applicants the opportunity to be placed with an appropriate organisation to undertake their internship in Australia.

If you want to take an internship in Australia, please contact us!

Go to Australia welcomes international students, working holiday makers, fresh graduates, and anyone with the required qualifications to participate in a suitable internship in Australia program.

Readers can check our site for useful tips from our internship Australia counsellors and pick the right internship program – paid or unpaid. We also assist interested participants to take up an English language course if they don?t have the required prerequisite to attend an internship program.

For all our services, participants don’t require to pay us in anyway for our administrative services.

We get paid by our internship-providing partners in Australia for our services. This is how it works: for each intern who has registered for an internship Australia program with one of our partners, we get a commission from our partner. As a result, we don’t charge a fee from the intern and we are not reliant on other form of payment.

We also assist prospective interns with their visa applications, accommodation facilities, and arrival norms without charging a fee for the same.

If you want to take an internship in Australia, please contact us!

Want to travel and explore the beautiful pastures of Australia and New Zealand whilst also gaining a degree? GotoAustralia offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for all applicants regardless of educational background and age group. Imagine studying through the advanced Australian education system whilst also making international friends and experiencing Australian culture and lifestyle at its finest.

Go to Australia takes on the role of a surrogate ‘parent’ to its applicants since we understand that the application process can be foreign and confusing to new applicants. We offer services to shoulder this burden and provide you with a complete list of documentation needed for a valid application, and we also explain in detail how to get these documents verified for international use. All you have to do is simply fill out the application form correctly, send it to us via email and await your response.

We guarantee at Go to Australia.Agency that this waiting period will not be longer than 24 hours, our agency has established a firm and longstanding reputation within the education system of both Australia and New Zealand, therefore the applications sent via our company are immediately given the green light. This ensures no stress, no worries; your only concern is what to pack and which courses to choose!

Deciding on which academic path to take can also be nail biting, so allow our staff of experienced education agents to provide you with extensive advice on courses that would ideal for you, assistance with filling out your application forms, queries about your study visa, accommodation for the duration of your studies in Australia and many other concerns such as immigration. The lists are endless and GotoAustralia.Agency’s doors are always open to you, answering questions before, during and after the application process. We also offer an Orientation in which all concerns and queries relating to your travel and stay in Australia and New Zealand will be taken care of, even guidance about flight options are offered, our agents are consistently available on email.

GotoAustralia.Agency is based in Brisbane and doesn’t limit its resources to international students. Opportunities are also awarded to overseas backpackers, employees and graduates throughout Australia and New Zealand. Job seekers and recent graduates are offered a chance to gain work experience in Australia and New Zealand and grow in a foreign market.

We eliminate all of the uncertainty that is common when applying for international jobs in that we will assist you in finding the perfect job that is most suitable for you according to your preferences and strengths. Leave the heavy lifting, worrying and strategising to us, and allow AA Education to ensure you a stress-free and decadent studying and work experience in Australia and New Zealand!

With almost 20 years’ experience, Australian Internships has established a long term quality reputation and is proud to be the preferred internship provider for most leading Australian universities. Australian Internships program options:

  1. Professional Internship Program – Non-paid training in all academic disciplines for current students and recent graduates.
  2. STEM Internship Program – Non-paid training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math disciplines for current students and recent graduates.
  3. Hospitality Internship Program – Paid training for Hospitality students and recent graduates in Front Office, Food and Beverage and Culinary.
  4. Stipend Internship Program – Training in selected fields with an allowance of $600-$900/month for student and recent graduates with relevant experience.
  5. Aged & Disability Care Internship Program – Stipend training in Aged Care and Nursing Assistant roles for current students and recent graduates.

Go to Australia offers free services to help fresh graduates to work as interns in a field that they have studied during their tertiary education. The Australia internship programs are:

  • Generally unpaid. There can be paid ones, such as our journalism internships. You can also work as paid interns in the hospitality and tourism sector.
  • Often 20-to-26 weeks duration.
  • Open to students who have English language proficiency equal to upper intermediate.

Students must apply within 2 years after their graduation from a college or university. Good academic qualification and firm theoretical knowledge is a must.

There are also Professional Year-Internships for professionals in Accounting, Computer Science, and Engineering where fresher needs to work for 44 weeks. The interns must have a Post-Study Work Visa or a Graduate Work Visa.

Internships in Australia provide unique opportunities for students and professionals seeking specialised training and experience in Australia.

The Internship Australia Program will give you entry to Australia’s leading organisations.

Australian Internships ensures that you receive training compatible with your employment and/or educational history.

Choose from any of the following fields or specify and we will match your request with a suitable organisation:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Aged Care and Child Care
  • Information Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Law and Politics
  • Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Arts
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Banking and Finance
  • Media and Journalism
  • Education
  • Marine Science
  • Engineering
  • Photography
  • Environmental Science
  • Political studies
  • Forestry
  • Retail
  • Government
  • Sociology
  • Graphic Design
  • Sport
  • Health
  • Telecommunications
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • … plus many more

Why do an internship in Australia?

  • Internationalise your resume/CV
  • Gain valuable experience within your field
  • Obtain credit for your existing studies
  • Develop workplace English skills
  • Form alliances with international companies
  • Gain recognition within your profession
  • Improve your career opportunities
  • Develop an appreciation for the Australian work ethic and labour procedures

If you are interested in Australian internships we can help find you a contract with one of Australia’s top companies at a competitive price.

Main benefits undergoing an internship in Australia are:

  • Improve your English skills by communicating in English and working with Australians.
  • Get practical experience in English in your area of interest.
  • Get a reference letter from the company at the end of your internship, which gives you a competitive edge when you return to your home country looking for work or even if you decide to apply for a PR Visa in Australia. Also, Working Holiday Maker can significantly improve their chances on the Australian market if they have can prove working experiences in Australia.

We are working together with Australia’s biggest independent internship provider. They work on behalf of international students to organise unpaid internships/ work experience placements within companies in Australia.

Currently, there are over 1000 companies in their database, whereas most of them are multinational companies.

Please note, that it is required for an internship to provide a current Resume and Cover letter! If you have any problems with free translations of your documents, our Australian internship coordinator will help you.

GotoAustralia offers free online internships: For whom is this internship suitable?

For all who like to write …
Especially: Travellers, Graduates, Students, Scientists, Journalists, Webdesigner, SEO’s, Marketing and Sales Specialists, Internet Freaks.

While many internship providers charge a fee for offering an internship program, our Internship-Program authorized agents provide free service to international students and travellers who are looking for opportunities to work as interns in Australia – either paid or unpaid.

Our internship experts offer tips to the soon-to-be-interns on how to get useful internship programs that will help them to earn valuable work experience in the future.

Pre-organized programs are also offered to suitable candidates to work in Australia so that interns enjoy staying in Australia as well.

Our internship agents help interns to get their visa processed successfully, acquire an affordable accommodation, any other support services needed to make the internship successful.

Free Services

The interns do not require paying us for getting details on internship programs. We get paid by our internship-providing partners. For instance, our partner pays us a commission for each prospective intern who registers with the provider through us. We are not dependent on other forms of payment. Our counsellors only connect interns with a suitable internship that will develop their future career prospects.

Likelyhood of Placement

Good to know: the likelyhood of a placement as an intern according to your wishes is very high. Our local partners abroad have many years of experience in the execution of internships and international qualification tools.

Counselling Service

Before anything else we consult with you intensely. Together with you we develop a program including the necessary timeframe. You will receive information about your host-country and your host-organisation. You can receive most necessary information via email, telephone or skype.

Full Service at your host location

For your convenience you will have a permanent domestic partner who will check with you frequently, and who will offer support with any questions or problems that might come up while far away from home.
You can check with this individual at all times; and also we here in the headoffice will be in touch regularly, usually once a month, even if nothing extraordinary happens.

Contractual security with Money-Back-Guarantee

In order to guarantee your satisfaction, all the terms and conditions should be in writing as a contract. This includes the expectations in an internship. The internship agency should guarantee to find an internship for you that meets your requested needs. In the extremely rare case that we do not find a suitable placement as an intern for you you will get your downpayment back.


If you like we buy an international health insurance or other travel-related insurances for you.

It can go fast

From the day of your booking between 1 and 6 months can pass before you actually take off. In case you are in a rush to go abroad – that usually can be done as well.


If you live outside Austria, Germany or Switzerland we would ask you to do the flight booking by yourself and let us know in good time about your arrival dates in your country and city of destination. We will then inform our partner about your arrival.

Upon arrival at your destination your local partner will pick you up and take you to your accomodation. You also will be accompanied and guided on your first day of language training or company-visit.


You will get to know the local language and culture the best by living in a host family (plus meals are usually included). Another option could be room-sharing with other participants, or a convenient stay in hotels or hostels can be arranged.

Certificate and Feedback

For your language training and your internship you will receive a certificate from the internship agency. After your assignment is completed we will have a feedback session in order to check the outcome and your evaluation of the placement.
Your opinion helps us for continous improvement, so we would like to hear about your experiences and what the results for you will be.

Full Service all from one hand

Before your foreign assignment you can take care of all personal matters of your everydays life – the internship agency will handle everything travel-related that has to be tackled before a trip abroad.

Apply for our Internships in Australia

If you want to take an internship in Australia, please contact us!

Testimonials from Interns

We are thrilled to see the success of our interns in their internship Australia placements. It is so rewarding for the whole Internship Australia team when we hear of how happy and impressed our host companies are with the interns we refer to them.

It is equally rewarding to hear how much an intern has achieved through their Internship Australia experiences. In addition to the career development benefits, our interns certainly return home with much to offer through their global training experience and they have often forged links with international business associates and friends that will last a lifetime.

Taking the opportunity to find more about journalism internships and where they could take you? Read from actual people who have experienced this lifestyle first hand and see where it could take you in your life! These articles will help you make your decision so read on for more details!

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