Insurance can be extremely complex, especially when it comes to internships. We have put together a number of definitions related to insurance for interns, as well as classified whose responsibility it is for each item: Intern's Responsibility Personal Liability Insurance Personal Liability Insurance covers an intern if they are found to be legally responsible for personal injury to a third party or responsible for damage to their property including the host company. Note: Every intern MUST be covered for Personal Liability…

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An interview for an internship is quite different to an interview for a regular job as it is primarily focuses on the learning outcomes and benefit to the intern. The intern would like to know what they can learn from the internship and what practical training you can provide. The interview stage is very important as the intern will book their flights and apply for their visa based on the information provided in the interview. They are making a huge commitment towards their education by…

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Internships Down Under deals with large numbers of interns each year. We gather regular feedback from the interns during the placement and also upon completion of the internship. We have compiled a list of the top three areas which need attention; 1. “I didn't have anything to do” We understand that as a company you are busy and that you have a job to do, but please remember that the interns have made a huge commitment to complete the internship…

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There can be pitfalls for host companies that accept internship applicants directly rather than using a registered internship provider (member of the Australian Internship Industry Association - AIIA). These pitfalls can also apply to companies that accept interns from international providers & Universities as they are unaware of Australian internship guidelines and are unable to offer ongoing on the ground support. Internship placement providers ensure that internship placements are in line with the guidelines set out by Fair Work Australia. AIIA approved…

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 Internships Down Under promotes and arranges internships which follow the guidelines set out by the Fair Work Ombudsman. On the Fair Work Ombudsman website, conditions of an unpaid internship can be found;  (reproduced below): A work experience arrangement or internship is when a person works for a business to gain experience in a particular occupation or industry. These arrangements can be a valuable way for prospective employees to make the transition from study to work or explore a new career…

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