Internships Down Under was founded approximately 10 years ago for the sole purpose of assisting International students gain internships in Sydney. We found that there was little to no assistance for motivated students who wanted to experience Australia's unique environment & lifestyle while enhancing their CV and gaining beneficial practical training in the workplace. Internships Down Under, which was formally known as Sydney Internships, has built a reputation for providing beneficial internships to students throughout the world in their chosen…

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A Cover Letter, also known as a Motivational Letter, provides a host company with further details about an intern's motivation and expectations of an internship. It should be well written as it is one of the few things that a host company will base their decision on whether to consider you further for a placement or not. DO: * Address it correctly: Use the company name / supervisors name if you know it, if not keep it neutral. * Write…

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A CV is essential when applying for an internship. It must clearly display your personal details, experience & skills. Your CV should be appealing, easy to read and informative. DO: 1. Use professional & formal language. 2. Include relevant personal information. 3. Use a clear and basic format, but make it visually appealing. 4. State your skills and experiences in detail. 5. Point out your achievements, strengths and qualifications. 6. Include your language skills. 7. Show your relevant industry qualifications.…

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An internship abroad is a unique experience that can broaden your horizons. When you are deciding which country to travel to for your internship, there are a few questions you need consider: * Do I want to improve my language skills? * What is the industry standard for your chosen field? * What are the cultural differences? * Can I get a Visa? * How will I spend my leisure time? * Is it safe? * What is the cost…

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Once you've decided that you want to complete an internship, the next step is how you will organise the placement. You have two options: 1) Organise it on your own directly with a host company 2) Apply to an agency who will arrange it on your behalf Benefits of applying directly to a host company: * Lower cost: When you arrange the internship directly, you save agency fees. * Choose the companies: you can decide which companies you would like…

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An interview for an internship is quite different to an interview for a regular job as it is all about your expectations. The company would like to know what you want to achieve from the internship and what your requirements are. Every interview can be nerve wrecking for you and you will probably get nervous. Don’t panic and simply follow these easy tips to make a good impression during the interview. 1. Read through the company's website and any articles…

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