What is an internship?
Internships Down Under provides interns with a voluntary internship in their chosen field throughout Australia.
An internship in Australia will give you the opportunity to gain practical training and experience in your requested field in an English language environment. The valuable experience and skills which you inherit will be an asset to your future working career, and provide a competitive edge when you enter the work force. An internship will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in an Australian business environment. Whether your University requires you to complete an internship or you voluntarily decide to undertake the internship, it is an excellent opportunity to gain further knowledge, experience and insight into your chosen industry in a supportive environment.
What industries are available?
We have a wide range of industries avaialble catering for various skillsets and education levels. Check them out here, and contact us if you can’t find something that appeals to you
Will I be employed by the company at the end of the internship?
The internships we arrange do not include a job offer with the host company as they are a temporary training experience. However, seperate from our service, some interns have been offered employment on completion of the internship
Are there any age requirements?
While IDU doesn’t set any age restrictions, there are age restrictions to apply for some Visas which may limit your access. These are typically 18-35.
Are the internships paid?
While many of the companies offer a small stipend such as weekly transport costs, all our internships are voluntary/unpaid as they focus on supervision & training to benefit you, NOT on photocopying and making coffees.
What are your fees?
Please complete the following form and we will deliver information about our fees to your inbox Click Here
Will there be any additional fees I need to consider?
You will need to budget for flights, visa, insurance, accommodation and living expenses.
Individual packages can be provided on request.
What English level is required?
Applicants must have a strong English level. Upper intermediate is the minimum level we expect. A language course can be arranged should you need to develop your skills or confidence. A good level of spoken English is essential for the internship.
Do I need to be enrolled in University?
Short answer is ‘No’. All applicants should fit into one of the below categories:
- 1. School Leavers; Those who have recently completed schooling and would like to gain an insight and basic training in a specific field before committing to a career path.
- 2. Enrolled Students; Students who are required to complete an internship as part of their University curriculum. University requirements differ between each educational institution.
- 3. Graduates; Recently completed a tertiary qualification in their requested field.
- 4. Voluntary; Those that choose to complete an internship which is not an essential requirement to graduate.
All placements provide the intern with essential training and guidance to ensure a valuable link to their future career goals
What Visa do I need?
All applicants must be eligible for the Working Holiday Visa 417 or 462. Further information is available from the following government website WHV 417 WHV 462
When does the internship start and how long does it go for?
The intern selects the start date, duration & number of hours per week. The minimum duration is 8 weeks, while the maximum duration with one company is 26 weeks. Interns generally request a full time placement but part time internships can also be arranged to meet requirements. We do not have set start dates. Interns can start an internship on almost any Monday throughout the year.
Can I earn course credit?
Yes, we are able to arrange for the internships to contribute towards your course.
You will need to supply us with all the necessary requirements set by your University.
Do I need Insurance
Insurance is compulsory. If travelling from overseas then your insurance must cover medical, travel, accident and personal liability expenses up to AUD $2 million. Local applicants must be covered for personal liability expenses up to AUD $2 million. Further information can be found here
Does IDU monitor me during the internship?
All interns are required to complete a monthly training monitor. This is provided by Internships Down Under so we can ensure that the internship is meeting the pre-set training requirements. All companies are also required to complete a monthly training monitor.
I'm ready to apply, how can I proceed?
We look forward to assisting you. First step is to complete the enquiry form. We will then respond with our fees and next steps. You can also view our placement procedure for further information