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Overview of Internship Programs in Australia

Combine living in a world-class city with an immersive, one-of-a-kind professional internship in your career field, and you have the World Endeavors Intern in Australia program. On top of that, you will be supported every step of the way by a dedicated Program Advisor from an organization that boasts over fifteen years of placing interns abroad.

World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in Australia, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great opportunities in unique and highly specialized fields. Though some internships may be located outside the city, World Endeavors offers internships in Sydney.

WHY DO AN INTERNSHIP IN AUSTRALIA

Interning in Australia can be an enriching and rewarding experience for several reasons. Australia’s diverse and thriving economy offers a wide range of industries and sectors for internships, allowing you to gain practical, hands-on experience in your field of interest. Whether you’re interested in technology, finance, hospitality, environmental sciences, or any other industry, Australia’s dynamic job market presents numerous opportunities to develop valuable skills and build a strong professional network.

Australia’s multicultural society and friendly, welcoming environment provide a unique cultural experience for international interns. Engaging with people from different backgrounds and perspectives can broaden your horizons, enhance your cross-cultural communication skills, and foster personal growth. Moreover, Australia’s breathtaking natural beauty and outdoor lifestyle offer a plethora of recreational activities during your leisure time, making it an ideal destination for work-life balance. From exploring the Great Barrier Reef to hiking in the Australian outback, you can create unforgettable memories while advancing your career through an internship in Australia.

AUSTRALIA INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

Here are just a few of the best things about interning in Australia:

  • Internships in Australia provide valuable hands-on experience, helping you develop practical skills and gain industry-specific knowledge that can boost your career prospects.
  • Australian internships allow you to build a strong professional network, connecting with potential mentors, colleagues, and industry experts who can offer guidance and open doors for future job opportunities.
  • Working in Australia exposes you to a diverse and multicultural society, enhancing your cross-cultural communication skills and broadening your understanding of different perspectives.
  • Australia’s stunning landscapes and outdoor lifestyle offer ample opportunities for adventure and leisure activities, making your internship experience not just professionally rewarding but also personally fulfilling.

Our Australia Internship Programs

Browse all of our internship programs in Australia below. If you can’t find a suitable internship, check out our main program finder to continue your search for internships beyond Australia.

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International Business Internship in Australia

International Business interns in Australia have had the opportunity to work with many different companies in Sydney.

International Business Internship in Australia

International Business interns in Australia have had the opportunity to work with many different companies in Sydney. A past intern worked with a travel agency that specializes in organizing tours to Central and Southeast Asia. Interns assist the Operations Department, focusing mainly on customer support and logistics, as well as help with the Documentation and Visa teams; preparing, packing, and sending documentation. Interns liaise with customers, suppliers, and staff members.

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Veterinary Sciences Internship in Australia

In Australia, Veterinary Sciences interns collaborate with veterinarians to assist in the care of both domestic and exotic animals, honing their skills in animal diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, and also gaining insights into the ways in which these professionals engage with the local community.

Veterinary Sciences Internship in Australia

In Australia, Veterinary Sciences interns collaborate with veterinarians to assist in the care of both domestic and exotic animals, honing their skills in animal diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, and also gaining insights into the ways in which these professionals engage with the local community.

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Public Relations Internship in Australia

In Australia, Public Relations interns typically work in either PR agencies or company PR departments, where they are exposed to the intricacies of strategic communication, brand management, and market perceptions.

Public Relations Internship in Australia

In Australia, Public Relations interns typically work in either PR agencies or company PR departments, where they are exposed to the intricacies of strategic communication, brand management, and market perceptions.

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Nonprofit Management Internship in Australia

Australian-based Nonprofit Management interns are entrusted with various responsibilities, which encompass tasks like grant preparation and writing, in-depth research and reporting on pressing issues, engaging with supporters, and providing valuable support in promoting fundraising or community outreach events.

Nonprofit Management Internship in Australia

Australian-based Nonprofit Management interns are entrusted with various responsibilities, which encompass tasks like grant preparation and writing, in-depth research and reporting on pressing issues, engaging with supporters, and providing valuable support in promoting fundraising or community outreach events.

Location

About Sydney

Australia is a country with something for everyone with its booming coastal cities and laid-back mindset. Internships are located in Sydney, a majestic seaside city where culture and architecture enhance the beauty of the natural surroundings. Ringed by the Blue Mountains and accentuated by incredible white sand beaches, Sydney boasts a booming economy and sophisticated arts scene while simultaneously enjoying all the advantages of the great outdoors. Internships are also available in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide; please contact us for more information.

Dates & costs

Internships are available year-round, with flexible start dates and durations. Public holidays and seasonal work availability may impact certain start dates in some locations.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight

Note: Generally, the minimum program duration for interning in Australia is 3 months, but contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for a shorter duration!

First Month: $4,190 | Each Additional Month: $1,490

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.
  • Interns participating in an internship in Australia will be required to obtain a visa, which has its own eligibility requirements. Interns will apply for one of the following visas, and our team will help guide interns through the visa application process.
    • Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462)
    • Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417)

Housing

World Endeavors interns in Australia live with local host families in single rooms, with one meal per day included. Shared apartment accommodations with shared bedrooms are also available with no meals included. It is possible to upgrade to a single room in a shared apartment for an additional fee. Housing is located near public transportation. Our Onsite Coordinator works to find housing that will be conveniently located no more than a one hour commute away from the internship placement in Sydney.

Every World Endeavors Internship Program Includes

Our internships are as unique as the countries that host them, but there are program features that unify all of our internship experiences.

YOUR INTERNSHIP

  • Professional customized internship placement
  • Year-round program availability
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months

CAREER READINESS PROGRAM

  • Resume clinic and interview skills workshop
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Professional competencies development

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options available – host family, shared apartment, student residence
  • Vetted and selected with quality, safety and proximity to your placement in mind

CAREER AND ACADEMIC INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Post-program assistance with resume updates and completion certificate
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator
  • Internship placement supervisor

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance
  • Professional liability insurance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN AUSTRALIA

Australia offers a wealth of exciting activities to enjoy during your spare time. Here are some popular things to do in Australia:

  • Explore Nature: Discover Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, go hiking in national parks, and encounter unique wildlife, like kangaroos and koalas.
  • Surfing and Water Sports: Australia is renowned for its surf culture and pristine beaches, making it a paradise for surfers and water sports enthusiasts. Try surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddleboarding, or even whale watching in certain regions.
  • Attend Sporting Events: Australians are passionate about sports, so attending a rugby, cricket, or Australian Rules Football (AFL) match can be a thrilling experience and an insight into the country’s sporting culture.
  • Camping and Outdoor Adventures: Set up camp in the wilderness, go on a camping trip, and immerse yourself in Australia’s rugged beauty.

How to choose the best Internship program

Choosing your internship program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

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Academic Credit

Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you.

Through our collaboration with University of California Summer Sessions, World Endeavors interns can earn academic credit alongside their international internship. Alternatively, interns can arrange for credit through their home institution.

INTERNSHIP CREDIT INFORMATION

Recent Testimonials

TrentIntern in Australia

I gained a stronger sense of independence. I have always been self-motivated but this program gave me the reassurance to take on new experiences.

MeganIntern in Australia

I’m now better prepared and excited for my upcoming classes because my internship provided me with relevant experiences. Being an international intern helped me step out of my comfort zone and gain self-knowledge, which was my goal.

NidishIntern in Argentina

I’m very happy with how the program went. It was such a great experience -
I want to go back.

BrittanyIntern in Czech Republic

It was so empowering for me - a huge boost to my self esteem!

AltairIntern in Costa Rica

“It was way more than I ever expected. I wanted to do this because I’m applying to med school - It’s been life-changing and so worth my time. I feel like I got so lucky.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I’m still in touch with my host family.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

CourtneyIntern in Ecuador

Oh my goodness, it was incredible! It was so cool! I got to travel and see and do much more than I was anticipating! My Spanish improved so much while I was there! I definitely got a lot of experience in OT, and was able to clock all of my shadowing hours for OT school.

Australia FAQs

How big is Australia?

Australia is a vast country, covering an area of approximately 7.7 million square kilometers (2.97 million square miles). It’s the sixth-largest country in the world by total area.

What is the capital of Australia?

The capital of Australia is Canberra.

Is Australia a continent?

Yes, Australia is not only a country but also a continent. The continent of Australia is also known as “Oceania” and includes the mainland of the country Australia and the nearby islands in the Pacific Ocean.

What currency does Australia use?

Australia uses the Australian Dollar as its official currency, often abbreviated as AUD.

What is Australia known for?

Australia is known for its stunning landscapes, iconic wildlife like kangaroos and koalas, vibrant cities, outdoor lifestyle, and rich Aboriginal heritage.

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How to apply for an Internship Abroad

You’ve decided to intern abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to gain skills and grow your network abroad!