Australia offers everything from world-class beaches to a bustling economy to cities full of industries and businesses from all over the world. Australia is known as a land of opportunity for both business and leisure, and its residents benefit from the uniquely laid-back lifestyle that sets it apart from other western nations. Interns who choose Australia have opportunities to pursue both their professional and personal goals and will return home forever changed by this unique country.
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.
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 World Endeavors for more information.
- 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 would apply for one of the following visas:
- Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462)
- To obtain this visa applicants must be 18 to 30 years old and hold a passport from an eligible country
- The countries eligible for this visa include, Argentina, Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, United States of America, Vietnam
- You can find more information on the Australian Immigration website
- Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417)
- To obtain this visa applicants must be 18 to 30 years old and hold a passport from an eligible country. Except for citizens of Canada and Ireland, who can apply to this visa up to the age of 35 years old
- The countries eligible for this visa include, Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders), Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan (other than an official or diplomatic passport), The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- You can find more information on the Australian Immigration website
We strive to provide immersive, life changing, and professionally rewarding programs for our interns. Our programs are designed as a comprehensive “program” instead of just the internship so that we can provide a full experience for our participants. The program fees we charge include the in-country expenses (housing, insurance, orientation, etc.) and also the dedicated work that goes behind finding a customized, one-of-a-kind, international internship placement. You can find more information about the costs and inclusions in the “Dates & Costs” section on this page.
We really wish we could offer paid internships, but all of the internships we coordinate are unpaid placements. Paid internships abroad are few and far-between, as they require a different type of visa that is difficult to attain, and they also require sponsorship by the host company, which is quite costly for them. The goal of our program is to provide meaningful, hands-on experience in your specific profession or field of study that will give you a competitive edge in the job market and make you valuable to employers who are globally minded. If you are seeking a placement to help you gain international experience, improve your skills in your field and enhance your resume, our program provides the perfect opportunity.
Our internships are customized to fit each individual’s goals, interests, and skill level. We consider all of these things and then make a placement accordingly. Therefore, we don’t have specific internships “set aside” waiting for people to fill them. We have placed interns in both small and large companies, but due to confidentiality of our host companies and organizations we are not able to provide a list of companies.
All of our internships are customized, and we work with each intern to make sure we find a placement that fits their specific interests, background, experience, and goals for the internship. Your specific responsibilities during your internship will be determined further in the enrollment process and will depend on your skills and goals for the program.
"I gained the confidence to know that if I put hard work and belief in something I can accomplish it. This internship gave me the confidence to jump into my future."
-Kaitlin, Intern in Australia
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.
World Endeavors offers internships in Australia in the following fields:
Accounting interns work in accounting firms as well as in company accounting and finance departments to gain practical experience with financial reporting, account management, and a range of other responsibilities.
Experience in field required
Advertising interns work with creative teams in agencies as well as company advertising departments, learning about local and global markets as well as business strategy.
Experience in field required
Coaching and Sports Management interns help with marketing and promotion efforts, plan events, and manage facilities for athletic teams as well as learn about the business side of sports.
Communications interns design websites, plan marketing campaigns, organize publicity events, write press releases, or develop and implement communications strategies.
Culinary Arts interns work side by side with professionals in the kitchens of fine restaurants, gaining firsthand experience with the culture and cuisine of their host country.
Education interns in Australia assist local educators in primary schools to promote learning in the classroom.
Engineering interns work on public and private projects in a range of fields learning how to create effective, real-world solutions that benefit society.
Environmental Conservation interns work on a wide range of projects to protect habitats, study soil, air and water quality, define environmental policies, and promote conservation through community education.
Event Management interns work with professional coordinators to plan and manage events ranging from weddings and celebrations to festivals, conferences, concerts, and exhibitions.
Fashion interns work in companies and design houses assisting with design, styling, production, marketing, merchandising, and business.
Finance interns work in banks and in company finance departments assisting with research, financial analysis, reporting, preparation of financial documents, and administration.
Healthcare interns assist health professionals in a range of projects from public health initiatives to medical research or healthcare administration.
Hospitality Management and Tourism interns assist management and work in reception, marketing, and communications in internationally-recognized hotels and resorts.
Human Resources interns assist professionals in human resources departments with reporting and evaluations, interviewing, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative tasks.
Information Technology interns work in technology companies and in the IT departments of corporations on various projects and initiatives such as network management, hardware and software support, systems management, and new technology implementations.
International Business interns are placed in a range of businesses spanning a wide array of industries with both local and global markets.
International Relations interns work for organizations engaged with issues of global importance, such as human rights, globalization, humanitarian action, and international economic development; they gain experience with research, grants, reporting, and policy.
Journalism interns work with journalists to liaise with the public and research stories, write articles, and/or report on local events for magazines, newspapers, or other print or digital media companies.
Law interns work in law firms and corporations, researching and preparing briefs, summarizing court documents, organizing files, and reviewing client documents.
Marketing interns work in advertising agencies or in the marketing departments of a wide variety of companies, planning and managing campaigns, analyzing market information, assisting with websites and social media, and interfacing with clients.
Media Studies interns work at radio and television stations, film production companies, newspapers, magazines, advertising or public relations agencies, and other print or digital media companies gaining professional experience in a wide range of job duties and picking up a host of valuable practical skills.
Nonprofit Management interns may prepare and write grants, research and report on issues, engage with supporters, or assist with promotions for fundraising or community outreach events.
Occupational Therapy interns work in clinics and hospitals working with occupational therapists to learn about patient care, as well as other aspects of their field.
Performing Arts interns may assist actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff or back-office management with the preparation, management, and promotion of drama, music, or dance productions.
Physical Therapy interns in Australia work in schools for children with disabilities, learning about patient care as well as the business and administrative aspects of their field.
Public Health interns work with public health officials in government agencies and nonprofit organizations on projects focused on disease and injury prevention, assessment of community health requirements, addressing environmental challenges, and creating public policy.
Public Relations interns work in PR agencies or in company PR departments learning about strategic communication, brand management, and market perceptions.
Social Work interns work with nonprofit or government organizations, aiding individual clients and assisting with community outreach initiatives and public health and safety programs.
Veterinary Sciences interns assist veterinarians as they work with domestic livestock or exotic animals, gaining experience with the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of animals and learning how these professionals engage with the local community.
Visual Arts interns work in galleries and museums planning and maintaining exhibits, creating and distributing publicity materials, coordinating special events, communicating with artists, and organizing art auctions.
Web and Graphic Design interns work with creative professionals in design firms, marketing agencies, or the design departments of larger companies to create marketing materials, web pages, logos, and other visuals for corporate clients.
Wine interns work in vineyards and wine companies, assisting with a variety of activities ranging from production to marketing while gaining an appreciation for the wine and culture of that particular region of the world.
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 Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.
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.
Internships are available year-round, and each placement is customized for the participant. This means World Endeavors interns can choose when they would like to start their program, the duration of their internship and their desired field. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to intern in a specific location or in a specific field.
When you are ready to start planning your internship, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing consideration unique to this internship destination or your internship field.
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.
Please note: generally, the minimum program duration for interning in Australia is 3 months. Contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for a shorter duration.
|Program Name||First Month||Each Additional Month|
|Intern In Australia||$4,190||$1,490|
- Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
- Internship placement: coordinated with special attention to your goals and experience
- Flexible durations from 3 to 6 months with year-round start dates
- Academic credit facilitation
- Professional counseling: to consult on application materials, job readiness, and interviewing skills, etc. before, during, and after your program
- Local On-site Coordinator with 24/7 availability pre and post arrival orientation
- Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing coaching
- Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and travel opportunities
- Airport reception and welcome (for Sydney only)
- Home stay accommodations
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Advice on how to get a local phone number
- 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
- Travel Protection
- Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Australia
- Additional meals
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on this one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted at least 16 weeks in advance of the intended program start date. If your intended start date is less than 16 weeks away, please contact World Endeavors for more information.