Intern in Australia

Program Information

On Intern in Australia, you’ll find that our international internships are customized to match your interests and your desired length of stay in Australia. You can choose a 6, 8, or 12-week internship. You also get to choose where you want to intern. Do you want to live in historic Sydney or hip Melbourne? On Intern in Australia, you’ll experience: A custom internship placement – We understand that you aren’t interning in Australia to brew coffee and make photocopies. Luckily, your internship in Australia is tailored to fit: we will find you a placement that takes into account your career goals, interests, and skills.

Your choice of accommodation – Intern in Australia provides you with a few options when it comes to housing. You can do a homestay in Australia or share an apartment with other student interns who will also work in Sydney or Melbourne!

Live the “work hard, play hard” mentality – Although Australians take their workday quite seriously, they take their time off seriously as well. Catch an Aussie Rules Football match, hang out in a local pub, or go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef with other interns.

360° Networking Toolkit - You will receive business cards, resume/interview coaching, and an internship completion certificate. You’ll also gain access to a seminar series on topics such as developing and maximizing a LinkedIn account, interview expectations, adding the experience to your resume, and more! Jump-start your career with our global network!

Highlights

If you've always wanted to work in Sydney or Melbourne or just want to gain experience in the profession of your dreams, check out all Intern in Australia has to offer. Here are just a few of the key highlights that make this program unique:

  • Diverse international internship placements 
  • Intern in Melbourne or Sydney 
  • Work with Australians and people from all over the world 
  • Comprehensive orientation and on-site support 
  • Easy access to the Sydney Opera House, the Outback, beaches, and so much more! 
  • Optional trips to places such as Hunter Valley, the Blue Mountains, Canberra, and Melbourne, where you can go on surf excursions, whale watching, dolphin watching and more!

Hunter Valley The Hunter Valley is one of the most popular destinations in Australia, with more than 2.5 million people visiting the region each year. Visitors can enjoy scenic cruises on Lake Macquarie and the Hunter River or explore the surrounding wine country, restaurants, shops, golf courses, etc. There are also a number of national parks located in the region that are perfect spots to walk around in or enjoy a picnic!

The Blue Mountains This area is a great spot for hikers, climbers, and nature buffs alike! The Blue Mountains and the surrounding areas are home to over 400 different forms of mammals; from rare species like the koala and the spotted-tail quoll to platypus and grey kangaroos. Also located in the area is the Giant Stairway, the Three Sisters, and the Jenolan Caves, all wonderful places to hike and explore while visiting the Blue Mountains.

Canberra The city of Canberra is Australia’s capital city and is the country’s largest inland city, with a population of 367,000 people. Canberra is home to many of the country’s national institutions and monuments, so the city is perfect for history enthusiasts. Popular sites in Canberra include the National Portrait Gallery, the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Museum, the Australian War Memorial, the Parliament House, the National Botanic Gardens, the National Dinosaur Museum, and the National Zoo and Aquarium.

Melbourne Melbourne was recently voted as the “world’s most liveable city” so it has a ton to offer its visitors. The city is also an international cultural center and hosts festivals, musicals, live performances, gallery exhibits, and sporting events throughout the year. Whatever you end up seeing in Melbourne, don’t forget to take the time to appreciate its mix of modern and nineteenth and twentieth century architecture, or its extensive street-art laden pathways which have been placed the city alongside Berlin and New York as one of the world’s best street-art hubs.

Housing

Intern in Australia gives you flexibility in your housing. If you are interning in Sydney, you can choose a more independent experience and live in a shared house or apartment with other interns. In this housing option, your house/apartment is fully furnished, and linens, internet, and phone service are available at a small additional cost. You will have your own room unless you tell us that you’d like to share with a friend. If you want to experience true Australian family life, home stays may be available upon request. In Melbourne, students automatically get to experience true Australian family life through living in a home stay.

Interns in Sydney must provide their own food, and all apartments have full kitchens. In Melbourne, most meals are included in the home stay (breakfast and dinner on weekdays; breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends). All housing options can be reached through public transportation. Please keep in mind that while we will make every effort to find you housing close to your internship, some commuting is required.

Placements

Placements are available in architecture; banking/finance; business; communications; education; engineering; fashion; food science; graphic design; law; marketing; media, arts, and entertainment; public relations; and web design, among others.

Program Setting

Urban

Credit

Internships are non-credit programs, however, many students are able to receive academic credit for their internship from their home university.  To receive credit visit with your academic advisor, career services or university department.

GPA Requirement

2.5/4.0

Language of Instruction

English

Program Dates

Available Throughout the Year

Program Fee

  • 6 weeks - 12 weeks: $4,840 - $7,640*
  • 6 week homestay $4,840
  • 6 week shared housing $5,340
  • 8 week homestay $5,740
  • 8 week shared housing $6,140
  • 12 week homestay $7,140
  • 12 week shared housing $7,640

*Program costs may change at any time due to current exchange rates.

Included

  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Housing
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Medical & accident insurance
  • On-site support
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

How to Apply

  • Set up an appointment with Frances Weiner, frances@iepabroad.org
  • Apply 90 days (in complete) before the first day of their start month.
  • Fill out the CISabroad Online Application
  • Pay the $200 application deposit*

*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.

Past Students

"I had the time of my life! My internship was fabulous. Seriously, it was the best experience. I'm so glad I went! I met wonderful people and made lasting friendships."

Ashley E.