Internship Start Dates:
- Flexible start dates
Duration of Internship:
- 10-26 weeks (Applicants available for a minimum of 12 weeks are strongly preferred)
Internships Down Under (IDU) facilitates individualized internship positions for students throughout Australia in a wide variety of fields. Centrally located in Sydney’s Bondi Junction, IDU delivers professional and efficient service. The majority of placements are located in Sydney, but internships can also be arranged in Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, and Perth.
An internship in Australia provides students with the opportunity to gain practical training and experience in their requested field in an English language environment. The valuable experience and skills students gain from working in an Australian business environment are an asset to future careers and provide a competitive edge when entering the workforce. Internships Down Under is an active member of the Australian Internship Industry Association (AIIA) which ensures that they are informed and updated on changes in the industry and methods of best practice, helping them to provide top quality internship placements.
Internships Down Under works in close connection with IE3 Global to provide a high-quality, relevant internship experience for accepted students in a range of professional disciplines. Options are available in private enterprise, public organizations, and not-for-profits in Sydney and beyond. Through personal contact and hands-on student engagement, IDU matches students with an organization where they can learn and make a valuable contribution.
Additional Expense Information
The host site fee from IDU includes:
IDU can also arrange airport pickups, mobile SIM cards, weekend tours, and language courses at additional cost to interns.
* Amounts are subject to change without notice depending on current exchange rates.
Internships Down Under can arrange student accommodation/furnished property or homestays (where available) for interns. Interns may also choose to find their own housing. Accommodation through IDU can be for the whole internship or part – staying with a host family can be a great way to get to know the city while looking for more permanent housing options. For pictures of sample furnished housing in Sydney, visit IDU.
“This experience has been everything. I’ve experienced almost every kind of emotion- happiness, sadness, fear, anger, jealousy, hope. I’ve experienced new friends, fake friends, even an old friend who came to visit. I’ve experienced different foods, places, and animals. I’ve experienced good times and bad times. I’ve experienced life truly as an individual. Although I’ve been receiving a little financial help from my parents, I’ve been living completely independently. This is the first time I’d ever been away from home for this long, I miss my family but it was worth it. In terms of personal goals, I’ve truly learnt a lot about myself these past few months. I’ve grown so much. I’ve come to appreciate, truly and gladly, being in the presence of myself. I enjoy spending time with myself whether it be taking a day to explore or grabbing lunch alone or doing yoga. I just appreciate myself more. Professionally, I’ve grown as well but not as much as I thought I would’ve. Cross-culturally, I learned a lot more than I thought I would. I do not regret anything about my experience here as it’s taught me more than I imagined it would.”
-Sarah, Oregon State University
“Over the past few months, I have been exposed to essential concepts used in financial management, bankruptcy, and financial consulting, the perception of myself to others in an international context, the reality of preconceptions, and the magnificence of a similar, yet distinct foreign culture and environment. At my internship, I learned the pros and cons attributed to the various options for someone under financial stress looking to regain control of their life. In achieving this, I worked closely with financial and bankruptcy diction, debt identification, budgeting, correct creditor and debtor contact etiquette, compromise tactics, financial modeling, debt agreements and their enactment, debt certification, bankruptcy marketing, and lastly credit file analysis.”
-Brian, University of Washington
“Personally, I became confident in my ability to take on ‘the real world’. Professionally, I became more knowledgeable in a range of Advertising-related skills (website development, producing, writing case studies). I also gained business knowledge through involvement with their on-the-side tea business.”
– Allison, University of Oregon
“Something I value about my time in this internship so far is that each day I feel like I am learning something new. That is important to me because being exposed to new people, business, and information is how I am going to shape my vision of how I want to build my career. The projects I have completed so far have been diverse and real world applicable which I have enjoyed. So far I have helped in creating comparisons of competitors’ websites and creating my own recommendations for the redesign of our own website. I have also gathered market data in target neighborhoods and created a summary report for my boss to look over potential properties. Some of my time has been spent reading about project details and preparing summaries. Some has been market and financial analysis.”
– Ryan, University of Oregon
“My apprehension before going was that I wouldn’t be able to contribute much to the company knowing that my major was in accounting. Everyone at my company was really helpful and within the first week I was making contributions. Overall I completed multiple dog informational blogs and able to contribute a lot to the company. I worked across both above the line and below the line marketing initiatives, where I successfully grew the social media followers for the site and also added informational blogs to the website. Helping to spread the brand and website was my primary goal and accomplishment. This company was a small, five-person operation, which was a big change from where I worked this summer. However, I worked closely with my co-workers and made great connections. I got great reviews from my boss and it was a good experience to work in such a small company.”
– Emily, University of Oregon
“My coursework prepared me very well for my internship as it taught me all of the necessary accounting knowledge I needed to know. The knowledge of my field that has been most important so far is understanding businesses, the way they run and their financial data. I am most proud of learning about cloud accounting software, integrating with an Australian business culture and getting to know the people I work with. I have learned a lot about a new sector of accounting that I had not before and hope to bring this knowledge home with me. I have integrated with an Australian business culture by observing how they work and some of the differences between US and Australian office settings.”
– Lidia, University of Oregon