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Business, Marketing, and Finance Internships in Australia | Sydney, Australia

IE3 Global collaborates with Internships Down Under (IDU) to provide high-quality, personalized internship opportunities for students in a range of professional disciplines in Australia. Options are available in private enterprise, public organizations, and not-for-profits in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, and Perth. Through personal contact and hands-on student engagement, IDU matches students with an organization where they can learn and make a valuable contribution.

IDU matches students with internships based on industry interest, professional and academic experience, and regional preference. IDU has professional opportunities with a business focus in Australia.


Flexible start dates at the beginning of each academic term.


12 week minimum preferred

Internships Down Under (IDU) facilitates personalized internships for students throughout Australia in a wide variety of fields. Centrally located in Sydney’s Bondi Junction, IDU delivers professional and efficient service. While most internship placements are in Sydney, sites are also available 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 and in an English language environment. Internships Down Under is an active member of the Australian Internship Industry Association (AIIA). Through this professional association, IDU stays updated on changes in the industry and internship best practices, which enables the organization to provide top quality and innovative internships.

Internships Down Under (IDU) conducts a thorough interview process to ensure a successful match between you and your internship placement. IDU maintains a varied portfolio of internships including past placements in the following areas:

Fashion Brand Marketing – Join a fashion brand with an ethical commitment to offering products for the diverse range of bodies and tastes that exist. Some tasks completed by interns with this organization include: create and curate marketing activities ensuring optimization across website and social streams, conduct social media, e-commerce, and campaign photoshoots, measure and report performance of all channels, conduct research to be at the forefront of current fashion and social media trends, and developing creative concepts across photography, video and other innovative platforms.

Finance Administration – Work with a company that provides high quality printer-based products and services for organizations of all sizes. Some duties you may contribute to include: support regional consolidation for all the financial reporting to our Head Office using multi-currency formats on a monthly, quarterly, and year end basis, assist in providing analysis and reporting to support the business group, provide analysis of performance against key indictors to support the business objectives, and work with the internal stakeholders to assist them with any commercial reviews of current channels and products from a financial perspective.

Human Resources – Contribute to candidate management with national talent teams at a worldwide Human Resources services provider. Develop your skills in managing candidate attraction projects, entering candidate details in database, LinkedIn activity, posting external adverts, and collating and printing of all recruitment material.


  • Interns with a background and experience within their chosen industry are strongly preferred. The quantity and variety of possible placements corresponds with the applicant’s depth of knowledge and demonstrated willingness to practice and learn new skills. Additional requirements may apply and depend on your host site and preferred internship duties.


  • Interns are expected to demonstrate responsibility, professional motivation, flexibility, and effective communication skills. Interns should have relevant coursework or professional experience (paid, intern, or volunteer) in the chosen industry when possible.


  • For all internships, English is the language of communication. Interns must be capable of communication at a near-native level in professional settings.


  • Visa Requirements
    • Interns must be eligible for the Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) or Working Holiday visa (subclass 417). For more information, visit the Australian Department of Immigration website. Applicants are expected to complete an preliminary review of visa requirements to ensure their eligibility before submitting their application.

Estimated One-Time Expenses

  • IE3Global Program Fee: $3,450
  • Host Site Fees (see details below): $650*
  • Mandatory Liability Insurance: Approximately $1/day*
  • International Travel: $1,500
  • Recommended Immunizations: $400
  • Visa fees: $350* (Working Holiday Visa)

Estimated Monthly Expenses

  • Housing
    • Independent: $1,100 - $1,400
    • IDU Housing: $700 – $900*
  • Food: $550
  • Local Transportation: $150
  • Utilities, Phone, Internet: $175

*Fee amounts are calculated with an exchange rate from Australian dollars at the time of posting.

Host Site Fee Details

The host site fee from IDU includes:

  • Personalized internship placement
  • Welcome package
  • Monthly training journal
  • Regular social meetings (in Sydney) & e-newsletter
  • Emergency support

IDU can also arrange airport pickups, mobile SIM cards, weekend tours, and language courses at additional cost to interns.

IDU Housing

Internships Down Under can arrange furnished student accommodations or homestays (where available) for interns. Interns may choose to use IDU Housing for part or all of the internship. Staying with a host family can be a great way to familiarize oneself with the city while looking for alternate housing for the remainder of the term. Visit the IDU website for pictures of sample furnished housing.

Independent Housing

Interns may arrange their own housing if they do not choose IDU housing.

“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 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


Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Summer: January 25
Fall: April 15
Winter: September 1
Spring: November 15

Basic Requirements

- Open to all majors; relevant experience in chosen industry preferred (coursework, volunteer work, and professional work experience)
- Sense of professionalism and strong work ethic