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Education and Non-Profit Management 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 in education and non-profit management in Australia.

INTERNSHIP START DATES:

Flexible start dates at the beginning of each academic term.

DURATION OF INTERNSHIP:

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:

Public School Education – Gain classroom teaching and management experience at a public school with a diverse group of students, including many first-generation Australians. Practice developing and implementing individualized learning plans for students, participate in weekly professional teacher training, and work in one of 12 language-based classrooms and excursions including camps.

Education Event Planning – Support an independent, non-denominational school as they plan and produce a festival. Interns will communicate with artists, guests, VIP and sponsors, organize logistics, create strategies and more. If there is a specific area that the intern is interested in, the school is able to assist them in learning that skill.

Non-Profit Event Management – Contribute and develop skills across all parts of event planning and management with this company that has raised and donated over $95 million for leading charities, community groups, schools and sporting clubs since 1997. Interns will receive training on and develop the following skills, for example: prospecting new events and clients for the company, retain existing clients and partners, detailed event planning alongside experienced international event managers, monitoring contracts to present these results to the board of directors, and managing post-event operations including stock control, payment & invoice follow up, & results reporting.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

  • 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.

SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

  • 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.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

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

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

“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.”

– Ryan

Terms

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