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Engineering, Computer Science, and Health Technology 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 engineering, technology, and computer science 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:

Mechanical Engineering – Gain experience with a large international hotel group as you assist in managing building services and preventative maintenance work program for the hotel, including energy management, implementing life safety/fire prevention program, and ongoing room maintenance in a high occupancy environment.

IT Consulting – Join a fast-growing boutique IT Solutions Company in Australia that provides IT consulting, design, and project services plus managed IT support services. The company delivers expertly managed highly available IT networks, cost saving communications solutions for both Corporate and Enterprise customers while maintaining an excellent reputation for outstanding service and technical support. Support the team in their work and learn how IT services and solutions can be implemented in an international context.

Medical IT Support and Maintenance – Help meet the IT needs of a medical education company working to develop and deliver education to healthcare practitioners across Australia and Asia. Possible intern duties include maintaining and updating the existing databases, working with and updating websites, and development and uploading of SCORM compliant online learning programs. Interns will also provide support for customers and suppliers.


  • 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 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

“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


Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Fall: April 15
Winter: September 15
Spring: November 15

  • Priority Deadline - January 15
  • Standard Deadline - February 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