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 tourism and hospitality 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:
Hotel Marketing and Revenue Analysis – Join an up-and-coming independent hotel chain based in Sydney. Interns will support the marketing and ecommerce team and/or the revenue analysis team.
Hostel Hospitality – The host company is a fast-growing small independent hostel group. The owners are two young Aussies who started as backpackers and have developed their passion into managing a group of four hostels. Intern duties may include training with Channel Management System (CMS) & Property Management System (PMS), writing & posting travel blogs, hosting events for guests, and “Front of House” – dealing with customers, complaints, managing a team (cleaners/reception), check in/out process, day-to-day running of accommodation properties.
Holiday Cruise Hospitality – Join the leader in river and small ship ocean cruising that offers destination-focused itineraries designed for experienced travelers who have an interest in geography, culture and history. Intern duties may include creating and distributing print, TV, and social media advertising, creating press releases and emails, developing brochures, posters, banners, flyers, and promotional event planning.
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*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:
IDU can also arrange airport pickups, mobile SIM cards, weekend tours, and language courses at additional cost to interns.
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.
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.”
Summer: January 25
Fall: April 15
Winter: September 1
Spring: November 15
- Open to all majors; relevant experience in chosen industry preferred (coursework, volunteer work, and professional work experience)
- Sense of professionalism and strong work ethic