Graduate Internships

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Intern Options can place you into some fantastic graduate internship positions in Australia to start all year round. You can also click through to the summer internships page if you are interested in a Summer Internship.

Positions available in Marketing, PR, Design, Media, Accounting, Advertising, Film, Finance, Accounting and many more. We place a lot of graduates into professional internship positions to get that first bit of really good experience on their CV. Most choose to combine some travel and life experiences that also boost your CV’s appeal.

Click Below for Specific Internship Information:

Australia Graduate Internships – What’s it all About?

41% of students surveyed think their CV is not good enough to get a job in the UK and 31% don’t know where to start looking.

  • Graduate Internship positions 10 to 26 weeks long
  • “Fantastic experience over a short period of time”
  • Internship positions in any area
  • Internships focused on your learning
  • Customised to what your want
  • Get the experience on your CV to kick-start your career

University of Bristol student Holly recently completed a three month placement working at a film company in Sydney, her feedback was:

“In my first week they threw me in at the deep end doing things I’d never learnt before,” she says. “It was good, because I’ve learnt so much in a really short space of time. It was kind of nerve-wracking taking on jobs I wasn’t familiar with, but it’s the best way.”

Internship Areas

Under our Summer Internship programme we can place you into just about any type of internship position. The only places we can’t place into are banking and medical (hospital) internships.

Have a look at the specialist Australian internship pages below for specific subject information and company and position examples:

Am I Eligible

You will need to be eligible for the Australian Working Holiday Visa, this allows you to undertake an internship for between 10 and 26 weeks. To be eligible for this visa you will need to hold a passport from a country that has a Working Holiday arrangement with Australia, if you are unsure please see the list of countries on the Australian Immigration website You will also need to either be currently studying, a graduate or have experience in the subject area you will be undertaking your internship in, to be eligible for this programme.

Internships – Paid or Unpaid

While we would love to offer every student a paid summer internship in Australia, unfortunately this is not realistic. There are a couple of main reasons for this, firstly no Australian employer will hire a paid employee for a 3-4 month internship without interviewing you. Secondly the positions and work experience we can place you into are far higher level than we could if it was a paid position. So although it is a shame we can’t get you paid roles it will mean the learning and experience you will have on your CV will set you up for your future career.

How do we Place you

The way that we will find the right opportunity for you is when you apply we take your CV and discuss it with the companies in Australia who meet the brief you give us. All the employers we work with know you are there to learn, so you won’t be stuck making the tea, or doing the photocopying, you will be getting real tasks and assignments to pick up as much experience as possible. The benefit of this approach is that we will not try and fit you into a position that already exists, we will be talking with employers about a summer internship that fits to your needs. We will either sit down personally with each company or talk to them regularly on the phone to sell you and your abilities.

When to Apply

We need around two months to find and negotiate you a placement and to allow enough time to have your visa processed, but the earlier you can have your application to us the more time we will have to find you a really good job.

Internship Programme cost

The total programme cost for our Internship Programme is A$1200 (use www.xe.com to convert into other currencies), this is made up of a A$400 deposit with your application to allow us to start talking to employers on your behalf. Once we have found and negotiated you a placement then a final payment of A$800 to secure your position is required. You will need to fund all living expenses as well as flight, insurance and visa cost, outside of our placement fee. For a detailed breadown of living costs in Australia please see our Australian Internship Page.

What’s included in the Programme

Our placement fee includes the following: 1) Your placement/ internship designed to your specifications and confirmed before leaving the UK (or home country)

  • Internship contract stating duties, working hours, obligations of employer, employment duration and contact person.
  • Phone and/ or email contact with employer

2) Full support to interns during application including assistance with:

  • Setting up an Australian bank account
  • Flights to Australia
  • Visa application and supporting documentation
  • Phone interview
  • Finding accommodation before you arrive – to your budget

3) Advice and Support while in Australia including:

  • Insurance covering the intern during the placement (separate to travel insurance)
  • Weekly newsletter
  • Weekly social meet-up with other interns
  • Discounts on various Sydney attractions

How to Apply

For full details on how to apply for your dream Internship please click through to the How to Apply page or you can click on the enquire now button below to get further details. If you have any questions on the programme or Australia in general, we would love to hear from you. You can email the Intern Options team to info@internoptions.com with any questions, or click on the enquire now button below. 

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