Teaching Internships – Teaching Work Experience Placements


The Teaching internships programme is a bit different to other subject areas. There are set start dates during the Australian school term dates. The Teaching Internships programme sits under the Sydney/ Melbourne Professional Internship and Summer Internship programmes.

To hear feedback from teaching interns who are heading out to Australia or currently in Australia on their internship, click through to our blog to hear from current teaching internship students.

Teaching Internships – Sydney and Melbourne Internships

You do not need to be currently studying a teaching qualification, only have an interested in doing so in the future. We have placed sports students, psychology students and many more into primary schools in Sydney and Melbourne for between 4 and 26 weeks long. If you are currently studying education and require work experience to complete your course we can certainly place you into a fantastic internship in a Sydney or Melbourne primary school.

Intern Options – Teaching or Education Internships fit under the Summer Internship Programme or for a longer placement starting any time of the year under the Sydney and Melbourne Internship Programme. For full programme details including when to apply, programme costs, application procedure and much more, click on one of the links above.

What kind of teaching work experience placements do you offer?

All of the teaching internship positions we place into are as an assistant teacher, supporting one or more teachers within the school. We place all of our education or teaching interns into Primary schools in Sydney or Melbourne. You will not be allowed one on one time with children and must be supervised by a teach at all times.

Your teaching placement will involve a range of subjects including sports, field trips off school grounds and a mixture of class based subjects.

When will my teaching internship start?

We can place you into a teaching internship for between 4 and 26 weeks long during the Australian school terms. The school year in Australia is divided into two terms and the school year starts in February and ends in December. The reason the Australian school year runs on the Calendar year is so children have their summer holidays over the Australian summer which is Christmas time.

2013 School Term Dates

Term 1: Tuesday 29 Jan – Friday 12 April

Term 2: Monday 29 April – Friday 28 June
Term 3: Monday 15 July – Friday 20 September
Term 4: Tuesday 8 October – Friday 20 December

2014 School Term Dates

Term 1: Tuesday 28 January – Friday 11 April

Term 2: Monday 28 April – Friday 27 June

Term 3: Monday, 14 July – Friday 19 September

Term 4: Tuesday 7 October – Friday 19 December

Will my teaching internship be paid?

Our Australian teaching internships are all unpaid positions designed to give you some really good experience for between 4 and 26 weeks to kick-start your career.

The fact internships are unpaid does allow us to find our students really good positions, where the focus is on your learning. So we can customise your internship to what you would like and you will have your internship position confirmed before you leave for Australia.

How to Apply

For full details on how to apply for your dream Teaching 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/ New Zealand 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As this programme is a bit different we have included some quick FAQs to answer the main questions on this programme. If you have further questions please fill in the Enquiry Form to receive further information.

What time do I start and finish work?

The school hours are approx 8.30am to 3.00 or 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Will I be teaching one subject?

With a primary school teaching internship you will have a variety of subjects you will be assisting with. You will spend some time organising sports, school trips as well as assisting in class with subject based teaching.

Can I be placed into a Secondary School?

We can’t place into secondary schools in Australia unfortunately. Secondary schools are regulated by the state in Australia and there is a large amount of red tape which takes too long to cut through. Primary schools are privately owned and can make a decision very fast.

If you have any questions or would like to talk through what we can offer you, the Intern Options team would love to hear from you. You can contact us via email to info@internoptions.com.

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