Graduate Internship 2021
Are you a Postgraduate struggling to get experience in Australia?
Career Success Australia is one of the largest and Victorian government recommended graduate employability specialist in Australia, with offices in Melbourne and Sydney. We have helped hundreds of Graduates launch their careers and want to help you too.
Key Graduate Internship Industries
- Accounting Graduate Internships
- Architecture Graduate Internships
- Business Graduate Internships
- Data Science Graduate Internships
- Engineering Graduate Internships
- Environment & Sustainability Graduate Internships
- Events Graduate Internships
- Finance Graduate Internships
- Law & Legal Graduate Internships
- Hospitality Management Graduate Internships
- Human Resources Graduate Internships
- Software development Graduate Internships
- Marketing Graduate Internships
- Mathematics Graduate Internships
Graduate Internship Opportunities Leading to Job Outcomes
92% chances to get Hired by Host Companies
Structured training by top Australian Companies
Get Industry demanded experience
4x chances of getting hired by Top Australian companies
Skills & professional development
Industry-specific technical skills
So how does the
Graduate Internship work?
First, we create your brand new resume and LinkedIn profile and prepare you for your Internship interview.
Host Company Sourcing
After your Preparation, we contact suitable host companies in your industry and arrange interviews.
After your interview, if you and the host company are happy to proceed, you start your placement!
Above all, we continue to support you throughout your placement to ensure you are progressing.
Leading graduate programs and careers advice in Sydney & Melbourne
Our Graduate Internship Program is designed for university graduates to kick start their career. Our Graduate Program helps postgraduates get work experience demanded by Top Australian companies by providing them with internships in Australia.
What’s Included in Graduate Internship
Are You Eligible for a Graduate Internship?
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH WORK VISA
GRADUATES WITH BRIDGING VISA
AVAILABILITY FOR A MINIMUM OF 2-3 DAYS A WEEK
Graduate Internship – FAQs
Everything you need to know about your internship in Australia
Some internships in Australia are paid, but many are unpaid. We do however find that some companies are more than happy to provide an Internship allowance. The Internships in Australia that Career Success Australia organises will aim to secure a travel and meals allowance for you.
The whole purpose of you doing an internship in Australia is to get local experience and a reference from the host company. Without industry experience (which you get from doing an internship), it’s very difficult to get a job.
An internship in Australia (even unpaid) will help you to compete against the other 100+ applicants who already have industry experience. About 70% of Career Success Australia’s interns receive a weekly allowance ($150-$200) for travel and meals.
One of our interns Liz Nguyen, an electrical engineering graduate from Melbourne University was provided with $600/week for her internship in Melbourne Australia!
While we try to arrange a small stipend to cover meals/travel, internships in Australia are generally unpaid. The main benefit is gaining valuable industry experience and a reference from your supervisor. Some companies provide the allowance – others don’t. The main benefit of doing an Internship in Australia (paid or unpaid) is to get your foot in the door which could lead to a full time job.
We advise to check with your migration agent first. However, because an internship is not employment, there’s more flexibility to undertake a 12 week full time internship. Internship rules and regulations constantly change so while this advice is true as of today, it may change tomorrow so always seek the advice from a registered migration agent.
We have placed a number of international students on 485 post study work visas on internships. Many of these students have been offered full time jobs after their internship too. It’s tough – but possible.
Good quality internships can take 4-16 weeks or more to source. The time varies depending on your field of interest, your level of experience, the city/cities of preference, and even the time of year. For example, getting an internship in December/July takes more time as does an internship in an area like Biomedical Engineering (as there aren’t too many companies in this area compared to Accounting firms).
Many hiring managers in Australia look for experience first and foremost. Nowadays, having a Bachelor or Master degree from an Australian university is simply not enough. There are literally thousands of graduates with engineering, IT and accounting degrees.
An internship that gives you practical hands-on experience in your industry is crucial and will set you apart all of the other graduates you’re competing with who also have a degree.
Many of our interns are hired either full time or part time after their internship.
Others continue on with a part time internship while job searching.
We recommend that you update your resume after 8 weeks at your internship, to include your new responsibilities/skills/experience and new referees.
It’s easier to get hired while you are still working in your field (either paid or unpaid), so you’ll want to begin your job search before you complete your internship.
The worst case is that you don’t find a job within six months of completing your internship. You won’t have current experience, and you many need to do another internship! However, we have a plan to help you avoid this, because doing more than one internship in a year is not effective. The goal is to use your recent internship experience to get your next job.
Some of our interns prefer to job search on their own. Others enrol in our Custom Career Coaching to get one-on-one support to get job interviews and offers.
We offer a comprehensive package that includes:
– new resume and cover letter
– 20 customised job applications
– referrals to companies in our network who are looking for people with your skills/experience
– interview training
– LinkedIn optimisation and training to find jobs in the hidden job market
Most of our clients who completed their internship, then went on to career coaching successfully landed jobs within 3 months.
Yes, most definitely. We provide our interns with a list of technical skills to brush up on before they commence their internship.
A number of graduates we’re working with at the moment who are practicing skills in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, google analytics, HR processes and XERO accounting software.
While they are refreshing their skills, we are working on their CV and preparing them for internship interviews.
While you’re brushing up on your skills, we’ll be working on your resume and talking to companies on your behalf.