Internships in Australia

Internships in Australia Program - Work Experience Opportunities

Internships in Australia are beneficial for students and graduates as they provide amazing opportunities to gain industry experience and explore different fields of work.

Our Internships in Australia Program can help you get more job interviews and job offers 4x Faster and kick-start your career in 2024! 

The Internship Program helps Students & Graduates secure Australian-based Internships in:

Sydney | Melbourne | Perth | Brisbane | Adelaide | Canberra

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Looking for Practical Internship Opportunities in Australia?

Get Hired Faster through the Internships in Australia Program!

Internships in Australia are an excellent way for students and graduates to gain valuable industry experience in their field of interest.

Internships are designed to give you hands-on practical experience in your area of study. Internship programs in Australia are offered as part-time or full-time work experience placements that can be completed during or after your studies. Internships in Australia provide graduates and job seekers with valuable experience and can boost their chances of employment at the end of their course.

Did you know that you are more likely to get hired 4x faster with our Internships in Australia Program? Our Internship Coaches are job search experts with extensive experience in recruitment, current hiring practices, and hidden job market strategies. They also have access to 500+ job vacancies in their professional networks and can refer you to Internships in your field. 

Why Choose Our

Internships in Australia Program?

Get practical on-site industry experience in your field in Australia

Add vital Australian industry experience to your Resume and Cover Letter

Work alongside highly skilled professionals in your field

Secure a pathway to full-time employment after completing your Internships in Australia

Get trained in software and learn industry best practice and processes specific to your field

Receive job references from your host company and supervisor after completing your Internships in Australia

Internships in Australia help you get hired by top companies in your industry

Meet industry experts and network your way to jobs in Australia

How Do Internship Programs in Australia Work?

The Australian Internship Program

Internship Program

The Internship Program provides you with foundation level support to secure an Internship in Australia.
12 Weeks of Industry experience with Top Australian Companies
Standard Internship in Australia Resume
Cover Letter Tips
Career Learning Resources Access (Lite)
LinkedIn Profile Optimisation
Standard Interview Training

Internship Program Plus

The Internship Program Plus is our most comprehensive and effective program which can help you get internships in Australia fast. In addition to all the Internship Program features, you receive Premium Job Ready Training LMS Access, Career Coaching Sessions, and expert Interview Training.
12 Weeks of Experience with Top Australian Companies
ATS Optimised Job-Ready Resume
ATS Approved Cover Letter
Premium Job Ready Training LMS Access
LinkedIn Profile Optimisation
LinkedIn Networking Strategy to access the Hidden Job Market
Job Application Strategies with Top Australian Recruiters
2 X 45 minute Career Coaching Sessions (Job Application Masterclass & LinkedIn Hidden Job Market Session)
Premium Interview Training

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Meet the Internships in Australia

Team of Experts

Naren Chellappah

Program Director

Naren is one of Australia’s most successful Career Coaches, having helped over 1,000 job seekers get jobs. He has held leadership roles at Australia’s top universities including Monash, Swinburne and Melbourne University.

Langdon Rodda

Head Career Coach

Head Career Coach Langdon supports you one-to-one to help you get employment in your field. Langdon’s Career Counselling, mentoring and coaching support can help you transition into meaningful employment quickly.

Pearl Doronila

Careers Advisor

Pearl is a HR & Recruitment Specialist with 10+ years of experience working with leading companies in end-to-end recruitment. Pearl supports her clients get jobs in a range of industries through personalised career counselling.

Donna Hannaford

Internship Coordinator

Donna is an Industry Partnerships Coordinator and arranges placements for students and graduates all around Australia. Donna has 20+ years of experience working with companies that help our clients secure high-quality Internships.

Companies Who Have Hired Our Interns

Hear From Our Experts

“We understand how hard it can be for students and graduates to secure Internships in Australia. That’s why we provide our Internships in Australia Program. We have helped 2000+ jobseekers successfully secure employment in Australia through our Internship Plus Program. Our Internship Coaches have one of the largest networks of 2000+ companies with access to 4000+ jobs in Australia.”

Naren Chellappah
Careers & Internship Program Director

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IT Internships in Australia

Your 12-week IT Internships in Australia provides you with amazing practical work experience in your particular stream of Information Technology. We provide IT Internships in Australia in areas such as IT Support, Networking, Software Development, Web Development and Software Testing. IT Internships are also available in Data Science, UI/UX and also for aspiring Business Analyst Interns in Australia. Join Australia’s top IT consulting firms and start your IT Internship today.

Current IT Internship vacancies:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Performing data migration & data analytics under supervision from the Senior Data Analyst

  • Developing statistical modelling using R and Python on demographic data

  • Performing data extraction, cleaning, and data wrangling using Python and SQL

  • Preparing concise data analysis reports and data visualisations for stakeholders to support business decision-making processes

  • Creating dashboards using PowerBI and Tableau to showcase trends and findings is an effective way to support projects involving trend analysis and predictive analysis.

  • Designing and developing relational databases

Skills you will gain:

  • Proficiency in Python, PowerBI, SQL, Machine Learning and Deep Learning capabilities for data analytics projects

  • AWS integration for large-scale data migration and cloud projects

  • How to create high-powered visualisations using Tableau and PowerBI

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Working with Senior Software Engineers to create solutions for complex software architecture and web application projects
  • Creating code from scratch for large-scale web application projects in JavaScript and Core JAVA
  • Liaising with clients and offshore development teams to monitor testing activities
  • Developing software solutions using front-end and back-end technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, ReactJS, Java and .NET
  • Monitoring and maintaining current software systems enhancements using Jira

Skills you will gain:

  • Proficiency in different programming languages, such as Python as well as front-end technology including JavaScript and HTML
  • How to build large-scale robust web applications using the latest technology stack
  • How to create software solutions by developing robust web applications and e-commerce sites for banking clients

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designing and implementing software development strategies based on the analysis of the business and technical requirements of the client
  • Conducting gap analysis and creating business and technical solutions using contemporary BPM techniques and flow diagrams in Visio

  • Improving the processes and systems of the business through technology solutions, UAT, requirements analysis and implementing AGILE methodologies

Skills you will gain:

  • Gathering and analysing user requirements, and preparing technical documentation for the IT Project Delivery Manager including technical requirements analysis reports

  • How to use business process modelling concepts and systems to streamline project delivery

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Access, SQL, Google Analytics and Tableau, and software such as Jira and Confluence for project management

  • How to communicate change requests, technical documentation, project status reports to clients and updating technical teams

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Using SCCM Client Manager and remote software deployment solutions to support end users

  • Installing and configuring Windows Server, Active Directory and resolving issues with Office 365 and Windows 10 for clients

  • Working with ITIL frameworks to deliver IT support and administration services along with network troubleshooting and network administration

Skills you will gain:

  • How to resolve technical issues with hardware and software in a timely manner for clients

  • Deep technical skills in installing and configuring Windows Servers

  • How to quickly diagnose and troubleshoot Office 365 and Windows 10 software issues for end users

  • Setting up and optimising Active Directory to manage 1000+ users
  • How to manage processes and projects using the ITIL framework

  • Understanding network systems, virtualisation, and how to provide network support

Internships in Melbourne
Internships in Melbourne

Marketing Internships

Marketing Internships in Australia provide you with practical marketing experience in advertising, digital marketing, social media marketing, and marketing communications. If you are a marketing student or graduate, a 12-week internships program in Australia with a marketing team will boost your employability prospects. Start your Marketing Internships program in Australia to start your career today.

Current Marketing Internship vacancies:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designing and developing advertising strategies and campaigns for clients to drive brand awareness
  • Monitoring market trends to create advertising strategies to boost sales and web traffic
  • Creating and coordinating the delivery of media plans for social media advertising
  • Using design tools such as Canva to create illustrations, logos, Facebook advertisements and brochures

Skills you will gain:

  • How to develop effective advertising to increase sales, web traffic and registrations

  • Understanding how different media channels work and the costs to advertise on each platform

  • How to market products and services to a target customer across a range of media channels

  • How to create an advertising campaign from concept to execution

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Developing digital marketing strategies and creating web-based content to boost traffic, engagement, and impressions on Google

  • Monitoring engagement on social media platforms and consistently creating compelling content to drive traffic to the client’s website.

  • Managing digital marketing content and updating it to align with consumer behaviour

  • Creating visually appealing digital marketing creative campaigns to boost web traffic

Skills you will gain:

  • Proficiency using social media platforms, as well as other platforms, such as Shopify and scheduling software

  • Understanding how customers interact with online content and purchases

  • How to use SEO and SEM to run and optimise campaigns

  • Design skills using Canva to execute creative campaigns and visuals

  • A deep understanding of digital media campaign reporting and KPIs to check ROI

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Creating and coordinating marketing campaigns based on marketing trends and client goals
  • Creating online content for social media marketing campaigns

  • Managing communication with customers, including email newsletters and blog posts
  • Managing and monitoring the company website using WordPress, and updating content to boost keywords for SEO
  • Engaging in market research and analysing competitor and customer data for insights

Skills you will gain:

  • Knowledge of brand management, digital marketing and campaign management

  • A deep understanding of the marketing industry and how to create content that engages with customers to enhance sales

  • How to create and execute a marketing plan, update marketing budgets and create campaign reports

  • How to analyse and understand market trends and use them to create marketing content that will boost sales and customer engagement

  • Confidence to engage with customers and present digital marketing campaigns for approval

  • Proficiency using social media for customer engagement as well as CRM software tools to manage customer data

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing and managing the company’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

  • Creating a social media presence for the company on social media platforms to drive web traffic

  • Organising targeted social media campaigns and preparing SEO reporting

  • Optimising content for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC)

Skills you will gain:

  • How to use social media marketing tactics to boost customer engagement

  • Marketing design and campaign management using Canva

  • Confidence to create and implement tactical marketing campaigns on social media

  • How to optimise online content for SEO and PPC

  • How to create a social media marketing presence for clients

Accounting & Finance Internships

Completing a 12-week Accounting & Finance Internship with one of our partner accounting firms will help you gain experience and professional training in Financial Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Internal Auditing, and Financial Reporting. An Accounting & Finance Internships in Australia will provide you with rich industry experience to boost your career profile in the financial services industry.

Current Accounting & Finance Internship vacancies:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Researching and analysing current and global financial market trends, and identifying opportunities for investment strategies for clients

  • Monitoring financial markets and carrying out statistical analysis to identify risks and investment opportunities

  • Preparing application documents for income protection insurance, life insurance and investment loans for clients

  • Creating dashboard insights for clients for their superannuation investment portfolios, including high-growth investment returns reporting

Skills you will gain:

  • A deep understanding of day-to-day operations with a financial services firm

  • How to use financial data for decision-making and to prepare monthly reports on loans, returns and interest rates

  • Preparing client files for lending, mortgage applications, loan repayment analysis and investment strategies in equities

  • How to prepare documents for Self Managed Super Fund applications and compliance

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting clients with the preparation of financial statements such as profit and loss
  • Auditing clients’ financial statements using MYOB and XERO
  • Preparing clients’ tax returns using XERO and coordinating meetings to discuss tax payable amounts
  • Performing Bookkeeping activities as well as assisting the Senior Accountant with accounts payable and accounts receivable

Skills you will gain:

  • How to prepare Business Activity Statements (BAS), Instalment Activity Statement (IAS) documents, and Income Tax Returns for SME clients with revenue above $5M

  • Proficiency in Bookkeeping, as well as Bank Reconciliations
  • Lodgement of client financial status updates with the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Tax Office
  • Proficiency in industry standard accounting software including MYOB, Xero and Quickbooks

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Analysing tax data and financial statements such as Balance Sheets
  • Supporting the tax returns process for individuals and SME’s to ensure compliance with the Australian Tax Office (ATO)
  • Working with clients and supporting them with accounting and tax information required by the ATO for audits
  • Preparing Business Activity Statements using MYOB and XERO
  • Assisting clients with general tax-related questions and providing day-to-day support to the Finance Manager

Skills you will gain:

  • How to use industry-standard tax software such as MYOB and XERO for reporting and tax lodgement
  • How to create and manage client files, and how to prepare month-end reports for small business clients
  • Preparing tax returns for a range of clients, and ensuring claims and deductions are accurate
  • A deep understanding of Australian tax codes, standards and procedures for BAS lodgement for SME clients

  • How to maximise yearly tax refunds for clients including strategies for tax offsets and rebates

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Examining key areas of business performance, risk and compliance

  • Reconciling numerical entries, checking minutes, and verifying that financial information is represented accurately and fairly as per Audit standards

Skills you will gain:

  • A deep understanding of the Audit process including risk, analysis, Audit preparation and submission

  • How to conduct an audit in accordance with the auditing standards of the Corporations Act 2001

  • How to meet essential Audit requirements and give an auditor’s independence declaration
  • How to manage Audit Risk and Compliance projects for clients
Internships in Melbourne
Internships in Melbourne

Engineering Internships

A 12-week Engineering Internship with one of our partner companies in Australia will help you gain experience and professional training in Engineering. Choose from a range of Engineering positions in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Biomedical, Manufacturing, and Automotive Engineering. An Engineering Internship Program in Australia will provide you with direct experience to boost your career profile as a Graduate Engineer.

Current Engineering Internship vacancies:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designing machinery, mechanical components and industrial equipment using Solidworks and AutoCAD

  • Providing engineering technical support and assisting in the design and drafting of P&ID using software such as Lucidchart and EdrawMax
  • Performing 3D product design reviews and risk assessments with Senior Mechanical Engineers and Production Managers, and providing on-site workshop assistance

  • Liaising with clients, suppliers and Quality Engineers to optimise production, testing and prototyping of mechanical parts

Skills you will gain:

  • A deep understanding of engineering design, testing, QA and production for New Product Integration projects

  • Essential Solidworks skills for design modelling and software training to develop skills in Lean Manufacturing, design, simulations and estimating

  • Proficiency in P&ID drafting, HVAC design, engineering QA, estimation and engineering operations (depending on which department you are placed in)

  • Knowledge of DFM and Lean principles to optimise production and meet ISO9001 standards

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Construction Project planning and programming, analysing construction project plans and working with the design team to generate structural solutions

  • Performing cost planning and estimation using BlueBeam, preparing project management reports and HSE management

  • Handling and coordinating project updates with various project teams such as site, structures, design and finishes

  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings using Revit and AutoCAD

  • Supporting quality assurance and quality control involves ensuring that standards and specifications are met during residential and commercial projects. Conducting site inspections, identifying any issues or non-compliance, and documenting them for further action.

  • Liaising with Site Managers, Project Engineers, Subcontractors, and Suppliers to effectively carry out residential and commercial construction projects

Skills you will gain:

  • Understanding the prominent role of on-site construction management

  • Core civil engineering and construction knowledge, with supervision provided by a leading civil and construction team

  • Construction Project Management, Estimation and Site Engineering

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out electrical engineering analysis and design work in AutoCAD and upholding compliance with Australian Standards
  • Preparing specifications, drawings, and QA reports using software such as AutoCAD and Revit MEP for electrical works
  • Carrying out power system analysis using software such SKM PTW, PSCAD, PSS/E, and PowerCAD
  • Supporting Senior Electrical Engineers to deliver projects in power systems engineering, HVAC, circuit design, testing and QA

Skills you will gain:

  • Proficiency in electrical system design using software such as PSS/E, PSCAD and PSS SINCAL
  • Proficiency in modelling, creating simulations and testing electrical systems
  • How to design power systems, including primary plant, secondary systems, earthing and lighting protection
  • How to monitor and assess power systems, appliances and circuits in Electrical systems

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and tracking network faults, and providing solutions to the NOC Manager
  • Supporting lab infrastructure to optimise wireless network performance
  • Providing support to the Network Operations Centre and identifying network threats and vulnerabilities
  • Providing strategic and tactical network support to customers facing network issues
  • Troubleshooting technical problems with wireless communications systems and office networks

Skills you will gain:

  • As a network administrator, the confidence to work in a fast-paced network operations centre
  • Proficiency in routing, switching and configuring network devices
  • How to build networks using specialised equipment as well as routing and switching
  • A strong understanding of how to troubleshoot VoIP systems and technologies
  • How to deliver services that help customers manage networks

  • Teamwork, initiative, and analytical thinking in an ICT environment

Internships in Australia Success Stories!

Thanuri Jeevananda
I was placed at one of Australia’s biggest laboratories in a pharmaceutical company. I was able to use this experience to get hired by global company CSL. I am glad I invested in the Internships in Australia program to start my career.

Thanuri Jeevananda

Lab Assistant, Melbourne

Hari CJ
The Internship in Australia program through Career Success Australia was the difference in getting hired! Through the program, I got a wonderful internship with a leading telecommunications company that ended up hiring me for a full-time job!

Hari CJ

Network & Security Analyst, Melbourne

Marketing Internship
As a new migrant to Australia, I found it hard to get into the marketing industry. Also, my marketing experience was limited, so I enrolled in the Australian Internships Program with Career Success Australia. My host company has offered me a position in marketing and client success which I absolutely love! Doing my Marketing Internship gave me the breakthrough I needed.

Zulfiyaa Abbaszade

Marketing Coordinator, Sydney

Pranav Tyagi
I was happy to join the Internship in Australia program as I had some friends who also joined the program with good results. I was happy to get my internship with a good electrical engineering consulting company working on major infrastructure projects. Because of my Internship in Australia program, I am now working as a graduate electrical engineer.

Pranav Tyagi

Electrical Engineering Graduate, Melbourne

Everything you need to know about doing an Internships in Australia!

Australian Internships – FAQs

Some internships in Australia are paid, but many are also unpaid work experience programs. We do, however, find that some companies are more than happy to provide an Internship allowance. The internships that Career Success Australia organises aim to secure a travel and meals allowance for you. About 50% of Career Success Australia’s interns receive a weekly allowance ($150-$200) for travel and meals.

The whole purpose of doing an internship in Australia is to get local experience and a reference from the host company. Without industry experience, it’s very difficult to get a job. An internship in Australia (even unpaid) will help you compete against the other 100+ applicants who already have industry experience in 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.

As internships are not classified as employment, there’s more flexibility to undertake a 12-week full time internship when you don’t have PR or citizenship. So, even if you are on a student or temporary visa, getting an Internship in Australia should be possible.

The rules and regulations for Internships in Australia are constantly changing, so it is always best to seek employment and internship advice from a registered migration agent. They will be able to guide you on the best way to secure your Internship in Australia on a student visa.

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 difficult – but not impossible.

High-quality internships in Australia can take a few months to find and secure. The time to organise your internship in Australia 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 a summer internship in Australia in December takes more time because of the Christmas close down period. Also, getting an internship in an area like Biomedical Engineering is tough (as there aren’t as many companies in this area compared to Accounting).

We aim to find internships in Australia for our student and graduate clients within a few months as we know the sooner you get experience the better!

Many hiring managers in Australia look for experience first and foremost. Nowadays, having a Bachelor or Master’s degree from an Australian university is simply not enough. Realistically, there are thousands of graduates with engineering, IT and accounting degrees – so an internship in Australia is becoming a key requirement.

An internship that gives you practical hands-on experience in your industry is crucial and will set you apart from all of the other graduates you’re competing against.

Armed with a degree and an Australian internship with references, you are more likely to get hired. Companies in Australia value practical experience, so doing an internship in your field with a company in Australia is a smart choice if you want to get hired fast.

Many of our interns are hired either full-time or part-time after their internship, while 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 scenario is that you don’t find a job within six months of completing your internship. You won’t have current experience, and you may need to do another internship! However, you should avoid doing back-to-back internships.

Doing more than one internship in a year is ineffective, so 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, while others enrol in our Career Coaching Program to receive one-on-one support.

We offer a comprehensive package that includes:
– Brand new ATS approved Resume and Cover Letter
– 100 customised job applications
– Referrals to companies in our network who are looking for people with your skills/experience
– Job Interview training
– LinkedIn optimisation and training to find jobs in the hidden job market

Most of our clients who completed their internship and then went on to career coaching successfully landed jobs within 3 months.

Yes, 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 are developing technical skills in areas that employers want. For example, our interns are completing short courses on Udemy and LinkedIn Learning in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Google Analytics, HR processes and XERO accounting software.

Also, while you’re brushing up on your skills, we’ll be working on your Resume, preparing you for internship interviews, and talking to companies on your behalf.

You can choose to complete your Internship in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane and Darwin.

We work with host companies all around Australia and can help organise your internship in your current city, or we can help you secure your Internship interstate.

We offer internships for students and graduates in a range of areas, such as Accounting and Finance, IT, Engineering, Marketing, HR, Biomedical Science, UI/UX, and Data Analytics.

If you are looking for an Internship in a specific area, please get in touch and we can help.

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