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Australia

 

Admit it - deep down, you’ve always wanted to see Australia.

This exuberant country attracts visitors from all over the word with its stunning coasts, mountains, deserts, exotic wildlife and dynamic cities.

And now, ELI Abroad can take you there on a career-enhancing, resume-boosting internship. You can hone your skills during the week, kick back Aussi-style in the evenings, and on weekends and holidays explore this extraordinary continent, arguably the planet’s final frontier.

ELI offers a huge selection of unpaid internships in either Sydney or Melbourne. We have the connections to help set up a custom experience if necessary. We’ve been sending interns and volunteers on life-changing adventures for more than 17 years: you’ll be in great hands. Join ELI in Australia for what could be an unforgettable experience in work and travel. Please note, all the internships are unpaid. 

Internships

Accounting

ACCOUNTING

In Melbourne, gain hands-on experience at an IT company that specializes in software testing and quality assurance; or intern with a large business office of a travel-related industry, or a well known end-to-end event management company.

In Sydney, we have Admin and Business Analyst positions at a global leader and technology innovator in Home Entertainment, Home Appliance, Mobile communications, Digital display, Air Conditioning and Solar Power. Questions? Click here

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.

Arts/Theater Administration

ARTS/THEATER ADMINISTRATION

Leading Australian dance and theater companies in Sydney are looking for dynamic interns to help run studio operations, work with creative and technical staff, assist in preparations for classes and performances, and help in administrative duties as assigned. These are fascinating opportunities to be part of the business backbone of arts groups. Questions? Click here

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.

Communications

COMMUNICATIONS

Support PR implementation at a Melbourne agency that specializes in content marketing, social media and crisis management. Or, help launch client branding and visual identity with a Melbourne consulting firm that specialists in market research, PR, social media, strategy, design and website development.

In Sydney, a leading Australian strategic communications firm is looking for a final year PR/Communications student seeking practical experience writing press materials, media relations, research and general admin tasks within an experienced and supportive team.

Seasonal opportunities (October-April and May-September) are available with a high profile Australian sports management company that specializes in management of national basketball leagues. Depending on the season, interns may take active media roles during competitions, work alongside the athletes, help in PR and advertising, interview, write and edit post-season publications. Questions? Click here

 

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.

Event Management

EVENT MANAGEMENT

Various placements are available in Melbourne and Sydney, with a Children’s Charity, a sports management and championship organizer, and a youth and education group dedicated to promoting social justice and cultural understanding. The positions require various skills - everything from PR and media, to scheduling, sales, marketing and event travel. Questions? Click here

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.

Graphic Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Junior graphic design internships are available with Melbourne and Sydney advertising, marketing and PR companies. Contact ELI to discuss your skills and the various required backgrounds for each specific position. Questions? Click here

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.

Human Resources

HUMAN RESOURCES

Exciting Melbourne and Sydney employers offer a variety of HR internship opportunities; among them is a recruitment company, a leading international PR agency, and a hospitality, travel and tourism firm. Duties include applicant screenings, reference checks, job evaluation, performance reviews, data management and general admin help. Questions? Click here

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.

Journalism

JOURNALISM

Research, conduct interviews, write, edit and proof at a print and online travel publication, social media agency, and an arts, entertainment and fashion listing publication. These are wonderful opportunities to beef up your portfolio and explore new skills. Questions? Click here

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.

Marketing

MARKETING

Tell us which industry you want to work in, and we’ll try to find the perfect match. ELI currently has marketing internships with a Melbourne food and beverage company; a small Sydney boutique brand management and marketing agency in the fashion industry; a leading international trade agency in Sydney; the Melbourne offices of a global PR company; and a social justice youth and education organization set in Melbourne. Depending on the company, interns’ duties would include product and market research/analysis, presentations, account representation, PR and marketing strategies, coordinating with clients and taking part in conferences and industry events. Questions? Click here

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.

Internship Fields

Accounting  Film Online Marketing 
 Administration  Graphic Design  Retail
 Advertising  Health  Public Relations
 Architecture  Hospitality  Publishing/Journalism
 Art & Culture  Hotel  Real Estate
 Child Care  Human Resources  Sales
 Communications  Import/Export  Social Work
 Education  IT  Sport & Recreation
 Special Education  Law  Travel/Tourism
 Engineering  Leisure  Veterinary
Environment Logistics Web Development
Event Management Marketing & Many More
Fashion Media  
Finance Non-Profit  

Questions? Click here

Cost & Details

Cost

Length of Program Program Fee*
Double Room
Program Fee
Single Room
6 Weeks US $2560 US$3250
7 Weeks US $2748 US$3550
8 Weeks US $2937 US$3850
 9 Weeks US $3126 US$4150
10 Weeks US $3314 US$4450
 11 Weeks US $3503 US$4750
12 Weeks US $3691 US$5050
Additional Weeks US$190 US$300

 *Lowest cost (shared room and subject to availability). Inquire for other housing options.

Application Fee: $200
The application fee is a separate administrative charge for all programs. It does not apply to the program fee. (Please see our application fee refund policy here

Credit card payments: Payment by credit card will be assessed a 3.5% surcharge. This is the fee that we will be charged for the transaction. Contact us about alternative forms of payment.

All prices are listed in US Dollars. The program fees reflect the costs ELI faces when setting up a program. We work hard to keep our costs as low as possible. If you are outside the US and wondering what these costs translate to in your currency, click here for an online conversion tool that will give you the approximate current exchange rate.

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.

What's Included/What's Not

Program Includes:

* Pre-departure information 
* Airport pickup - Sydney or Melbourne
* Orientation
* Internship Placement 
* Accommodation 
*24/7 emergency service

Program Does Not Include:

*Round Trip Airfare
*Return Trip to Airport
*Required Travel and Medical Insurance 
*Travel Within Australia
*Food

Insurance:

The best thing to do if you go to Australia for an internship is to arrange your insurance from an insurance provider in your home country. The reason is that claims are made after the event, and sometimes you will be back in your home country. Having said that, your insurance from your home country will assist you when overseas. It is important to get health and travel insurance.

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After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.

Accommodations

Accommodations

Most interns stay in shared apartments. You have the option of a shared or a single room. However, shared rooms are not always available. There are shared bathrooms and shared kitchen facilities. There is also a shared communal area such as a TV or Pool room. All apartments have internet.

Visa and Eligibility

WHO CAN INTERN?

Theoretically, anyone with good English skills and appropriate background in the field can participate in the program.

Odds are, you will also need a Working Holiday visa. Who is eligible?

  • Australian Residents or Citizens
  • New Zealand Residents or Citizens
  • People from countries that have a Working Holiday visa program with Australia
  • People with a work visa for Australia
  • People with a student visa in Australia can undertake a part time internship for 20 hours/week during term time or full time when they do not have classes

To get a Working Holiday visa (subclass 462): If you hold a passport from any of the countries listed below, apply here

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Chile
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Uruguay
  • Vietnam

If you hold a passport from any of the countries listed below, apply for a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) here.

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

The Working Holiday visa is great because it allows participants to work legally in Australia.  While ELI Abroad does not offer paid internships in Australia, you are free to pursue paying work outside of your internship.

Unfortunately, visas can be very difficult for many nationals. We have no control over this, and can do little to help you besides referring you to the official Australian government website.

Why Australia?

The people are immensely likable— cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted, and unfailingly obliging. Their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water. They have a society that is prosperous, well ordered, and instinctively egalitarian. The food is excellent. The beer is cold. The sun nearly always shines. There is coffee on every corner. Life doesn't get much better than this.”
Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country

Locals often call Australia “The Lucky Country.”

ELI Abroad calls Australia its newest destination of choice for the adventurer who wants an extraordinary internship.

Blessed with stunning, diverse natural beauty, and home to a spirited people who feel at ease both in their vibrant cities and the vastness of their outback, Australia offers endless sightseeing and social opportunities that make it uniquely inviting.

Past interns rave about their stay in Australia, many saying it was the trip of a lifetime.

But if you still need a bit of convincing, here are just a few reasons why it makes sense to intern in this magnificent Lucky Country.

  • Australia’s robust economy and thriving, safe cities mean prospective interns enjoy almost limitless opportunities.
  • Melbourne and Sydney are highly livable, offer superb public transportation, a wealth of outdoor activities, great food, bars, and cultural facilities.
  • Accommodation and helpful orientation is included, so you can hit the ground running.
  • ELI’s extensive connections in both Sydney and Melbourne mean our interns have access to positions in big international corporations, local non-profits and everything in between.
  • Our selection of internship placements is huge: science labs, TV production, leading corporations and IT centers. Contact us if you don’t see your specialty listed: ELI will try to create a custom position to fit your particular needs.
  • Our in-country support means you’ll always have someone to turn to should the need arise.
  • Experts agree. Australia is the place to be.

18 Reasons Why Australia is Travel Heaven

Things to do in Sydney at Least Once in Your Life

18 Fun and Amazing Things to See and Do in Melbourne

Australia. 

Where everyone’s a “mate” and where they really do say “g’day.”

 

 

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