Professional internships

A professional internship in Australia is an excellent way to kick-start your career by getting your first professional work experience, or to add an international dimension to your resume.

Australian Internships organises internships in companies and organisations where you will be able to gain quality professional experience in line with your recent degree, a tertiary course in which you are currently enrolled or your work experience. This can also provide an opportunity to establish connections in your chosen industry and to better understand how it operates in Australia.

There are also other requirements related to your education and experience. Internship programs are for people between 18 and 30 years of age. Suitable visas are Student (during your main course holidays), Working Holiday, Skilled Graduate or the Special Program Visa (Australian Internships can help eligible candidates apply). 

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What internships are available?

There are two internship programs.

Professional Internships

Professional Internships provide unpaid work experience in a company reflecting your educational background. Areas include marketing, human resources, accounting and finance, engineering, tourism and many more. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a course or within 24 months of course completion in your specialist field. It is an unpaid internship. On completion you receive a Letter of Recommendation from your Host Organisation.

Professional Internships in Hospitality

If you are pursuing a career in hospitality and are enrolled in a relevant tertiary course, you may be eligible for some credit towards your course. These internships are paid, award wage based professional training positions.

Internships entry requirements

English language requirements to gain entry into an Internship are:

  • the Advanced Certificate III in English for Further Study OR
  • an IELTS result of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent

Not ready? Improve your English with us

If you don’t have the English level to apply for an internship, begin your English program at Sydney Institute and our Centre will coordinate with our Internship partner. This will give you the best chance of having your Internship opportunity waiting for you when you are ready.



Our CRICOS Provider Code is 00591E and CRICOS Provider Name is TAFE NSW - Technical & Further Education Commission

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