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INTERNSHIPS IN AUSTRALIA
What is an Internship?
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Why do an Internship?
Additional Requirements for Paid Hospitality Internships
- must have studied at least 1 year in a course which relates to the hospitality industry
- must not have more than 2 years of work experience in the hospitality industry
Interns come to Australia on one of the following visas:
Some applicants may be entitled to undertake an internship on a tourist visa. Any internships on a tourist visa must be for a "voluntary organization" and of a purely 'observing' nature.
These visas are granted when the student enrolls in an accredited college or educational institution to study in Australia. Work hours are limited to 40 hours per forthnight.
This is a 12-month visa, which permits the holder to do an internship or work for any one company for a maximum of 6 months.
This visa requires the employer to sponsor the intern before arriving in Australia.
The visa allows interns to do an internship for any length of time (max 12 months).
Difference between OTV and 416 Visa
As you can see, the visas do differ slightly. In assessing applications for the above programs, it would be helpful to have the applicant provide a detailed CV and Cover Letter. In terms of their CV, some of the information required is:
The above information will assist our Visa assessment Team to determine each applicant¨s eligibility for our programs without the need to request further information.
， Any applicants must usually have completed 12 months minimum of study in their internship field or a very closely related one, unless they can provide compelling evidence to support their need to do an internship with less than 12 months academic experience.
， In the case of recent High School graduates, they may qualify for a 416 Visa only if they can present evidence of attending previous courses which directly relate to their internship field. i.e. A subject at high school which directly relates to the internship field written in their resume. Also any evidence to show that the applicant is looking to enter into a related degree at university or college (eg an offer of acceptance/copy of an application submitted) will significantly strengthen their application.
， Successful 416 visa applicants should be granted a visa within 3 weeks prior to departure date written in their 147 form. A four week period may be added to the end of their internship (i.e. visa grant will be for the length of the internship plus a month).
， A minimum of 28 days is required by DIMIA to process all 416 visa applications.
， If possible, all 416 Visa applications should include the applicant¨s transcripts and all other supporting documentation that can link the internship placement to the applicant¨s background.
All participants completing an internship in Australia are required to have medical, accident, travel and personal liability insurance for the duration of their internship.
Prior to commencing your internship you will have to supply evidence of your insurance coverage - in English!
All interns are required to have sufficient English language skills for effective workplace communication.
A guide to the required language level for Interns is TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6 - for more information, please contact us.
We encourage non native speakers of English to consider an English language program to assist with preparing you for success in the workplace.
The opportunity to travel and work abroad will extend and prepare you for a highly competitive global market where advanced language skills will be a great asset.
Throughout the English and Internship Program you will interact with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.
Australian Internships wants you to enjoy your stay in Australia and we are happy to assist with your accommodation arrangements. Following are brief descriptions of the accommodation options available to you:
We recommend homestay as a great personal introduction and welcome to the daily life in Australia. Living with an Australian family will give you a unique insight into the culture and values of our country and assist in preparing you for the business environment.
All homestay families are carefully selected and keen to ensure you enjoy your visit to Australia. After indicating your homestay preferences, Australian Internships will take the time to make sure that you have a homestay provided to meet your specific needs.
The fees for homestay vary and are influenced by your choice of location however please refer to the price section of this website for details on the homestay rates.
Many interns prefer to find their own accommodation but they still ask us to arrange initial accommodation for their arrival. Several inexpensive and safe hostels are available in each location. Prices start from AUD$18 per night or AUD$125 per week. Specific information will be supplied at your request. For detailed information on hostels please visit www.hostelworld.com
3. Share Accommodation
Share accommodation is available in most locations. Many visitors choose to share flats or units with other Australian students or young singles and this option is popular for the independent interns who enjoy their own space. We strongly advise that you take the time to meet and view the premises for a share option after your arrival as they will vary quite dramatically, as will the people providing the accommodation.