Internships Abroad in Australia & Oceania

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CISabroad offers internship programs in Australia and New Zealand. These placements take into serious consideration the individual's career interests, skills, and goals, and design the programs accordingly. They aim to offer practical experience in the actual workplace while fostering academic growth.

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Travel to Australia and Oceania and work in one of the accredited companies and organizations with Boston University Study Abroad. International students may complete their practicum in Australia, or New Zealand, and explore the natural environment of the amazing destination. The internship program offers a wide variety of courses such as Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant, Internati...

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Grow professionally and personally through GVI internship programs located in Fiji. Internship placements Marine Science are offered to potential interns who are PADI Open Water Certified, but teaching placements are also available. Interns may have the opportunity to work with select partner organizations or even with GVI after the internship program is complete.

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Provide a helping hand and gain some practical experience in the field of Veterinary Medicine, Construction, and Social Work with Projects Abroad in Australia and Oceania. Sharing knowledge, skills, and experiences to the locals and fellow interns. This program is open to worldwide participants throughout the year.

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Internships bring experience. Experience brings marketability. International experience shows imagination and self-confidence. All this can be yours interning in amazing New Zealand! You can be practical AND have a great adventure at the same time. If you’re serious about your future, we have some seriously great opportunities for you. Most fields are possible, so check with us. In New Zeal...

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Travel to Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji and experience immersion on a program from Institute for Global Studies. Worldwide participants have the opportunity to live and work in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji all year round. The program includes internships in the fields of Human Resource, Women Rights, Public Relations, and others.

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We provide you with top internships in Australia! Partnering with a range of great companies and NGOs, our Australia internship program will fulfill your career potential. We are regularly featured in mainstream international media like CNN International. Apply now to intern in the most livable city in the world - Melbourne - and propel your career development! Melbourne is one of the most p...

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Sydney has grown to become one of the world's most multicultural cities-- international fusion of culture, languages, and ideas with near 5 million residents. The Sydney Summer Internship Program places you at a local company or organization to gain practical experience in the workplace and cultivate global leadership skills, while also showing you the sights and sounds of Australia. You will e...

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Participate in an internship in Australia from Global Experiences - open to worldwide participants and offered year-round. Interns can become immersed in the Australian community and experience the work environment and culture of this amazing country. A wide array of placements are available such as Journalism, Fashion Design, and Business Administration.

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Interns with an interest in visual arts and museum studies, or who are looking to have a career in exhibition management, collection, arts marketing, or tourism management will benefit from this exciting opportunity to work in one of the city's many institutions. Interns will be placed in institutions that embrace their diverse community with exhibitions, events and public programs like seminar...

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BUNAC's Work Australia program offers you the opportunity for the trip of a lifetime. Choose from 2 support packages based on the level of support in this beautiful country. Work Australia is a program authorized by the Australian Government to allow young Americans (aged 18-30) to work in Australia for up to 12 months. Australia, one of the largest and most beautiful countries in the world,...

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GoEco was created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to travel and contribute to the community, wildlife and environment they visit. Based on years of practice and in-depth field reports, GoEco presents you a careful selection of excellent yet affordable volunteer and ecological minded vacations

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API students have the opportunity to study abroad in Dunedin at one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious universities – The University of Otago. Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is among the world’s best, ranking #1 for oceanography (2011), and its business programs are also AACSB and EQUIS accredited. Arguably one of the most beautiful campuses in the southern hemisphere, the s...

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This CAPA International Education program which is based in Sydney, Australia, is available throughout the year and open to American and Canadian students only. Participants explore the contemporary city, which is filled with artistry and innovation. Internship placements enhance student abilities and boost their careers, internship fields range from Anthropology to Theater. Students also take ...

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Interning Abroad in Australia & Oceania

Who says you can’t mix business and pleasure? Interning abroad in Oceania offers the bliss of tropical outdoor living combined with fantastic career-building opportunities. The beaches in this part of the world speak for themselves, but there are also exciting cities for culture buffs, remote landscapes for adventure seekers, and plenty of kiwifruit, koalas, and cricket to go around. Whether you’re interning at a start-up in Sydney or a school in Samoa, the islands are calling. Head down under to gain real-life work experience in a laid back culture sure to leave it’s watermark. 

Locations

Oceania, as the name suggests, is ruled by the water, and is made up of some 30,000 islands. Although not all of them are inhabited, there are a few spots that sparkle for interns more than buried treasure. Pack your preferred floating device and go with the flow in this easygoing region.

Australia. The land of sun, sand, and surf certainly has plenty to entice you, but there’s more to Australia than meets the eye. For example, there’s vegemite and dingos. It’s also an important world economy that is highly connected to and influenced by Asia, providing ample internship opportunities. Sydney, specifically, is a top choice in the region. As a magnet for international interns, Sydney offers a diverse atmosphere and plenty of internship placements. Plus, how cool would it be to work with a view of the Sydney Opera House? Melbourne is yet another good choice in OZ. A livable and easy to navigate city and the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne maintains a memorable, artsy ambience. Whichever city you decide to settle your internship roots in, there’s plenty of Outback and seaside to keep blood flowing properly.

New Zealand. The landscapes are as breathtaking as the Lord of the Rings movies portray. Your camera will work overtime on the weekends as you explore waterfalls, mountain peaks, and glaciers. The majority of interns in New Zealand head to Auckland, the country’s largest city. The City of Sails offers art, culture, and the best of city life for interns. The capital of New Zealand, Wellington, is referred to as the adventure capital of the world. Fitting in with the theme of this region, “Welly” provides the perfect balance of outdoor living, with it’s harbour and green rolling hills, and stellar internship opportunities. 

The Islands. To truly experience island culture, intern abroad in one of the smaller Oceanic islands. They may be modest in size, but they pack a punch when it comes to opportunities to intern and experience a different way of life. An island group of over 300 islands, Fiji is one of the most popular destinations in the South Pacific, making it ideal for tourism-related internships in Oceania. Halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii sits Samoa; island hop to this community-minded nation to pursue environmental or education internships.

Internships in Oceania

There is no sink or swim mentality here. The welcoming, unhurried vibe of Oceania rubs off in the workplace, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard work. Roll up your sleeves (if you’re wearing any at all), and get to work as you learn, live, and gain invaluable professional experience in Oceania. 

Environmental Studies. Folks in Oceania spend a lot of time outdoors and, therefore, take the world around them seriously. Since life centers around the oceans, it’s no surprise that many internships in Oceania are centered on environmental management or marine science and ocean conservation. Your days will likely be spent in the field, which could mean everything from a wildlife reserve to a coral reef. Interning in Oceania in environmental studies gives interns the chance to learn a ton while also contributing in a positive way to Earth’s future. 

Tourism & Hospitality. As a tourism hot spot, Oceania is flooding with tourism and hospitality internships. Right in line with the importance of the environment, many tourism internship opportunities focus on promoting sustainable tourism practices. Although English is the working language in most of the region, if you have second or third language under your belt, it will be a huge plus. Hospitality internships in Oceania may include placements at hostels or local tourism offices, or may even might throw you into a restaurant to tame the barbie. For a super unique internship opportunity in Oceania, consider a scuba placement; yes, it’s a real thing!

Business. With its strategic location in the Pacific, business in Oceania have a strong focus on Asia. If you’re interested in doing business in or with countries in the East in your future career, interning in Oceania can give you a head start. In the larger cities throughout the region, there are numerous options for internships in business administration as well as in communications.

Salary & Costs

No one ever pursued an internship to get rich, but there is still a ton to be gained by interning in Oceania. For starters, consider the value of building professional experience, expanding your network, and boosting your skills and confidence in an international environment. Throw in the fun and adventure of traveling, and the expense is totally worth it!

Salaries and costs of living vary greatly throughout the region. The larger cities of Sydney, Melbourne, or Auckland come with a high price tag, while less-developed Samoa is a more affordable option. A dinner out at an inexpensive restaurant may be upwards of $15 in Australia, for example, and a one-bedroom apartment in Auckland is about $1200 per month. On the upside, transportation within the countries is typically cheap, and the smaller islands tend to come with smaller price tags (as long as you stay away from imported jeans).

In Australia and New Zealand, paid internships do exist, especially for interns with prior experience or niche knowledge, such as language or computer science skills. However, paid internships are generally the exception. If you do score a paid internship in Oceania, often the pay is higher to adjust for the cost of living. For students aiming to earn credit to transfer back home, it’s often possible to do so, and this can enhance the value of the experience. 

Accommodation & Visas

Although you likely will be spending most of your time either at your internship site or out exploring, a place to sleep might come in handy. Your intern abroad program may provide assistance with securing housing, or you can ask your internship site for help. Housing may even be provided as a free benefit, which can greatly reduce your overall cost. 

Accommodation options for interns include homestays, youth hostels, or apartments, all of which can be good choices, depending on your personality, goals, and budget. Homestays are ideal for those looking to totally immerse themselves in the culture. A youth hostel provides an awesome way to meet tons of new people, but may not be the best choice for introverts. In an apartment, you’ll likely have roommates, which translates to new friends to go exploring with. Usually, apartments are the most costly option and come with the most paperwork.

Luckily, visa regulations are welcoming of interns in this part of the world. In Australia, the Working Holiday Visa allows young people, ages 18 to 30, to work or intern for up to 12 months. In New Zealand, interns up to age 35 can spend up to a year in the country. Be sure to check out GoAbroad's Embassy Directory for current visa application requirements for each country in Oceania.

Benefits & Challenges

Settling into the culture of your country and company is exciting, but it can also be an adjustment. Between navigating a new metro system, dealing with jet lag, and making the tough decision on whether to wear striped or solid socks, even just making your way to your new site on day one can be stressful (tip: go with the solid). Despite the challenges of interning abroad, Oceania is a great place to ease into intern life.

The accents may differ, and of course the vocabulary may take some getting used to, but for the most part, you can get by in English during an internship in Oceania. A limited language barrier will allow you to focus on your internship and the task at hand, rather than at which verb tense to use to ask about the deadline.

The diverse internship opportunities you’re sure to find also set Oceania apart. From examining marine life to understanding how to conduct business across cultures, your days as an intern in Oceania will be busy and varied. There are as many options for work and fun as there are types of unusual wildlife, so focus on your interests and take a walk on the wild side.

Rather than embarking on the typical three-hour boat tour, intern abroad in Oceania to fully maximize your learning opportunities. Avoid the cassowaries and honey bees, and learn how to float through life while also gaining skills and finding your professional spark. Before you know it, you’ll be eating pipis (a local variety of shellfish) and pavlova (a meringue-like dessert) with the best of them and return home with a fulfilling and purposeful experience to boot.

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