Gap Year Internships in Australia




A PPA Gap Year Internship is a period of work experience (unpaid) for high school leavers (or equivalent) who are looking to gain some practical workplace knowledge of the Australian business environment.


Why Australia?

Australias unique culture, beautiful and diverse landscape,coupled with its skilled workforce and a strong, competitive economy make it an ideal country for an overseas internship. The friendly and relaxed manner of the Australian people makes it easy to 'fit in' and enjoy yourself. Undertaking an internship through Professional Pathways Australia will not only provide you with a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself through practical work place experience, but also with an opportunity to make friends and truly experience the Australian lifestyle.

Internship Benefits

- Gain real world experience in Australia, whilst enhancing your resume or university/college application
- Learn about your industry of interest before you commit to studying
- Demonstrate your independence through living abroad Make friends from all over the world Develop professionalism and an understanding of the workplace
- Obtain a statement of service or reference from an Australian company
- Demonstrate your initiative and ability to take on new challenges
- Gain cultural understanding and experience in a different country

Program Duration

7-12 Month


Throughout the year


All year round


To participate in the Gap Year Internship Program, individuals must:

- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa or Work & Holiday Visa
- Have completed high school or equivalent
- Have a minimum English level equivalent to IELTS 6

Intern Types

  • Admin (Hospitality, Sports)
  • Admin (Recreation, Parks)
  • Business Admin, Management
  • Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing, Ad, PR
  • Public Admin, Public Pol, Govt
  • Sports
  • Tourism

Type of Programs

  • Summer Jobs
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Study Abroad


  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 1,200

Program Fees Include:

PPA offers a wide range of support services to interns. What is included in an internship?

- Tailored internship placement
- Orientation upon arrival into Australia
- Ongoing monitoring and support throughout the internship
- Monthly e-Newsletters and social media updates
- Invitations to join regular social functions and weekend trips
- Statement of completion from your host company
- Professional Pathways Australia Certificate of Completion
- Additional options: Accommodation placement, Airport pickup & Insurance

Experience Required


This Program is open to

American, Canadian, European and Kiwi Participants.

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

8 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Job and Internship Network