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Interning Abroad in Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in the country. It is reputable for producing approximately 50 percent of Australia’s wine and for its numerous restaurants; hence, it is often regarded as Australia’s food and wine capital. Beyond that, Adelaide frequently plays host to major music concerts and festivals as well as cultural events, ensuring interns will never be plagued with boredom. Internships in Adelaide should be a top choice for interns who are looking for a perfect environment for unwinding and gaining important professional experience.

Internships in Adelaide

Internships in Adelaide have earned a reputation for being highly innovative, holistic programs. More specifically, Adelaide is a great place for internships in business administration and management, engineering, and tourism, but there are still many other options to consider too.

Business Administration & Management. There is a large focus on the development and continuation of Adelaide’s business and private sector. Private companies often seek out interns who are highly dedicated and motivated to expand their skills and gain exposure in business administration and management. It is useful for aspiring interns to have at least one year experience related to their internship placement however, since most business internships in Adelaide are quite demanding. Business interns are usually well-compensated for internships in Adelaide, and rightly so considered most abide by a 40 hour work week.

Engineering. Since Adelaide is popular for the convenient city lifestyle it offers, it continuously aims to structure a well-planned and well-designed city. Hence, various private engineering firms frequently seek out foreign engineering interns to spark new ideas and innovation within their firms. These firms usually accept interns who have at least one year experience in the field, since interns will essentially become full time employees in most cases and commit to contracts of six months to a year.

Tourism. Given that Adelaide is home to big musical and cultural events, its tourism industry has paved its way to the top of the economic market. Various private companies, resorts and hotels, and event management companies in Adelaide therefore offer numerous international internship opportunities for those who want to work in the tourism industry and help support the development of businesses, day to day operations and activities, and other services.

Life in Adelaide

Adelaide is the melting pot of South Australia. It has a cultural blend which promises a wide array of food choices that any foreign intern may enjoy. There are numerous highly regarded fine dining restaurants, pop up bars, and food trucks on nearly any corner. Some streets, like Rundle Street, have historic pubs and family-run cafes and restaurants that are definitely worth visiting often. Adelaide also offers so many outdoor activities and sights for interns to enjoy, such as the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, and Kangaroo Island.

Adelaide is a very accommodating and friendly city, which treats foreign interns warmly to say the least; its Mediterranean climate welcomes visitors from all over the world throughout the year. The average high between December and February is 28 degrees Celsius, while from June to August temperatures may be as low as eight degrees Celsius.

Getting used to daily life in Adelaide is not too challenging for foreign interns, because of the hospitable local people and the access that interns will have to most amenities and conveniences.

Salary & Costs

The cost of living in Adelaide is relatively cheap compared to larger cities in Australia, which is one of the reasons why many interns prefer to intern in Adelaide; it is an especially strategic choice for those who really want to earn a savings through interning abroad.

The average cost of a one-bedroom apartment ranges from $800 to $1500 per month. While the additional expenses for utilities, such as electricity, water, gas, and a cable subscription can tack on $300 per month. Meanwhile, groceries will easily cost over $100 a month. On the other hand, for the most part transportation in Adelaide may be availed for free, as there are free bus rides between the South Terrace and the North Terrace as well as free bikes available seven days a week! 

The price of food and drinks in restaurants will vary depending on the class and type of restaurant. However, food and drinks in an inexpensive restaurant will cost as much as $14 to $20. Eating out at a more expensive restaurant can cost up to $60 or $80 for two people. In pubs, domestic beers cost around $5 while imported beers can cost above $6.

All of the expenses are made easier by the prevalence of paid internships in Adelaide. Interns usually receive a base stipend of $1500 per month for internships in Adelaide. It is safe to say that those who intern in Adelaide will be able to live it up and enjoy the city’s lifestyle.

Accommodation & Visas

In order to intern in Adelaide, foreign interns must secure the 402 Training and Research Visa. Luckily, Australian internship programs have been approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection; however, aspiring interns must be 18 to 30 years old and have an internship offer from an accredited company or organization.

The Training and Research Visa would allow foreign interns to access complete structured and supervised workplace-based training program. These visas may be acquired from another country or directly from Australia; however, it is advised to obtain the visa before entering Australia, so arrival will be guaranteed to be harmonious.

Most internships in Adelaide include accommodation arrangements. But, those who do not have accommodation included in their internship program will be able to find plenty of affordable apartments around the city.

Benefits & Challenges

Culture of the City. There is a manifold of destinations to visit in Adelaide. All these destinations bring a complete taste of the city’s culture and tradition, especially through the luscious food and lucrative wine. Foreign interns will definitely have a wonderful time working, learning, and earning through internships in Adelaide. Aside from the well-structured city planning, there is also a world-class quality of service that interns will surely enjoy.

Cost of Listing. It is beneficial to intern in Adelaide if you have a tighter starting budget, as the city is home to a relatively cheaper cost of living compared to other large cities in Australia.

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