Internships are an important part of a student’s education and career planning. In fact, most students feel that internships help them to build their experiences, skills, and knowledge in their field of interest and in their preferred career. However, finding internships in Sydney is not that simple. There are a lot of questions students need to ask themselves before signing up for an internship in Australia. The most important question students need to ask themselves is if they have what it takes to succeed in an internship in Australia.
International students are most welcome to do internships in Australia. The Association of Interns and Trainees website lists internship opportunities in Australia. Internships in Australia are available in a wide range of fields and occupations, from medicine to teaching to zoology and beyond. There are several internship agencies dedicated to helping students find an internship in Australia, including Internship Australia and Enterprise Internships.
Can an international student get an internship in Australia?
The short answer is that it depends – citizens of certain countries (U.S. Canada, Ireland, Korea, and a few others) can get a work holiday visa by applying online with relative ease. Chinese citizens for example are eligible for a limited annual supply of 2,000 intern visas that typically are accounted for within hours of eligibility. The Australian government has a very user-friendly website for foreign citizens to figure out the right type of visa and qualifications.