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As you may be aware, we have recently been experiencing some challenges regarding the 407 visa. Internal procedures and guidelines for processing this particular visa were updated by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. A key requirement to obtain sponsorship approval under the 407 Visa was a federal government support letter for third party providers.
 

After a few weeks of hard work and research, Australian Internships successfully received the letter from Tourism Australia and we are very excited to confirm that we are now  able to move forward as a business with all the 407 visa applications that have been on hold. We are open for business regarding any new hospitality applications. This is a huge step forward, in what has been a very frustrating time for all of us. Congratulations to all involved.
 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience, understanding and never doubting in Australian Internships in this challenging time. We truly appreciate your support

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V1511 – Digital Marketing in Brisbane

We are on the look out for an eager & energetic graduate or student to intern with us for 6 weeks, initially. This may turn into an on-going paid role.

Students or graduates from digital marketing are welcome to apply. We also extend the offer to students interested in Cryptocurrency.

For more details, click here.

 

V1512 – Business Admin (Marketing and HR tasks) in Sydney

Great Business Admin opportunity with tasks in Marketing and HR, with an Australian-owned and operated recruitment agency established in 2004.

For more details, click here.

 

V1514 – Marketing in Sydney

What an opportunity! One of world's largest flight comparison sites - employing over 1000 people across the globe – is just entering the Australian market.

For more details, click here.

 

V1513 – Admin and Help Desk Support

Great Opportunity in a Brisbane based IT Company focusing on Admin and Help Desk Support.

For more details, click here.

 
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Hannah Hoffman

          

Age: 22

Field: Physical therapy

City:  Sydney

Nationality: American

 

Tell us about your internship experience.

As far as my experience as an intern I entirely feel like I gained better experience here than I would have had I stayed in Kansas. My placement here allowed me to actually work one-on-one with patients and learn focuses specific to the company. Not only did I learn more about my field of interest, but I also learned things that would benefit me in my personal life.

 

What do you think about the Australian Culture?

Australian culture is similar yet different from the U.S. Talk about fitness fiends. All ages here were active on the daily. Serving sizes at restaurants and even simple things like peanut butter, were half that of the states. I found it interesting to learn about the cost of living here and of course the gun laws (after the incidents that occurred in the U.S. during my stay here).

 

Do you have any funny story that happened during your internship?

Something funny that happened to a co-worker (also from the states) was when our supervisors asked him to provide “Morning Tea” for the next day and he legitimately showed up with bags of tea. FYI “Morning Tea” in Australia means breakfast biscuits and small finger foods, not a relaxing drink that will leave your co-workers feeling “hangry.”
 

What is your advice for future interns?

SUNSCREEN!! I was warned multiple times about the intensity of the sun and that it is no joke to wear sunscreen even if you are just walking about. UV levels in Australia get ridiculously high in the summer, in fact I wasn’t even aware of what a “UV level of 12” meant until I arrived in the country.

Second, prepare to know alternative words for foods. I spent about an hour walking around the supermarket trying to find a darn spaghetti squash until I finally asked a worker and he had to google what a spaghetti squash was because he had never heard of it before!!

Final advice would be to prepare yourself for a commute to work. Even those who were not interning OR using public transport, still had a commute of about 45-50 minutes simply because traffic.

 

Would you recommend this program to friends and family?

Australian Internships was an excellent choice for my study not only because they were so helpful and interactive during my stay, but also because my school required that I had a 15 week program – which was not offered online – and Australian Internships accommodated to my needs with no issue. I have already recommended this program to future Jayhawk students looking to intern overseas!

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Helena Fitzpatrick

VISA OFFICER

 

 

Introduction

I have lived in Australia for over 25 years, and previously lived in Sweden, France and USA.

I have worked for Australian internships for more than 7 years.  I also work for the Swedish Consulate here in Brisbane so I have extensive experience regarding visas which is beneficial to the interns. I love to travel, seeing new places and meeting new people.

 

How would you describe your work?

In my role I work a lot with visas. I have to work closely with everyone here in the AI team to make sure that all candidates have the best chance possible to achieve their dreams. My job is very rewarding and exciting and even though I don’t meet each candidate, I still feel like I know them.

 

What do you like the most about your work?

My job is very varied and I have to work closely with lots of different people which makes it interesting.

 

Your message to the interns:

Worry less. Smile more. Listen carefully. Accept what you can’t change and embrace the lessons in life.

 
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