Welcome to 2016! This year we will be providing you monthly news updates about our programs, interns, events and the AI team!
Nathalie Ferquel is now on Maternity leave, and has had a beautiful baby girl! She will return to AI in approximately 6 months, but in the meantime any agents who were in contact with her should have a new Marketing contact – please let us know if you need any assistance with potential applications or information sessions for your staff and/or clients.
For onshore candidates we are now holding weekly information sessions at our Brisbane and Sydney offices, so if you have any onshore candidates who are interested about the program but are not sure, you can send them to talk to us – just make sure you call or email your AI contact so we can provide the session information and confirm that they are from your agency!
If you have several onshore candidates who are interested to participate in an internship, let us know and we can come to you to do a free information session in your office for them! We can do this in Brisbane and Sydney.
Remember if you need any of our supporting documents, or want to check if any documents have been updated, you can log onto our Partner Downloads page Here. If you need the password, please don’t hesitate to ask!
I am Yu Na Lee from Korea. I was a marketing intern for three months.
Why did you choose your program?
The main purpose of choosing this program is improving my resume. In Korea, finding a job is extremely hard and usually the uni students can find a job according to their major. However, I want to work at the marketing field which is not my major. To be hired in the marketing field, I thought I need working experience. That is why I chosen this program.
Suggestions for future interns:
For the future interns who want to work in Australia, I want to say do not be afraid to ask something you don’t know, and check your understanding. Your co-workers understand your mistakes and they are generous for that. However, asking and checking is the most important thing to reduce your mistake. They are not irritated by your questions. Furthermore, always prepare notebook and pen when your co-workers want to meet you. If you go to workplace, there are a lot of things which you should learn. At that moment, you will need pen and notebook. Even if you have really good memory, sometimes you forget!
Three things you like the most about Australia:
Making international friends is the most what I liked after coming in Australia. With them, I can make unforgettable memories. Also, I can improve my speaking by just talking with them.
Fortunately, the company offered me a casual job after my internship. Even now I cannot forget that moment. Sometimes there is so much work to do, but whenever I am busy, I feel like I am a necessary person at company.
Lastly, there are a variety of place to travel in Australia such as Long pine, Dreamworld, islands and so on. I strongly recommend travel to future interns.
Name: Caroline Cooney
Role: Internship Program Supervisor - Team Leader
I have worked for Australian internships for almost 3 years. I have truly done it all- from operating rides at a theme park to retail management to working for the New Zealand government. I love the outdoors, keeping physically fit and most importantly travel. In fact, I lived and worked in the United States. Throughout my time at home and overseas, I have gained invaluable knowledge and experiences that have changed my life forever. I whole-heartedly believe in travel and extend my passion and enthusiasm to all of the interns I support.
How would you describe your work?
My role varies a lot. There are many aspects involved for the IPS and our aim is to ensure that the Intern has a great learning experience. I conduct interviews with candidates from all over the world, I assist them in being prepared for host interviews, arrange visa documents and help to get interns ready for their arrival to Australia and their experience in the Australian work place. I would describe my work at exciting, rewarding and fun.
What do you like most about your work?
Getting to call the intern to advise they have been successful in their interview or that they have received their visa approval and hearing the pure excitement in their voice and knowing that I was a apart of that.
Your message to the interns:
Go in with an open mind and don’t compare the experience to anything else. It is new and it is yours!
We will be holding our monthly Intern Nights in Brisbane and Sydney on Thursday the 25th of February! Last month we went to the Pig & Whistle Pub in Brisbane, and Jacksons on George in Sydney! Check out some intern event photos below.
SYDNEY INTERN NIGHT
BRISBANE INTERN NIGHT
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