Welcome to our AI July Newsletter!

The new financial year in Australia has just started and we would like to thank you for your ongoing support over the last year. Now we begin another journey of challenges, victories, lessons and changes in the fiscal calendar of 2016 / 2017. We are excited to continue our journey with you by continuing to change the lives of young professionals with valuable internships Down Under.

With great excitement, we are pleased to announce that our wonderful Marketing Team Leader Sabrina Forlin recently welcomed her son – Luca – as such she will be out of the office until the end of the year for Maternity Leave. The marketing team continue strong and senior Marketing Executives Daniele Leao (Daniele@internships.com.au) and Nathalie Ferquel (Nathalie@internships.com.au) remain available for any support or queries over the coming months.

At this time, we are also pleased to introduce the new National Operations Manager – Rhett Tronc – to the Australian Internships team. Rhett joins Australian Internships with 20+ years experience in Operations and Management and is passionate about internships and the wonderful career opportunities our programs provide.

The Management team at Australian Internships take this time to extend our thanks once more for your ongoing support and have many exciting new programs and opportunities in store for the year ahead.

  • Diana van Woerkom – Managing Director
  • Rebekah Salamatou – General Manager
  • Rhett Tronc – National Operations Manager

We wish you a wonderful month ahead, and for those entering the new financial year a prosperous year ahead.

Australian Hospitality Industry Boom! 

The Australian hospitality industry provides employment opportunities for more than 270,000 people across the country. Australian Internships works with most 4 – 5 star hotel and resort chains and leading restaurants around the country.

 We are pleased to confirm that there are currently over 200+ paid vacancies available in Food and Beverage, Culinary and Front Office departments with leading Hotels, Resorts and Restaurant groups across Australia. Interns are in high demand with many of the amazing opportunities available for Chefs and Food and Beverage candidates.

 Our Host Organisations are offering the opportunity for passionate and motivated individuals to receive training in an international environment and to gain experience across multiple venues over a 12 month training program.  



This Host Organisation is looking for passionate people to join their dynamic team at the hotel's & day spa’s.  They are seeking candidates who have a track record of providing the highest level of customer service and are flexible and committed to providing their clients, members and guest the best experience in the industry. 

V1078 and V1075 Culinary internships on Fraser Island


Working in paradise is a lifestyle choice… and if joining a supportive team of tourism and hospitality professionals, on the world’s largest sand island appeals, then this is the opportunity is the one!
This Resort Group as one of the region’s biggest employers is searching for a Sous Chef and a Chef de Partie. The Group employs about 600 staff to live and work on the island at the Resorts and in tourism-related businesses on the mainland including Barges, Tours and Ferries.
The resort relies on a strong ‘community spirit’ to function both socially and at work. Each role has the opportunity to go beyond its basic job description which makes being a member  of this team a part of the fun of island living!

V1082 Front Office internship in Sydney


This Host Organisation is embarking on a new journey in creating a new landmark and spearheading the revitalisation of Sydney's Darling Harbour as a destination. Their re-development is one the biggest hospitality projects ever seen in Australia. They are adding 222 rooms to the existing hotel, bringing the hotel to 892 rooms, and a world-class venue of 3,700sqm with 21 rooms, including 2 pillars less Ballrooms overlooking Darling Harbour with state-of-the-art event AV. Their new exhibition and event space will provide an exceptional and unique venue right in the heart of Sydney.
As such this 4.5 star hotel property are offering the opportunity for a Front Office intern to complete a 12 month placement with them as a Guest Service Agent.

V1084 and V1085 Front Office internships in Sydney 


This Host Organisation is searching for a Bell Attendant and a Front Office Attendant! The restaurants, entertainment facilities as well as the new Event Centre, makes this venue the top entertainment destination in Sydney. This Host Organisation is New South Wales's largest single site employer and the premier destination for business and entertainment accommodation.
With 476 luxurious rooms, a diverse range of guests and constant activity, this Host Organisation offers a unique challenge and an unrivalled experience to all staff.

V930 Architecture internship in Brisbane


This internship will allow you to develop your skill set in a great working environment whilst supporting the architecture and design teams in line with the day-to-day activities.
Applicant must be proficient in Revit and all office software.  Ability with Autocad, Photoshop and Sketchup is a plus but not essential.


Name: Lida Christou
Country: Greece
City:  Melbourne
Field: Civil Engineering

Why did you decide to do your internship in Australia?
I have read to a Greek website about the program from The Hellenic Initiative and Australian Internships. I got very excited when I realised that the prerequisite to participate to this program is to be in the shortlist of the ReGeneration program; an innovative Greek program which strives for the elimination of Youth unemployment in Greece. I have expressed my will to have an internship in Australia and I got accepted from a Construction company!


What made this experience unique and special? 
It’s a very special job for me, because not only is it my first work experience, but also it is in an English speaking country and in a very beautiful city – Melbourne. What makes this internship more unique is that it gives me the chance to have an international experience with and develop my lateral thinking.

How has this experience impacted your future? (Personally, professionally, academically, etc.)
This experience has changed the way that I think and act. I feel more self – confident and mature. Every day, I have to speak and collaborate with people from different cultures, so I have developed my skills needed to understand people’s needs and how to negotiate better with the stakeholders of the project that I have worked for. 

What was the highlight of your experience? 
The highlight of this experience is that I live in Melbourne, a very beautiful city that I have never imagined that I would live there. I have travelled “down under”, I’ve met many people from all over the world and I have been to many unique places with lots of green and magical beaches.


Role: Admissions Officer

I joined Australian Internships 3 months ago and I am very excited to be a part of this company.  I am very lucky to be working with the most amazing team at Australian Internships who genuinely believe in team work and success of the company. Originally from India, I came to Australia in 2005 and since then have fallen in love with this country. 

I have been working in the education industry for the last seven years and have always enjoyed helping students or recent graduates with their enquiries and concerns. It is a great feeling to see the happy faces when the interns get closer to achieving their career goals through an internship opportunity we provide them.

Apart from being a part of Australian Internships I also host my own Radio show at an Indian Radio station. It keeps me connected to my community and I also get an opportunity to meet lot of famous people who are an inspiration to others.

I truly believe in dreaming …. If you can dream it then you can do it!!!


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