Welcome to our AI June Newsletter!

Our Marketing Executive Nathalie Ferquel is back from her maternity leave! She will be working at our Brisbane office on Mondays, Tuesdays (part time) and Thursdays (part time) but will be available to help you via e-mail during the whole week should you have any queries. Welcome back Natie!

Daniele Leao, on our Sydney office will be on holidays from the 3rd of June until the 17th of June. Sabrina Forlin will be able to respond to any urgent requests while she is away.

Due to recent requests for police clearance certificates from the Department of Immigration, we are now asking all interns who have lived in a country (including their own) totalling 12 months or more over the past 10 years for a police clearance certificate.  While we cannot force an applicant to provide us with a police clearance certificate, we suggest them to obtain the certificate/s in order to support their visa applications and to assist with expediting the processing times.

Depending on the country, some police clearance certificates can take several months to obtain. Please note that the police clearance certificates need to be in colour and of a high quality. Any certificates that are not in English must also be translated.


V1008 It internship in Brisbane

A fantastic opportunity exists for someone who is interested in a Project Management career within IT - Software development / Web Projects. You will be involved with project coordination and server management and will be provided with fantastic training within an organisation who delivers projects within eLearning, Engineering and Retail businesses to name a few! This is a young, vibrant team working with all of the latest technological advancements and will provide you with great support and technological advice and direction.

V1078 Accounting internship in Melbourne

The internship will be based in Melbourne and the duration is approximately 12 weeks.
The internship requires someone who is diligent, hardworking, organised and able to think independently.

The tasks will include but not be limited to
•    Accounts Payable
•    Accounts Receivable
•    Maintenance of Balance Sheet and P&L’s
•    Cash Flow Analysis
•    Preparation and Lodgement of all Statutory returns
•    Payroll
•    Accounts payable / Receivable functions
•    General Ledger integrity and reconciliations
•    Assist with HR, contractual and other office co-ordinator duties.
•    Tax accounting
•    General administration as required 

V1060 Business Administration internship in Brisbane

An exciting opportunity exists within a highly successful community based organisation based on the far north side of Brisbane. This host is seeking a professional, energetic and results driven intern to join their busy and supportive team. This opportunity is for entry level candidates who are looking to start their career within administration and customer service so that they can develop the fundamentals for taking the next step in their career. You will represent the organisation in a professional manner and in accordance with their mission and values. You will get the opportunity to meet some of the companies clients, answering phone calls, maintaining mail delivery and couriers, quality checking of record in rostering system and taking minutes in meetings, assisting with client newsletters and so much more.

V1061 Marketing internship in Sydney

The intern will be reporting to the Marketing Communications Manager. Your role will provide support for the development of the organisation's Australian profile through online tools including website and newsletters as well as social media platforms to further promote the organisation’s programs amongst prospective students, agents and the education community.

•    Organised, proactive and forward-thinking
•    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Adobe Suite skills – particularly Light room or Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
•    Experience editing video files highly regarded
•    Second language highly regarded

V1066 Human resources internship in Sydney

This Hosting Organisation is launching internships nationally for entry level Human Resources interns!
Based in Brisbane and Sydney, this is a large organisation with over 14,000 employees across Australia and New Zealand. 
To be eligible for this internship, you need to have a moderate- advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and you must be exceptionally presented and groomed.
The opportunity is open for 12-26 weeks with immediate start available.


Name: Tia Rosehill
Country: United States of America
City: Sydney
Field: Property & Real Estate

Why did you choose to complete an internship?
I chose to complete an internship plain and simply for the experience. As a recent college graduate I have been thankful to receive numerous opportunities throughout my period of studies. However, I was unable to get experience in the field of finance and real estate development. Many people expect college graduates to know exactly what they want to do, have a job lined up, and dive right into their career. I was the opposite. I have so many interests that intertwine to make up who I am that I wanted to take the time to figure out whether this was the right career path for me. And what better ways to do that then get an internship and even more so, an international one. 

Tell us what you are doing in your internship?
The company I work for is quite unique. It’s a large company with multiple departments that are connected through financial interests. One part of the company focuses on development and the other is one of the largest owners of retirement communities. I work under the second department, where I manage 7 villages’ monthly expenses. I am in charge of billing residents monthly and keeping up to date with corporate charges, outstanding balances, and miscellaneous fees within each village. I am so thankful for the amount of responsibility my organization has given me and I am so excited to learn and grow from them as I progress in this internship.

Do you have any advice for future interns? 
My advice would be to challenge yourself. This goes for in and out of the workforce frankly. During my time in the office I make daily to do lists of tasks I need to complete within the hour and or by the end of the day. Yes it is very challenging and hard in the start but it has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and ask questions, think critically, and arrive at a conclusion. Even outside of the workforce, adjusting to a new environment can be difficult. I suggest getting involved in anyway you can whether that be sports, community service, a part-time job, and so forth, this is how you will meet people and enjoy your time much more.  

What do you enjoy about Australia?
I love everything about Australia! I really have nothing bad to say about this place. Being based in Sydney provides me with so much opportunity in terms of sights to see, transit, accessibility to the beach, mountains, and city that is has been a blessing to live here thus far. 


The Double Life of an Internship Program Manager Meaghan Smith

Role: Program Manager

Arranging internships and celebrating the successes of our interns through the Australian Internship programs is a very rewarding role, and also a very inspiring one. Admiring the triumphs, hard work and sacrifices made by many of our interns in the pursuit of their dream career has inspired me to take on a similar work ethic, which now sees me balancing the demanding role as an Internship Program Manager whilst simultaneously taking on a PhD in molecular biology. 

My PhD research project is part of a large collaborative project funded partly by the Australian Government- partnering with Australian Institute of Marine Science, University of Queensland, James Cook University, University of the Sunshine Coast and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Japan, to combat the current Crown Of Thorns Starfish Crisis on the Great Barrier Reef and reefs across the Indo Pacific (the starfish are in plaguing numbers and are eating all the coral!).  The COTS and not just surviving in the fast changing marine environment- but thriving! It’s a concerning issue which is occurring at an extremely rapid rate,  with forecasts suggesting the Great barrier Reefs coral will continue to decline and die beyond salvageable thresholds within the next 2 decades unless action is taken to protect the fragile ecosystem.


Huge efforts are being made to understand how the starfish communicate (using pheromones and communication chemicals) to aggregate together for spawning (breeding) and feeding, and determining how these molecules are used in detecting and avoiding predators with an overall aim of developing biocontrol methods for a sustainable future. My work is focused on identifying the secreted molecules from the neural system and understanding the molecular basis of communication in this Coral reef pest. 

Through my PhD I have had the opportunity to present at conferences and compete in science communication competitions for which I have won significant funding to attend an international symposium for chemosensory sciences and present my findings as a representative of Australasia this June in Tokyo, Japan!

With my Doctorate set to be completed in 2018, I am excited to see where the next couple of years lead me as a scientist and which exciting parts of the world I will be lucky enough to experience -and I look forward to the honouring experience of crossing paths with other likeminded young professionals pursuing their dream careers!


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