November has just started which means the mercury is heading up as summer sets in across Australia!

Our General Manager Rebekah Salamatou will be embarking on Maternity Leave at the end of this month, set to return in May 2017. Ongoing support will be readily at hand for our valued partners from the Marketing Management teams at AI.

At this time, we are pleased to introduce Michelle Hay, Marketing and Communications Manager, with over 25 years’ experience working in both domestic and international spheres of the Tourism Marketing industry, Michelle remains available for ongoing senior marketing support.

Please feel free to reach out to the wonderful team at AI for all the support you need, department team leaders are as follows:

• Projects, Partners & Marketing: Sabrina Forlin, Marketing Team Leader or

Michelle Hay, Marketing and Communications Manager

• Internship Programs: Caroline Waikari, IPS Team Leader

• Admissions & Services: Sarah Elliott, Administration Team Leader

• Phone Calls: Head Office: + 61 7 3305 8408 or Sydney: + 61 2 9283 3200

We wish you a great month ahead!

Hospitality Boom! 

We currently have 300+ paid vacancies for hospitality and culinary candidates! Position include Front Office, Food & Beverage, and Culinary Australia wide. Hospitality is booming with demand for interns at an all time high!  

It is with great excitement that we release two Chef de Partie Vacancies. Available in Canberra with a salary of $54,000 per year. Suitable for candidates with a great combination of studies and prior experience, the Chef de Partie internship vacancies offer hands on training at a senior level in a prestigious kitchen environment. For more information on any of our Hospitality vacancies, please contact the AI Team!

V1163: Marketing Internship Opportunity on the Beautiful Gold Coast!
This is an opportunity for a motivated Marketing student or recent graduate looking to head to the Gold Coast. The Host Organization is an online retailer of haircare and cosmetics that started in 2005 and has been expanding ever since.

Some tasks will include:
•    Promotions: edms, on-site
•    Social media: general posts and paid ads
•    Content: product descriptions for SEO

V1162: Culinary Internship Opportunity

This Host Organization is emerging as one of the leading wine producers in the Hunter Valley. The Estate compromises two vineyards, cellar door, fine dining restaurant, a wine club and hosts several concert events a year. They are currently seeking a culinary intern to help in their fine dining restaurant.

Some tasks will include:
•    Prepare all food items in accordance with standard recipes
•    Assist in menu planning
•    Check food rotation to ensure freshness always of all food products

V1037: Exciting Human Resources Opportunity on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

This Host Organisation is a 4-star hotel looking to add a member to their Human Resources Team. The hotel is located on one of the magnificent beachfronts of the beautiful Sunshine Coast. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain skills in a hospitality environment.

Some tasks may include:
•    Sit in on interviews – for learning purposes
•    Collate shining star awards info – internal employee awards
•    Print new starter packs for employees

V1065: Finance Opportunity

This Host Organisation works with small and large organisations across the building and construction, architectural, defence, and utility industries. This is a great opportunity for a budding Finance professional to gain skills and knowledge to further their career.

Some tasks may include:
•    Assist in analysing transactions for FBT purpose
•    Assist in preparing monthly tax compliance works
•    Assist in conducting research on tax issues

V988: Internship in an International Development Non-Government Organisation

This is a great opportunity for someone with a creative & social arts background who is interested in international development, politics and human rights. This is also great for someone who is interested in project management and is looking to work in a team environment.

Some tasks may include:
•    Proposal development
•    Program logistics support: Materials, supplies, etc.
•    Case study writing


Name: Elena Sofia Bianchi
Age: 24
Field: Human Resources
City: Sydney
Nationality: Italian

For this edition of Intern of the Month we have a wonderful video testimonial from Elena who is doing a 3 month Human Resources internship in Sydney!


Katrina Sandy – Internship Program Supervisor

Hi, my name is Katrina and I am originally from Canada. I moved to Australia as a student and I fell in love with the Country…as well as a man who would eventually become my husband! I have just started working with Australian Internships recently and I am excited about my new job. The interns I have met so far have been lovely and I’m looking forward to meeting many more, either through correspondence or on events such as our Interns Night.

How would you describe your work?
I believe that my work is to help the Interns on this exciting new journey they are taking with us. I enjoy being there for them for guidance and support.

What do you like the most about your work?
Hearing about the success achieved by my interns, either from them or from their supervisors! I also really enjoy meeting the interns during Interns Night. I’m really excited to go to our next one at Franky’s Pizza, here in Sydney.


Your message to the interns?
Please don’t hesitate to contact your IPS to share your successes! We want to celebrate alongside you.


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