Welcome to the Australian Internships Newsletter, where each month we will update you on the latest industry trends, provide tips for hosting interns and keep you up-to-date with Australian Internships news!

The infographic bellow presents a survey of 1.200 workers across different generations. There are interesting facts about strengths and weakness of each generation. Could you recognise yourself?


Metro South Health is the major provider of public health services, and health education and research, in the Brisbane south side, Logan, Redlands and Scenic Rim regions.

They serve an estimated population of 1 million people, 23 per cent of Queensland’s population and employ more than 10,000 staff what result an annual operating budget of $1.6 billion.

They have five major hospitals in addition to a number of health centres throughout the region.

What is the best thing about having international interns at your organisation?

Intern brings a bit of a change and challenge to the team.  Inspires them to transfer their knowledge and gives them satisfaction when the interns move on with a lot more knowledge and experience they have started.  We are keeping touch with our interns after they moved on and some even became a member of our team a few years later.


Do you have any funny stories about an intern you’ve hosted, or an exceptional intern that you’d like to tell us about?

We had exceptional interns over the last few years.  Recently we hosted Rebecca Yan and currently we have Gary Wang completing his internship.  Both Rebecca and Gary fit into the team really well and whilst completing their internship they also made improvements to our procedures for example which is great to see.  In general, we enjoy learning their stories of coming to Australia and enjoy the cultural differences in particular when it comes to food.  We make sure we visit a restaurant to taste their food which is always a lot of fun.

What do you like about having Australian Internships providing and supporting your interns?

Australian Internships refers high quality candidates for internship and very approachable to assist in finding the best fit candidate to our organisation.  They are in contact along the way and make sure that both parties are achieving the most the internship can offer.   I also really enjoy that they are including the host organisations when our interns graduate so we have a much better appreciation of the interns’ journey to employment in Australia.



It is our pleasure to introduce this month’s feature intern Juliano Feliciano!

Nationality: Italian
Field: Production Engineering
Duration: 12 week
Start Date: 2nd of May 2016
(can commence 18th of April 2016 if better suited)
Internship Location: Flexible with location  - currently based in Sydney

Skills and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree, Production Engineering ( Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
• Juliano has previous  work experience  working  within  a production  team in Brazil
• Very good English skills and well presented   ( Upper intermediate ) and confident with his skills – would fit well within any Engineering and Production team. 
• Advanced computer skills
• Juliano is currently in  Sydney and would be available to meet with you in a personal interview.


Please contact Keli Mckenzie  – if you are interested in hosting this intern.

There is a growth predicted for the Education and Tourism industries. Higher education will rank among the five fastest growing industry sectors this financial year, with income increasing by more than $1 billion, business analysis firm IBISWorld predicts.

The outlook for Australia’s tourism industry over the next few years is positive, with the domestic tourism market forecast to improve solidly by 3.5% in 2015 and 2016 alone . According to Tourism Research Australia Record “growth in overnight visitor expenditure in 2014– 2016 has seen the industry gain momentum as it tracks towards the lower bound of the potential target. The Australian tourism industry continues to grow, with this financial year being one of records for the industry.

International arrivals, international visitor expenditure, domestic trips and domestic expenditure all performed with strength to underpin an industry that contributed $107 billion in total visitor expenditure to the Australian economy in 2014–23016 “.

Within the near future the tourism industry is well equipped and positioned to play an increasingly important part in Australia’s future economic prosperity.

A decline we have seen in industry involvement is the Mining industry. In saying this , there has been growth in the services industry which we have seen over the past few months.

As a whole, Business conditions are slowly improving in all sectors which is positive and creating jobs particularly in the services industry.


The 2016 Classic and Wooden Boat Festival on Darling Harbour

From the 15th to the 17th of April the Australian National Museum is presenting more than 100 vessels for free the beauty and diversity of the Australian heritage. Go and enjoy live music, cruises, maritime demonstrations and other activities.

Have a look at their website:





Melbourne International Comedy Festival

As every year, Melbourne is hosting the festival of international comedy from the 23rd of March to the 17th of April. As it celebrates its 30th Birthday, the festivity will include a huge birthday bash. Over 550 shows are organised and it makes it one of the biggest comedy festival in the world. 

Check out the website of the festival: 



Until the 10th of April the APT8 is your chance to discover the work made by more than 80 artists from over 30 countries that reflect the contemporary art from Asia and the Pacific. Go and enjoy live performances, videos, kinetic art, figurative painting and sculpture, social and political ideas at Stanley Place in South Bank, Brisbane.

Find more information about the event here:





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