Want to help your intern get the best out of their internship? Easy – make sure you support them with their Weekly Learning Plan. At AI, we have developed the Weekly Learning Plan (WLP) to help interns maximise their learning experience and in turn become the best addition to your team.
The WLP allows interns track their tasks, skill development, achievements and goals throughout the internship. Interns are required to send the WLP to their allocated Internship Program Supervisor (IPS) at Australian Internships on a weekly basis – the AI team will help monitor their progression and give them handy hints on how to maximise their learning experience and hopefully become your dream intern and addition to the team!
WLP benefits for both Intern and Host:
- Helps you plan and allocate the tasks/projects that your intern will be involved in.
- Enables you and the intern to track their progression and workflow.
- A great tool for you to use when giving feedback or reviewing intern performance.
- Upon program completion, the WLP acts as a starting point for a reference letter or final internship performance report.
How to complete the WLP
- The intern will fill in the WLP with tasks assigned by their supervisor and make comments on their weekly achievements and future goals.
- The intern should schedule a time to review the WLP with you/their supervisor.
- As the supervisor, fill in any necessary comments in the assessment column and use the WLP as an opportunity to provide the intern with feedback and direction.
- Both Intern and Supervisor are to sign off on the WLP weekly or fortnightly.
This month, Australian Internships would like to share with you this great testimonial we received last year from Condamine Alliance who hosted some interns from the project Science Without Borders.
“In January 2015, Condamine Alliance accepted the placement of two Brazilian Interns for a period of six weeks through Australian Internships.
The Interns meshed into the Condamine Alliance ethos and embraced every opportunity afforded them to participate in the body of review work, field trips, partner events and indeed social outings. Their contribution by way of reviewing an invaluable company project during the placement was of a high standard and provided invaluable information for Condamine Alliance to consider and utilise.
The cultural exchange benefited Condamine Alliance staff and partners equally as much as it did the Interns themselves.
Australian Internships were very professional, courteous and helpful in arranging and managing the placement of the Interns. The Internship Program Manager was extremely accommodating in every way ensuring that the best interest of both the Interns and Condamine Alliance was at the forefront, at all times."
Australian Internships are proud to present the latest cohort of Engineering Management / Project Management students and IT – Computing and Design Students from Central Queensland University.
All of these students are available for a full 8 weeks unpaid from October 2016!!!!
Engineering Management / Project Management Interns
These students are currently completing a Masters qualification in Engineering Management and are looking to complete administration related activities relating to organisational planning and operations.
They have relevant undergraduate studies and are studying subjects such as Critical thinking and Managerial Decisions, Project Management Methodologies, Innovation and Sustainable Business Development, Money and Capital Market Analysis etc. as part of their current Masters Program.
IT – Computing & Design Interns
These students are all currently completing a Masters qualification in Information Technology. They have relevant undergraduate studies in various areas such as Soft Dev. Analysis, Systems Engineering, Database Administration, Web Development, Information Security, Digital Forensics, Data Mining, Programming etc. and are looking at completed related activities to their Masters Degree.
|Dates:||24th October – 16th December 2016|
|Duration:||8 weeks - full time; Monday – Thursday only|
|English:||Advanced English (rated 8/9 – 9/9)|
CONTACT US TODAY to learn more about these interns and to avoid missing out on this fantastic opportunity! Interviews are happening now for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Tourism undergoing a major transition
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia welcomed 555,800 international visitors during June 2016 which was an increase of 13.7 percent relative to the same period of the previous year. International arrivals are up 10 percent for the year ending June 2016 compared to the same period last year.
The industry has made good progress in this past year and is growing, both in terms of international and domestic visitors. Australian tourism has continued to undergo a major transition as the international focus is changing from western to eastern markets. North Asian markets of China, Hong Kong, South Korea are growing strongly according to Tourism Australia.
It is forecasted that by 2025 there will be 5.3 million Asian inbound visitors, up from 3.2 million in 2015. Of the 5.3 million Asian inbound visitors, 2 million will be from China and 83 jobs will be created per 1,000 Chinese visitors. (Destination Brisbane Consortium).
With Tourism playing a major and invaluable role in the hospitality industry, Australian Internships offers company’s access to young professionals who speak multiple languages, have international experience, the relevant qualifications and are passionate about the industry.
SYDNEY – FESTIVAL OF THE WINDS 2016:
On the 11th of September, starting at 11am, on the world famous Bondi Beach, kites of every shape will be flying all over the sky. For the show, champion kite flyers from Germany, England, New-Zeeland and Australia will show off their hand made creations and skills in the air with aerial acrobatics shows. You can fly your own kite and participate to this colourful event or just watch the spectacle enjoying the live music, dances from all over the world and the food alley.
More information about the event here: http://www.weekendnotes.com/festival-of-the-winds/
MELBOURNE – ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW
Since 1848, in September, the Royal Melbourne show is organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. This Agricultural show is attracting up to half a milion of visitor and is one of the most iconic annual community event. Attractions, show, competition, entertainements food and drinks make this event enjoyable by everyone! Don’t miss the edition of 2016 from the 17th of September to the 27th.
More information about the event and the tickets here:https://royalshow.com.au/
BRISBANE – THE SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL
For the 5th year in a row the Scandinavian Festival is held in Austin Street, Newstead. This year around 50 market stalls will propose food, furniture, fashion, gifts, arts & crafts and many more products from different Scandinavian countries. This free event is bringing together the culture of 5 countries: Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Estonia.
Don’t miss this cultural event on Sunday the 11th of September 2016 from 10am to 4pm.
More information about this event here:http://www.scandinavianfestival.com.au/
CANBERRA – FLORIADE NIGHTFEST
The Floriade NightFest is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring with live music, comedy and entertainment. During five breaths taking nights, from the 28th of September to the 2nd of October, the celebration will be light up and will look like wonderland. Don’t miss the NightFest from 6:30pm to 10:30 in Commonwealth Park!
More information about the event & price here:http://www.floriadeaustralia.com/nightfest/
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