Australian Internships Celebrates 20 Years


Two decades of quality, innovation and expertise lead to this special milestone


Australian Internships (AI) has reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrates 20 years of delivering high quality internship programs for young professionals from around the globe. 
A champagne breakfast was held on Tuesday 20th February 2018 at Australian Internships HQ in Milton, Brisbane and it was a great success! It was filled with fantastic guests, a Didgeridoo player, key note speakers from the industry, delicious food and celebration of lots of great memories in the last 20 years! 

AI is the pioneering company in the International Education and Training sector and renown as the premium Internship provider in Australia. Since first opening its doors in 1998, the company has grown extensively arranging internships for thousands of young professional every year. 
Australian Internships is well recognised as the market leader in career development programs for international candidates and pride themselves on providing students and graduates with high quality hands on training programs in the workplace that are tailored to each individual. Students can choose to enrol in one of six different programs on offer with Australian Internships also offering customised programs with many educational partners from around the globe. The programs are designed to meet the growing demand for internationalisation and offer students and recent graduates with the opportunity to transition their classroom skills into a workplace environment. 

Company Founder and Managing Director, Diana van Woerkom reflects on the company’s 20th anniversary by saying: This has been the most rewarding and interesting 20 years of my life. We started out with an office run from home and today we employ 20 staff, have offices in Brisbane and Sydney and arrange up to 2000 internship programs annually.  Our founding beliefs remain our top priority today and I believe because of that - our company remains viable, strong and growing. Our philosophy, from the beginning, was always to be non-discriminatory to race, religion, nationalities and the industries we work with.
A big thank you to the hundreds of valued partners, customers, stakeholders and friends, but especially to those who had faith in me and Australian Internships from the very beginning. We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our staff and our culture of customer service. 

AI has built its reputation on developing and implementing innovative and creative internship programs and forging strong relationships with industry leaders and educational partners in Australia and overseas.  Celebrating its 20th birthday, Australian Internships is in excellent health – it remains the driving force that established the international internship industry in Australia. The programs continue to grow and support the demand for young professionals entering the workplace. AI compares their program to the final step before employment, and a guided entry to the workplace that offers insight for young professionals keen to really know what is required to succeed in industry.

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