“We are looking for highly motivated students and graduates from USA, Europe, Asia and Africa to join our internship programs in Australia”
You should only apply for this program if you are not physically in Australia and not an Australian citizen on time of application.
When you come from overseas to intern in Australia, it is important to manage your expectations and take great caution in how matters are handled away from home. Our internship coordinators meet with interns regularily and are always available should any issues evolve.
How does it work?
- The internship program can include only just the internship placement or also travel, accommodation and flights.
- We often deal with education agents who assist with this process, or we deal directly with interns.
- Because we have a constantly changing economy, and internships depend on travel distance, communication skills and demand, we have a varied costing table. We will inform you about our program inclusions and customise an internship program for your needs. Thus, you need to contact one of our consultants to ensure you get the correct quote.
International Internship Packages & Fees (Off shore Applicants)
|Basic (3months)||Premium (3months & mentoring)||Ultimate (6months)||Success (6months & mentoring)|
|$2000||$2000 +1000 =$3000||$2500||$2500+$1000 = $3500|
*Mentoring Program is $1000 for up to 6 months.
*All internship applications incur a non-refundable application fee of $250 paid up-front.
*Visa assistance is an additional $600.
|Up to 3 months (Basic)||√|
|Up to 3 months w/ mentoring program (Premium)||√|
|3 – 6 months (Ultimate)||√|
|3 – 6 months w/ mentoring program (Success)||√|
|Assessment of Application (+ resume, cover letter, visa, transcripts)||√||√||√||√|
|Introductory mentoring session valued at $150||√||√||√||√|
|Internship Placement (assistance*)||√||√||√||√|
|Certificate of Participation||√||√||√||√|
|60 min phone time weekly for 3 months||√||√|
|60 min phone time weekly for 6 months||√|
|3 e-mails weekly for 3 months||√|
|3 e-mails weekly for 6 months||√|
|Resume and Cover Letter Workshop||√||√|
|Monthly mentoring sessions for 3 months||√|
|Monthly mentoring sessions for 6 months||√|
|Mentoring session with a professional councilor or business advisor||√||√|
|DISC Profile (4hours)||√||√|
|Review of Vision Statement||√|
|Review of Elevator Speech||√||√|
* Assistance in attaining 8 weeks to 6 months project-based internship placement in a Sydney organisation related to the student’s area of study and career interest.
** Students will be required to sign an agreement stating the hours and behaviours appropriate for their internship. Each intern is required to submit a weekly journal of 100 words as well as a testimonial and evaluation form on completion of the program and internship if applicable.
*** Intervention in the event of any difficulties the student or workplace may experience.
**** Internship de-brief session/interview at conclusion of the experience.
|Assessment of the student’s application letter (statement of objective / cover letter) and sourcing of internship placement as appropriate||Application is assessed against possible HCs. DIA will let intern know if the application is successful and a HC available. The intern may be presented with possible job descriptions. DIA issue a proposal and an invoice for the Non-Refundable Application Fee.|
|Internship Coordination and Pre-departure Support||
|Resume and Cover Letter Workshop||Resume and cover letter is edited in collaboration between the IC and the intern in order for the application to reach the high standards of our HC’s. The workshop teaches participants how to present themselves and includes useful tips on how to cut through in a competitive market. DIA provide the intern with a PowerPoint presentation of how to write a resume and cover letter and go through that with them if necessary. DIA also provide the intern with interview questions that we assess, edit and forward to the HC. Compulsory.|
|6 weeks to 6 months project-based internship placement in a Sydney organisation related to the student’s area of study and career interest.||DIA will source for a HC and administer the entire process which includes; negotiation with the HC (may be several); interviews and individual application material; contracts; administration of insurance, visa, references and ID papers.|
|Internship Agreement||Interns will be required to sign an agreement stating the hours and behaviours appropriate for their internship. DIA will send the Intern an offer which they must sign and return to DIA prior to commencing the internship.|
|Orientation Session (1+2)Handbook||There may be two orientation sessions depending on the applicant’s situation. DIA will hold an internship orientation, covering workplace practices in Australia, visa requirements, workplace skills, appropriate dress and behaviour for the internship, workplace culture, transition to workplace, workplace etiquette, interview skills, responsibilities of DIA, Intern and HC, travel, expectations, and the internship process.The may include light refreshments depending on the program.A handbook will be emailed to each student prior to arrival/orientation and is expected to be read and brought to this orientation session.|
|Follow Up throughout the Internship||Each intern is required to submit a weekly or fortnightly journal of 100 words as well as a testimonial and evaluation form on completion of internship. DIA will be available to support the intern on a daily basis or when required for issues related to the HC and DIA. This includes intervention in the event of any difficulties the intern or workplace may experience.|
|Advice and Support while in Australia||
|Career Planning, Leadership and Work Practices Seminars|
|Internship de-brief session/interview at conclusion of the experience||It is compulsory for the intern to have a de-brief session with their IC or with their group, this is to ensure a well thought through process for the intern and to help them apply their internship experience in their future career. This may include light refreshments depending on the internship program.|
|Certificate of Achievement on successful completion of the Internship||The intern will receive a Certificate of Achievement from DIA as well as references from the HC.|
|Resources and Membership||Interns will have access to DIA website, Twitter, Facebook and Linked in accounts where regular updates, industry relevant information and social events will be posted, provided and shared. This includes a lifetime membership (compulsory).|
Total Value of Internship Opportunity Program – Priceless!
Semester Internship Programs (Spring/Fall) are generally between from August to November and from January/ February to June. Interns are free to attend their internships full time, however usually intern 3-4 days a week. This leaves time for students to have casual or part time work or to spend these days on university assignments should this be a requirement.
Vacation Internship Programs (Winter/Summer) are generally between from June to August and from November to January. This means you can go back to university with some really good work experience on your CV or use it as a transition between education and work life. Because the internships are customized, you will still be able to have some time off to enjoy a break if you need that.
Outside of our placements programs we place a lot of new graduates who are looking to pick up some really good experience for between 6 weeks and 1 year. This Flexible Placement Program is perfect if you are looking to take a working holiday or a gap year after university/ college but don’t want to have a gap on your CV.
We can place you into just about any type of internship position in Sydney and we also have alternatives in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth at the moment. The only places we can’t place into are some banking and some medical (hospital) internships. We do however have some finance and medical internships, so it’s worth contacting us for a consultation.
If you have any questions on the information provided you can call the Dream Internship – Australia Team. All of our staff have lived and worked in Australia.
- PR and Media
- Film and TV
- Accounting and Finance
- IT and Computing
- Fashion and design
- Events Management
- Chemistry and Pharmacology
- IT and Web Design
- Physiotherapy and Health
- Need to either be currently studying, a graduate or have experience in the subject area you will be undertaking your internship in.
- Please contact us if you are changing careers so we can discuss your options.
- Be between the ages of 18 – 30.
- Prove a genuine interest in the internship program.
- Be eligible for either of the following visas:
The Australian Working Holiday Visa which allows you to undertake an internship for between 6 and 26 weeks. To be eligible for this visa you will need to hold a passport from a country that has a Working Holiday arrangement with Australia and hold tertiary qualifications. If you are unsure please see the list of countries on http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/
The Australian Occupational Trainee Visa which allows you to undertake an internship or work placement in order to gain training in your filed of education. A Company is Australia will sponsor you to stay for up to 12 months. We will help you find the right company and we will also help you complete the required documentation for the application with DIAC. If you are unsure, please see further information about this visa on http://www.immi.gov.au/students/sponsored/otv/
The Australian Student Visa allows students to work up to 20 hours per week and as much as they like in the semester breaks. You have to hold an Australian student visa which is current and provide us with documentation of this visa. Only a registered training organization is Australia can provide you with the sufficient documentation to hold this visa and you need to study full time and attend 100%. If you would like more information about this vise, please see http://www.immi.gov.au/students/students/chooser/
The Australian department of immigration has a clear and informative website with sufficient information about their visa options. The department of immigration has a wizard tool which helps you select a visa suitable for you which you can find on this site http://www.immi.gov.au/visawizard/ Otherwise you can go to www.immi.gov.au and see their re-directions about options and services available.
Dream Internship Program Outline
(please follow each link to read about the programs)
7. A Summer in Italy Internship Programs
8. Do Business in China Internship Programs
We have specialised programs set up with education agents in the United States. If you come to Australia through these programs, you may follow the below set up.
Non-Customised Group Internship Programs and costing
for USA, Europe, Asia and Africa to Australia (inbound)
|#||Program Name||Timing (Approx.)||Application Cut Off Date||Cost||Details|
|1||US Spring Semester||February 28 – June 10 (4months)||December 1||$2950-$7790||$100 Early-bird discount before October 24|
|2||US Summer Vacation||June 15 – July 30 (6 -7weeks)||February 1||$2550-$5950||$100 Early-bird discount before December 24|
|3||US Autumn Semester||August 15 – November 30 (4 months)||June 1||$2950-$7790||$100 Early-bird discount before May 1|
|*Dates are approximate*Cost is subject to change and is shown in Australian Dollars (AUD)*Cost in this table varies depending on the inclusions in each package. Please contact staff for further information|