Short-term placements in Australia

Are you looking for a short-term internship in Australia to complete during your summer holiday or gap year?

In addition to our longer placements, we also arrange short term placements in Australia. These enable you to gain real life business experience and enjoy some travel down under during your summer holiday or gap year.

Your short-term internship in Australia

Just to be clear, we’re not talking about working in a bar or café like most organisations arrange.

Our programme is for people who want to gain real work experience in professional businesses and boost their CV with experience in areas such as Accounting & Finance, Business Development, Communications, Event Management, Marketing, HR, Hospitality, IT, Public Relations, Sales and more.

You’ll have evenings and weekends off to enjoy exploring Australia. We believe your short-term internship in Australia should help you choose a career path, develop your skills and boost your CV. It should also assist you with personal development and growth, preparing you for further education at university whilst developing meaningful connections for the future.

Overall it should be both exciting and rewarding. 

Unlike most other organisations, our short-term internships include your accommodation and food (2 meals per day). We remove the stress and time of finding suitable accommodation in the right location.

Placement Year International - short internships in Australia
Placement Year International - short internships in Australia

Who can join our short internships in Australia?

Short internships in Australia are available to people with the following backgrounds:

  • School leavers – people who recently completed sixth form or college and want to gain experience and training in a particular job during their gap year in Australia, before starting at university and committing to a certain career path.
  • Undergraduates – university students who want to gain overseas work experience during a summer holiday without taking a full placement year.
  • Graduates – people wanting to travel and gain experience in their chosen field before finding a full-time job after uni.

If you have a different background then please email your CV to so we can check your eligibility.

Professional training

We ensure you receive training from an allocated work supervisor. 

Your work supervisor will give you training, guidance, and feedback throughout your internship. We’ll even arrange for you to meet your supervisor in a video call before your trip.

They will ensure your work schedule is prepared, and you will be given your own tasks and responsibilities to give you an insight into your chosen career.

Working hard and impressing your colleagues can often lead to more opportunities to develop. You’ll be given references and a completion certificate at the end of your placement.

We will also provide you with CV and cover letter writing support so we can match you to the most suitable host company and so your personal profile is developed by the time you finish on our programme. 

Placement Year International - short internships in Australia

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We keep our application process simple to make it fast, secure and easy for you and us.


Unlike most other organisations, our short internships in Australia include your accommodation and food (2 meals per day).

Why spend time and stress arranging accommodation when you could be learning new skills at work or enjoying your time off?

We include this in the price and our staff make sure the location is convenient for your short internship in Australia.

Joining with friends? We’ll give you a £50 discount and arrange your accommodation together. 

Placement Year International - short internships in Australia
Placement Year International - Internships in Australia

Orientations & Staff support

Our friendly Australian staff will meet you on arrival at the airport in Sydney to welcome you to the programme.

They will take you to your accommodation and show you around the local area. Then you’ll have time to relax, unpack and get some rest before doing your full orientation.

After completing your orientation you’ll be taken to your host company for an introduction before starting your internship.

We’ll be in regular contact with you to check you’re getting on well and we’re on hand 24/7 for emergencies. We’ll also put you in contact with other people on our programme in Australia so it’s easy to meet up and socialise. We even include a trip to Hunter Valley!

Health and safety

Your safety is our first priority.

We complete comprehensive checks before you arrive and we’ll send you full information about your role and host company as well as your accommodation before you leave home.

Any questions or problems, you’re always welcome to call, email or message our friendly staff in our UK or Sydney offices.

Placement Year International - short internships in Australia
Enjoying time off after an international work placement in Australia

Prices & what’s included

It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.

​Please see our main Prices & what’s included page for full information.

Remember we’ll give you advice about the flight prices, airlines and routes and we’ll assist with your visa application.

Got a Question? Contact us Find out more

We are here to answer your questions. Send us a message or call us on +44 (0)1273 725868.

How do I apply?

It's easy and quick!

Send your CV and Cover Letter to us using our short application form.

Please clearly state in your Cover Letter which destination and type of placement you are interested in.

Got more questions? Send us a message!

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

“I wanted to personally thank you for all the help you've given me the last few months, and for allowing me to have this fantastic opportunity.”

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

"Thank you very much for everything, you found the internship I really wanted."

Gabriela Arevalo, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes University

“I arrived at the Sheraton hotel and there are no words to describe how amazing this place is and how well they treat me. I hope my work here makes up for the good treatment I get!”

Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes University

"I would really like to thank you for being so involved in finding my internship. It was a great thing to discover your program."

Marko Djukic - Switzerland

Jason Billam - Plymouth University
“I have always wanted to travel with my work, and experience different cultures and lifestyles. China is now a place with so much to offer due to its phenomenal growth in the last few decades.”

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

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