Internship CAREER FIELDS
TEAN offers Summer (8-week) and full semester (12-week) unpaid internship placements in a variety of positions in exciting industries including the below. There are no industry limitations. If your field is not listed please contact us to check availability.
Accounting & Finance
Intern for a national organization in their finance department or for an accountant who is an accredited mortgage consultant or tax agent. You may be involved in updates and reconciliations for special events within an organization, and will work directly with a finance or accounting unit.
Art, Photography and Design
Intern at art galleries, interior design studios or graphic design companies. Placements range from start-ups to established local businesses, and can include working with local or international artists and the chance to assist with coordination of specific events or displays.
Animal Care & Wildlife
Work with native Australian animals and domestic animals in local vet centers assisting veterinary surgeons with consultations and treatments. Opportunities are also available with wildlife conservation organizations looking after native animals. Past interns have gotten to work on immersive projects like helping koalas regulate their breathing using dehumidifiers. Research opportunities may also be available focusing on improving the health and well-being of different animal species.
Business internship placements are available in a wide range of local, national and international companies where you’ll work with and learn from managers or directors who will show by example how to manage a team and information correctly. You’ll also be assigned projects and tasks, as well as be involved in company meetings.
Computer Science / IT
Develop your programming skills and become more familiar with cutting edge technologies while being trained by some of the best in computer science at C++ or Matlab. Alternatively, gain exposure to different areas of the online IT industry, such as software support, programming, interface design, client support, system administration and online advertising. Past interns have worked on prestigious IT contracts for international companies as well as Australian-based businesses.
Develop your skills as an educator through experience with educational camps, hospital programs, speech pathologists and other organizations. Work closely with students, learn from experienced educators, observe the process of identifying learning needs and develop specific programming techniques to cater to these needs, and apply different teaching strategies. Due to the difference in academic calendars between Australia and the U.S., educational opportunities in the classroom are seasonal and not always available while you’re abroad.
Engineering placements are extremely competitive in Australia and most of the opportunities available are in computer engineering. Past students have worked on projects with organizations such as NASA, as well as received mentorship from prestigious system engineers in all aspects of VMWare, including decommissioning, provisioning, licensing and troubleshooting. Due to the competitive nature of the industry, applicants must have a significant amount of previous experience working with Embedded C, C++ and Python.
Choose an internship placement in a variety of sectors related to the environment, including researching native Australian flora and fauna, conserving wildlife and habitats, or supporting community projects.
Learn more about Environment internships.
Learn how to successfully plan a commercial or local event from start to finish, such as music festivals, media events, marketing award ceremonies, corporate conferences and school graduations. Tasks can include organizing tables, seating charts and guest lists, preparing audio-visual materials and help with setup/take-down.
Past placements have included working for fashion and sales management agencies with opportunities in design (including bridal), design development, quality control and dispatch, studio organization, visual merchandising, new store or brand research, assisting in showings on location and helping with social media.
Healthcare is a competitive field that allows successful interns to work alongside healthcare professionals within health administration, research, neuroscience, optometry and more. We work with hosts from all different areas to ensure you can gain as much practical experience as possible in a general practitioner’s office, lab or clinical setting.
Intern in a human resources department managing a number of roles to help support the company or organization. Some of the functions carried out may be strategic planning, forecasting labor requirements, recruitment, selection, induction, motivation, performance appraisal and rewarding employees, along with assisting with managing redundancy, employee grievances and complaints.
In the past, students have been placed at prestigious Australian media companies, as well as international media organizations and media platforms, and local outlets that are well respected within the industry. The broad nature of the journalism and communications world has given past interns the chance to specify their interests and get the most out of their internship experience by focusing on their desired skill set.
Work in a respected law firm or within the legal department of an organization. Our host organizations all have incredible legal reputations and consistently make a significant impact in multiple hearings as well as in the national news. Tasks may involve researching local legislation, legal research, legal drafting, attending court hearings or interviews with clients, and providing drafted legal advice to solicitors for approval.
Get the opportunity to work across many aspects of marketing including social media, digital or online marketing, and developing web content. Roles vary with placements at both agencies and in-house covering a range of fields or marketing initiatives, including advertising campaigns, webinars and online radio interviews.
Work directly for national or local charities on projects that will truly make a difference. Past interns have worked on important research and have prepared numerous reports for issues that have been presented to government organizations to lobby for new legislation.
Psychology is a competitive field with limited internship placements available. Interns who are accepted may work in a healthcare clinic, helping with a number of administrative duties, or complete research for a university or organization. Opportunities may also exist in organizations to assist with organizational psychology and HR needs.
Learn more about prosthetics within a cutting-edge organization with the chance to assist with the technical manufacturing of prosthetic and orthotic devices, as well as attend consultations, fittings and adjustments of prosthetic and orthotic devices with patients.
Work alongside healthcare professionals within agencies or non-profits that are trying to reach certain health goals within the Australian community. Opportunities are available in a number of areas such as cancer research, mental health research, genetics, obesity and drug usage.
Work in a boutique PR firm that embodies the professionalism, efficiency and trustworthiness you would expect from a larger public relations agency. Our host organizations operate with a certain flair and willingness to push boundaries, and you’ll likely be involved with brainstorming, monitoring media coverage, drafting media materials, preparing clients reports and supporting product launches.
Expand your skillset with opportunities to work in sales, leasing, accounting and property management. Past placements have included with estate agents and property agencies working with both residential and commercial properties.
Work directly with Australian universities and healthcare organizations on research projects focused on a range of topics, such as anxiety, head traumas or asthma. Work alongside healthcare professionals in a lab setting or research unit whilst gaining valuable training from your peers.
TEAN offers unique opportunities to intern with our leading partners in sports medicine, including working as an athletic trainer in fitness and rehabilitation or even with a local Australian Rules football team. Train from experts in specific methods of taping, fitness testing and research surrounding exercise sessions for people recovering from various conditions, such strokes. We also offer positions in occupational therapy and physiotherapy, as well as athletic training positions in small, boutique gyms throughout Australia.
Learn more about Sports Medicine internships in Australia.
Sports Management & Marketing
TEAN offers a range of opportunities in sports management and sports marketing, with tasks involving working on developing business plans, sports operations, player management, sponsorship sales/servicing and ticketing/memberships. We have opportunities with Australian Rules football, rugby and baseball teams, as well as sports-related non-profit organizations, gyms and fitness facilities. Our interns have gone on to get jobs in major organizations such as the Los Angeles Lakers and the National Basketball League.
Theatre & Music
TEAN interns in theater and music have a number of opportunities to get involved with the local arts scene ranging from working with local and national radio stations to being placed in actors’ gyms or theater companies for both training and work experience. Interns may have the opportunity to be involved in productions or production management (stage and lighting or sound). Students may assist with workshops, marketing and advertising. We also offer positions in public relations specific to the music industry.
Tourism and Hospitality
Work in the local tourism and hospitality industry creating new excursions, working within marketing and advertising, looking at tour trends and doing market research. You could also work in positions doing hotel or event management within the industry.
TEAN film internships give you the opportunity to help produce a variety of media, including videos and web-based content for various platforms and companies, such as tourism and travel organizations, media agencies, and national and international corporations. Projects often focus on post production and require research and creative development, client liaison, budgeting, production and delivery across various media platforms. Past interns have also helped with shoots and received extensive guidance and instruction on filming, lighting and planning techniques, as well as editing and the overall production process.
Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship
TEAN offers several internships with a variety of start-up organizations. If you’re interested in learning how to start your own business or about getting a business in Australia off the ground then you’ve come to the right place. Companies can vary in size from just a CEO to more than 50 employees and still be considered a start-up. Though some specialized placements are available, most opportunities introduce students to a broad spectrum of roles and tasks within the business. Positions can also include research opportunities as a business develops their client base, target audience or business goals.