How to apply


You can either apply for a Traditional internship or a Pop-up internship. Traditional internships typically begin around May or June of the following year, although they can start as late as December. These internships are tailored to your skills, interests, preferred countries, and so on. Occasionally other offers become available based on employer demand – these are called Pop Up internships. While these and are entirely unpredictable. See below for instructions for both pathways.

While it is not impossible to find an internship which runs over the Aussie summer break, it is less common. Generally, when you apply for a Traditional internship, you should expect to defer at least one semester of your studies in order to complete the internship (usually the second semester of the year). If our past interns’ experiences are anything to go by, one deferred semester is well worth the life-changing professional and cultural experience!

If you already have an internship secured at a company overseas and would like to use IAESTE to organise visas, then you can do your internship through us as a Reserved Offer. The exact process and paperwork varies from country to country, so contact outgoing@iaeste.org.au for further details related to your situation.



Traditional internship

Step 1: Complete the online Traditional Application form.

Applications will open in September, so watch this space! We recommend signing up to our mailing list to stay up to date.

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Step 2: Pay the Application Fee.

You will receive notice of whether you have progressed to the next stage of selections by the 20th of December.

Step 3: Submit your internship preferences.

In early February, applicants will receive the list of internships available and the deadline for preferences.

Step 4: Complete the Application Package.

Throughout March we will notify successful candidates of their nomination, and send Application Packages.
Once completed, your application is sent through to the employer for confirmation. Typically final word is received between March and April.

Step 5: Employer confirmation and visa processes.

Once confirmed, we will put successful applicants in touch with their receiving country, who will provide assistance throughout the visa application and help with other necessary steps needed to prepare.

Step 6: Embark on your adventure!

Book your flights, pack your bags, and join the IAESTE family.

Notes:

The list of traditional internships we send is exclusive to our applicants – they are not advertised elsewhere, or available to students from other countries or those who have not submitted traditional applications.

Fees:

$60 Application Fee due when you apply.
$400 Administration Fee payable only by those who successfully complete the application process and obtain an internship. This fee is due once your internship has been confirmed.

Pop Up internship

Step 1a: Sign up for the IAESTE Exchange Platform

where you can view offers as they become available.

Go to Exchange Platform

AND/OR

Step 1b: Sign up to the IAESTE Australia Mailing List

to receive notifications of offers relevant to your studies.

Join Mailing list

Step 2: Locate an internship suitable to you.

Step 3: Complete the online Pop Up application.

Apply here

Step 4: Receive confirmation of eligibility from IAESTE Australia, and the Application Package.

Step 5: Complete the Application package.

Once completed, your application is sent through to the employer for confirmation.

Step 6: Employer confirmation and visa processes.

Once confirmed, we will put successful applicants in touch with their receiving country, who will provide assistance throughout the visa application and help with other necessary steps needed to prepare.

Step 7: Embark on your adventure!

Book your flights, pack your bags, and join the IAESTE family.

Notes:

Each Pop Up internship is unique, and will vary in competitiveness (many are available to all IAESTE countries and their applicants), time taken to process, and visa requirements. Please contact outgoing@iaeste.org.au for inquiries regarding specific Pop Up internships.

Fees:

No Application Fee
$400 Administration Fee payable only by those who successfully complete the application process and obtain an internship. This fee is due once your internship has been confirmed.


 


Reserved Offer

Step 1: Email our Outgoing Coordinator with the following details:

Your full name
The start and end date of your internship
The country where you will do your internship
The name of the company where you will do your internship
The name of a contact person at that company and their email address

Step 2: The process varies from country to country, so our Outgoing Coordinator will inform you of the next steps.

Deadline:

depends on each Reserved Offer.

Fees:

No fees charged by IAESTE Australia, however the IAESTE in the country where you will do your internship usually charges a fee to cover administration and visa costs.

Questions? See our FAQ below. Still got questions? Email our Outgoing Coordinator, Luke Noorda (outgoing@iaeste.org.au).


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