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Dear Applicant please make an Application by the following link - Internship Application Form


The following are guidelines in order to be selected for Internship.


For all Internship placements, you need to have:

Good presentation skills

Basic English

A desire to learn


Applicants are placed with companies based upon their requirements and suitability.


Factors assessed are :


     Academic studies completed/ current

     Study commitment (hours per week)

     Field of Interest

     Current or booked home location


Internships are a valuable learning experience for all applicants. Employers are demanding that applicants who are still at University or who wish to upgrade their skills, have "real world" experience, and internships are one of the best ways for this to occur. Before finding out about Internship, you need to spend time reflecting on your goals.


Consider these questions:


What are your specific career interests? 

Why do you want an Internship -- and what do you hope to gain from it?

What type of organization are you interested in?

What industry would be best for your needs?

Do you want University credit for the internship?




Terms & Conditions :

Internship Structure










Homestay Australia wishes to develop a long term relationship with applicants who wish to have Internship as an optional addition to the course they are studying or as a part of their time in Australia.

In all placements, where practical, we attempt to provide Internship companies which have some connection with the student’s country of origin.

By this, we are providing a student with an initial employment contact for them when they return home at the end of their course and their Internship.




Internship depends upon the applicant’s requirements.


There are two options :


   1. You the  applicant are enrolled in a Language School or University.

        Internship can be offered ;

        One to two days per week in conjunction with the classes on the remaining  three days (or any combination of the above)

        At the end of your course. 


    2. The applicant is not enrolled at a Language School or University.

        Internship can be offered ;


      With Orientation; classes are for one week. (The Orientation is based upon “English for Employment”.)

      At the end of Orientation

      Time Periods for both Options 

      Internship can be for the following periods.


2 x weeks    (full time)

4 x weeks    (full time)

Up to 3 months (part time)

Hours for both Options

Full time  - 9.00am to 5.00pm  ( or a reduced time period per day depending upon requirements )

Par time – 10.00am to 3.00pm  ( or a reduced time period per day depending upon requirements )


Homestay Australia provides:  


Company placement


Weekly monitoring of applicants progress


Monthly meeting with applicant and employer


Alternative company profiles( two additional) if required 


Final Reference letter


Assistance with Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae


Homestay (If requested)

Homestay can be a valuable part of the learning process for applicants involved in an Internship program.  Through daily interaction with their homestay, applicants can improve their English at an accelerated rate in comparison to residing in shared accommodation.



All applicants are covered by Public Liability Insurance provided by Homestay Australia or applicants are covered by their University.

Applicants who are covered through arrangements made by Homestay Australia can expect to pay approximately $100.00 to $250.00 for their Insurance cover. The longer the period in Internship, the higher the cost of Insurance.



Student visa holders are only eligible to do an internship in the period covered by their visa. Most student visas have an extra 4 weeks at the end of their visa after their study is due to finish.

Full-time internships can only occur during this time. Part-time internships (maximum 20 hours per week) are also possible on a student visa.

Visitor visa holders are only able to do an internship for a maximum period of 3 months. The holder is entitled to work in an unpaid position as long as the job is not usually a paid position.

This means that the internship is usually in a not-for profit organisation and in most instances the applicant simply observes the role.

Working Holiday visas are for 12 months. The holder can work (paid or unpaid) for any one employer for a maximum of 3 months. It is also possible to study for a maximum of 3 months on this visa.

For further information about visas, visit the DIMIA website:


Applicants can be provided with Internship with no connection to a University or Language school. Applicants in these cases are required to complete the one week Orientation prior to beginning Internship.

For further Information please complete the following application form. A representative of Homestay Australia will respond with further information and procedures. 

The signed Contract Agreement is required before we can begin researching your Internship Placement. 

Programs can be arranged to suit different time requirements and cost constraints for both Individual and Group bookings.

Please make your request online. 



Available upon request


Internships - Homestay Australia