Our Marketing internship programme provides second year university students, university graduates and post graduates with a fantastic opportunity to work alongside top professionals in Australia’s leading Marketing companies across a broad range of industries and specialism’s.
Internships are hosted in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth and run for between 8 and 12 weeks. With strong and closely managed partnerships with several key companies ranging from multinational to small start-ups, we will tailor your placement to meet your preferences. Participants typically gain experience in the following, each internship will be custom made to suit your career preferences;
• Managing marketing and PR budgets
• Planning and execution of marketing strategy
• Generate and take forward new marketing ideas
• Develop and execute social media strategies
• Analysing web statistics
• Writing and editing analyst reports
Experience/ Qualifications required: 2nd year Undergraduate or Graduate in Marketing, PR or related subject. Applications from students of other subjects with a strong interest in marekting may be considered.
Nationalities: This programme is open to all nationalities (subject to visa requirements.)
Typical Hours: Monday-Friday; 6-8 hours per day; Occasional work at weekends but usually free for personal time and travel.
Remuneration: Unpaid position
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Marketing is a rapidly expanding profession that offers an extraordinary diverse range of opportunities to develop and shape your career. Taking an overseas placement demonstrates to employers that you are adaptable, proactive and motivated, and it looks great on your CV or resume. Whether you are looking to specialise in digital marketing, advertising, PR or social media we have extensive network of businesses throughout Australia ranging from multinationals to start-ups so we can tailor your placement to suit your requirements.
We place students and graduates from around the world across all facets of marketing in a wide range of industries from fashion to travel, engineering to NGO’s. We recognise that every participant and their host company have different requirements and preferences so it is important to match your skills and interests to that of the businesses. With this in mind placements are selective and participants have two Skype interviews with our internship placement staff and with the host company in Australia to ensure a mutually beneficial placement.
Partner companies put an emphasis on practical experience and development of every intern giving participant’s excellent exposure to working in this field, from strategic campaign planning to final delivery.
There is a lot to take in when you arrive in a foreign country. That is why we offer you a program induction before you start your internship. It gives you the chance to:
• discover what to expect from your internship experience
• learn about the resources and support services available during your stay
• be introduced to Australian workplace culture
• get your head around Australian culture and slang
• understand what it means to live in Australia
• Meet other interns from around the world
When you first arrive into your city your personal mentor will meet you at the airport. They will take you to your accommodation where you will have a chance to settle in over the weekend to get used to your surroundings.
Host Company Introduction
After your induction session we will take you to visit your host company either on the morning you start your placement, or in the days running up to your placement should you wish to arrive early.
Host Company Supervisor /Mentor
Within your host company you will be allocated a supervisor/ mentor who is highly experienced in marketing. They will be your main contact throughout your stay although our team are always available should you have any questions.
Now it's time to meet the team! Throughout your placement you will have numerous opportunities to network with other industry professionals both on a business and social level and your mentor will introduce you to those you will be working with over the next few months.
Initial Check In
Our team will contact you to see how they’ve settled in typically during the first or second week of your placement.
Our Placement Coordinators will conduct a midway review with both you and the host company mentor, to ensure all aspects of the internship are going well.
Our team will conduct an end review at the offices as a debrief to discuss your experience. Here you will receive your Certificate for successful completion.
Note: Participants are asked to remain flexible throughout the placement as the roles and priorities may change according to the business needs during the time you are there. The placements are designed to challenge you and at times you will need to take initiative on tasks you are involved with.
Our team will contact you to see how they’ve settled in typically during the first week of your placement.
Living in Sydney
Sydney is a vibrant, international city. It is home to more than 4.5 million people and over 150 spoken languages. Situated on a spectacular harbour, this city offers an enormous variety of alfresco dining venues, public parks and outdoor activities. Residents also have free access to over 70 beaches that spread along the city’s coastline and inner harbour.
Sydney is one of the world’s most multicultural cities and, like the rest of Australia, likes to celebrate its diversity and recognise its many cultures. As Australia’s largest city, Sydney plays host to international events as well as local festivals and shows. With such fine weather, outdoor events are held throughout the year across metropolitan and greater Sydney. For more information, visit www.sydney.com.
Living in Melbourne
Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and is located on the southeast coast of the Australian mainland. It is a cosmopolitan city with a population of around 3.8 million people and more than 140 cultures. The city is famous for its local and international sporting events, diverse music and arts scenes and outstanding dining options. For more information, visit www.melbourne.com.au.
Living in Brisbane
Brisbane is the state capital and largest city in Queensland, with a population of around 1.8 million people. It offers all the facilities and services expected in a large modern city yet retains a relaxed easy pace of life without traffic and pollution. With a wide diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Brisbane also offers the high level of personal freedom that comes with a truly multicultural society.
Living in Adelaide
Adelaide is regarded as the food and wine capital of Australia, producing 50 per cent of Australia’s wine, and has more restaurants per head of population than any other major Australian city. It also plays host to many music and cultural festivals, and is home to the largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere.
Living in Perth
Perth is the capital of Western Australia, with more than 1.6 million residents in the greater metropolitan area. It is well known for being friendly, safe and relaxed, yet offers all the cosmopolitan attractions of a large international city. It is home to a large student population and its warm, sunny climate makes it an ideal place to study, work and unwind.
Step 1: Registration
In order to register we will ask for the following details, along with a deposit payment of £199. We will then proceed with matching you with the companies that best suits your requirements and preferences set out in your application. We will require the following.
• A completed application form (provided upon deposit payment)
• Current CV /resume detailing your work and study history
• Current passport sized photo
• Cover letter outlining your key objectives you plan to achieve during your Internship
• One professional and one personal reference
• Academic transcripts/qualifications
• A copy of photo page of your passport
Note: If your internship is part of your university course, and requires accreditation we also request a letter from your tutor supporting your application for an internship.
Step 2: Telephone/Skype interview with our Internship Coordinator (within 5 days of receiving your application)
Once we have your application pack we will contact you to arrange an informal interview with our internship coordinator who will be your main contact before you leave for Australia.
Once the interview is finished we will begin contacting the host companies that best suits your requirements.
Step 3: Accepting the placement
We will send you a formal offer letter for you to sign, along with a clear summary of the types of roles you will be involved with during your internship.
Step 4: Interview with your host company
Your internship coordinator will arrange a date and time for an interview with your host company.
Step 5: Payment of full program fees and sign placement description and agreement
At this stage we will help you to organise a suitable visa to enable you to work in Australia. Visa applications are straight forward and take around 2-4 weeks to obtain.
Of course all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, or so the saying goes. Throughout your time in Australia you will have weekends free to explore.
Whichever location you are based there's loads to see and do to make the most of your Australian Experience.
Here's a few ideas on trips and tours to get you started...
Walk the Bondi to Coogee coastal path and take in the spectacular views.
Escape the city for a while and take a day trip to the stunning Blue Mountains.
Immerse yourself in the arts scene by visiting one of Sydney’s free art galleries.
Feed the animals at Taronga Zoo and discover another side to Sydney Harbour.
Jump on a Sydney Explorer bus and visit Sydney’s most iconic landmarks.
Discover the city’s theatrical and cultural scene at the Perth International Arts Festival.
Take a cruise from Barrack Square to Rottnest Island.
Head to Kings Park and take in the spectacular city and Swan River views.
Learn to surf at any one of Perth’s incredible beaches.
Jump in a car and drive south to swim with dolphins and visit one of the world famous wineries.
Experience the thrill of the Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix.
Indulge the senses at the Melbourne Arts festival.
Enjoy a night of fun and laughs at the annual Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Discover beautiful beaches and rugged coastlines along the Great Ocean Road.
Join the excitement of the Australian Open tennis championship.
Pack a picnic basket and take a tour of the local wineries.
Take an adventure through Adelaide’s Wildlife Trail.
Swim with the dolphins at Glenelg.
See the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal art at the South Australian Museum.
Visit the cafes and bars of Rundle Street.
Take a drive to the top of Mt Coot-tha for an amazing view of Brisbane.
Pack a hat and towel and head to South Bank’s sandy beach.
Learn about Australian culture at the South Bank Cultural Centre or Queensland Museum.
Get up close and friendly with koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Wait for sunset, then take a cruise down the Brisbane river.
Info Packs include a full itinerary, country guides and travel advice on visas, money, insurance and the local weather. By filling in your details you'll also be kept updated on all the latest news, offers and stories on this particular trip. Happy reading!
Please note that accommodation is not included in the price of the internship as the costs of renting houses or apartments vary according to the city your internship is located.
Many participants on this programme choose to live in a comfortable homestay while you are completing your program in Australia. This is the most cost effective form of accommodation and a great option as you will make Australian friends faster, meet students and travellers from around the world and develop an understanding of the Australian culture. We work with over 5000 families throughout Australia. You will stay with a family close to your place of work. In larger cities this will be a maximum of 1 hour commute, although this is rare.
The homestay accommodation option includes:
A fully furnished bedroom inclusive of a study desk, a chair and a lamp. All gas, electricity and water services are supplied at no extra cost. Bed linen, towels, toilet paper and soap are to be supplied by the host family.
The costs for homestay accommodation are as follows...
Homestay with meals- 4 weeks: £1000 (for those who would like to get settled before finding alternative accommodation)
Homestay with meals- 8 weeks: £1800
Homestay with meals- 12 weeks: £2400
Meals are not included unless you request to live with a homestay with meals.
Typically our participants budget approx. 500 – 1500 AUD$ per month for other living costs e.g. food, public transport, entertainment etc.
This trip is ideal for those who are keen to learn and expand thier knowledge and experience within their industry. This is a practical programme that is designed to give you the best experience possible.
As an intern you will need to be flexible and proactive to get the most of your placement. Our placement consultants will guide you through the placement and continuously monitor your progress to ensure your learning goals are met.
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.
This trip requires a Police Check to be carried out - please contact us for further information on how to do this.
Our internship opportunities in Australia are unpaid due to immigration laws & local norms. Interns will receive academic credit if desired.
This program is an investment in your future and will give you a substantial advantage. International work experience will significantly aid you when searching for long term employment. You will have demonstrated the ability to think outside the box and handle another culture and language while working for a highly respected company. The above doesn’t even touch on your personal development and the fun you will have!
We accept applications on a rolling admissions basis throughout the whole year. New interns start every month. Internships with specific companies generally open and fill on an ad-hoc basis but as we have partnerships with a wide range of organisations there are always top opportunities available in your field of interest.
You are in complete control of which company you will accept an offer from and be placed.
All students who are accepted into our program are provided guaranteed placement. This means we promise to place you in an internship, in the industry of your choice, with a company you approve of, by the start of the program.
Typically, participants work an average work week of no more than 40 hours. The company at which you are interning will set your work hours but the majority of internships will take place between 9 am and 5 pm.
All participants will receive academic credit if desired
You should apply at least eight weeks before you wish to begin your internship in India.