Internship CAREER FIELDS
TEAN offers Summer (8-week) and full semester (14-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 a gallery, museum or a design studio. Placements range from local boutiques to national museums, 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 animals of Australia and domestic animals in local vet centers or even large equine facilities assisting veterinary surgeons with consultations and treatments. Depending on the season, research opportunities may also be available to work with marine mammals, such as studying the migration of humpback whales and tracking specific species’ unique behaviors.
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 meeting
Gain exposure to different research projects, develop your programming skills and become more familiar with cutting edge technologies while being trained by some of the best in this niche industry at C++ or Matlab.
Develop as an educator through experience in the classroom, exposure to a school environment, or in an educational camp or other organization. Work closely with students, learn from experienced educators, observe the process of identifying learning needs, develop specific programming techniques to best cater for these needs, and apply different teaching strategies. Due to the difference in academic calendars of Australia and the U.S., educational opportunities in the classroom are seasonal and not always available while you’re abroad.
Engineering (including mechanical and aerospace)
Engineering placements are extremely competitive in Australia. 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.
Choose an internship placement in a variety of sectors including policy and procedure, conservation within botanical gardens, conservation of wildlife and habitats, atmosphere and 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 organising tables, seating charts and guest lists, preparing audio-visual materials and help with setup/take-down.
Past placements have included working with Australia’s largest fashion and sales management agencies including opportunities in visual merchandising, new store research, new 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 fields such as 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 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.
Gain exposure to different areas of the online IT industry, such as software support, programming (including C++ and Matlab), 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 of all types, sizes and fields.
In the past, students have been placed at prestigious Australian and New Zealand media companies, such as Fairfax Media Limited, as well as international media organizations, national newspapers and media platforms, and local outlets that are well respected within the industry. The broad nature of the world of journalism and communications has given past interns the chance to specify their interests and get the most out of their internship experience by gaining their desired skillset.
Work in a respected local or national law firms. Our host organisations all have incredible legal reputations and are consistently making a great 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 draft 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 and cover a range of fields or marketing initiatives including potentially working on major TV commercials, 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, but successful interns may work in a healthcare clinic, helping with a number of administrative duties, or complete research for a university or organization.
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 domestic violence, mental health research, 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 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 as a stroke.
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, ticketing/memberships. We have opportunities with national football (rugby), basketball, and baseball teams as well as with sports organizations that work in major leagues both nationally and internationally. 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 places 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 in terms of stage and lighting or sound. Students may assist with delivery of workshops, marketing and advertising.
Tourism and Hospitality
Work in the local tourism and hospitality industry creating new excursions, working within marketing and advertising, looking at tours trends and doing market research.
TV & Film
TEAN television and 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 TV stations, tourism and travel organizations, and national and international corporations. Projects that interns complete 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.