Top 10 internship programs

Extraordinary internships

Learn on the job in an empowering environment with one of Australia’s top 10 internship programs.

By Fran Molloy

Atlassian

The paid 12-week summer internship is for Australian students in their second-last year. Aimed at software developers, IT and infrastructure, site reliability engineers and product managers.

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Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC)

Each year AWC offers 10 conservation biology graduate internships of 4–6 months. A small stipend and travel allowance is paid and interns are mentored by a team of experienced ecologists. Students should have a Bachelors degree with Honours in ecology or conservation.

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CISCO

CISCO offers paid full-time intern placements across a range of jobs, usually running from July–January, for current undergraduate students in fields ranging from IT and business to marketing and engineering.

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Ernst & Young (EY)

EY is an accounting/business advisory firm offering a range of research and development vacation intern programs in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Entry is highly competitive and open to students in a range of degrees including STEM.

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Postgraduate students with a first degree in health or medical sciences are eligible for the three-month unpaid NHMRC internship program in either Canberra or Melbourne.

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Protiviti

Protiviti is a multinational risk advisory and audit firm that places interns in their second-last year in a winter holiday program in its offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Students in computing, business, finance and economics are prioritised.

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Reef HQ Aquarium Curatorial/Research

Students with a Bachelors degree in marine biology or a three-year science degree are eligible for this unpaid six-month full-time role at the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Townsville.

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Renewable Energy

This unpaid research intern role at the Clean Energy Council involves research for one day a week over two months in the Melbourne CBD.

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Sydney Water

Industry experience trainees sign up for one year, with paid work 2–3 days per week, and the program is open to students enrolled in computer science, electrical/computer engineering, IT or a similar field.

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Unilever

This multinational consumer goods producer offers internships from 12 weeks to one year, with the summer leadership internship applications opening in July.

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Get a headstart and boost your career by applying for one of the top 10 internship programs!

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