Australia, the sixth largest country in the world, is nearly the same size as the continental United States and home to 20 million people. Boasting some of the most spectacular travel destinations in the world, Australia’s biggest attraction is its natural beauty. Australia is well known for its varied landscapes from the red deserts of the renowned Australian Outback that houses Australia’s most famous natural landmark, Ayers Rock, to the Snowy Mountains in southeast New South Wales, to the white sand beaches that surround nearly the entire continent. Just off the Queensland Coast visitors will find the largest coral reef system on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef, which stretches more than 1,600 miles (2,600 km). Even the cities of Australia are, in themselves, unique with many quaint beach towns such as Surfer’s Paradise and Noosa scattered between large metropolitan areas such as Sydney and Brisbane.
Why Intern In Australia?
Australia is a modern, highly educated culture with a hunger for knowledge and research. Australia has contributed to the international science and research fields through fascinating discoveries, high quality educational opportunities, and international collaboration. As Australia is geographically located near Asia, one of the fastest developing regions of the world, Australia possesses immediate ties to some of the most powerful global economic and industrial exporters in the world.
Australia can host interns in a variety of different career fields, but it an especially good location for Hospitality and Tourism and Sports Management and Exercise Science students, as well as students interested in health and exercise research. Regulations in Australia prohibit hands-on patient contact, but shadowing opportunities may be available in the health field. Due to a recent industry downturn, engineering placements in Australia are unlikely and interested engineering students should consider other locations.
Interns are placed throughout Australia; in large cities, suburbs, and in smaller towns. Participants should be open to living and working in the location where the most suitable placement is found in order for the participant to gain the best career-building experience available and complete their personal and professional goals during their internship abroad.