*BGSU Global Internship in Melbourne, Australia
The internship in Melbourne, Australia, is the perfect blend of culture, adventure and commerce. The Australian internships give you the chance to work in the skyscrapers, ride the trams, and relax on the beaches of this dynamic and diverse city. Melbourne is the home for your ambitions and adventures as you boost your career in this friendly and fascinating country.
The internships in Australia allow program participants to experience their chosen fields and fast-track their career in a globalized context, building the international networks and experiences that are foundational for future leaders. The Australia internship program is hugely beneficial to a resume as Melbourne is a commercial powerhouse, Australia’s busiest port, and home to the headquarters of five of Australia’s ten largest corporations. It is also Australia’s artistic heart and the center of its creative industries.
The Australian internship program includes quality accommodation, trips, social events, and 24/7 support from a local team who love their country and can give you insider tips on things to see and do. You will have a seamless transition to working life and ensure that you have all the support that you need to settle into your placement. The program is designed to ensure that you get the most from your experience in this incredible country– and that it serves as a catalyst for your career success.
Opportunities include roles at fantastic companies and NGOs throughout Melbourne and partner with industry leaders and innovators across all career fields.
From deserts to rainforests, from the Great Barrier Reef to Uluru, Australia is a huge and varied country. Its beaches, weather, wildlife and people make Australia the ultimate friendly travel destination while Melbourne is one of the safest cities in the world to work, live and study.
The multicultural, hospitable city center is surrounded by national parks, beautiful beaches and incredible wildlife. Whether you want to visit the penguins at Phillip Island, tour the region’s great vineyards with the local kangaroos or pass koalas as you drive the Great Ocean Road, the opportunity for adventure is never far away.
Melbourne has fully embraced the increasingly globalized workplace, fostered a young and dynamic business sector, and is proud of the rich history that makes this Australian city such a fascinating place.
The evidence of Melbourne’s role as Australia’s center of trade and opportunity is abundantly clear in its busy port, beautiful architecture and buzzing restaurant and arts scenes. Culturally diverse, as an Asian-focused export giant, yet anchored strongly in its European roots, Melbourne is the junction where East meets West. Melbourne is safe, prosperous and the quintessential Australian city: the ultimate location for your international internship and Australian adventure.
Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html
to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.
All internships will be conducted in English.
BGSU 4900: Internship Abroad*
Variable: 1-12 credit hours
Students will have to complete a minimum of 120 clock hours to meet the internship requirement as determined by each specific academic department approving the experience abroad.
*If students would like the internship to count towards a specific degree requirement they must obtain permission from the relevant department. Please consult with the Education Abroad office.
A top internship in your field of interest
Airport pick-up & drop-off
24/7 local support
Regular social & cultural events
Alumni career coaching
Your own private bedroom in shared accommodation with other interns or young professionals
Workplace HR Assessment: Partnering with the world's leading HR agency DDI International, The Intern Group provides a workplace personality and skills assessment usually exclusive to CEO’s and corporate leaders.
$300 discount because you’re a Bowling Green State University student
Additional $500 discount for Pell Grant recipients
Yearly full-ride and partial Global Leadership Grants
After the initial review of your application, you will be instructed to schedule a 20 minute interview with The Intern Group’s admissions team so that they can learn more about your career goals. If accepted into the program, you’ll then begin your collaborative placement process with the local team in the destination you’re interested in interning abroad in.
- Welcome meal
- Enjoy one of your first meals in the gastronomic capital of Australia.
- City tour
- A walking tour of Melbourne to help locate yourself in your new home!
- Eureka SkyDeck experience
- Tickets to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building to enjoy brilliant 360 degree views extending to the Dandenong mountain ranges.
- Australian wildlife experience
- Get up and close with some of Australia’s endemic species.
- Ticket to a major local sporting event
- Tickets to an event such as The Australian Open Tennis, Formula One Racing, A-league soccer match or a visit to the MCG (one of the world’s largest stadiums) to watch a game of International Cricket, or an Australian Rules Football match (depending on season).
- Australian vineyard day trip
- Enjoy wine tastings at some of Australia’s most famous vineyards at The Mornington Peninsula or The Yarra Valley. Trip includes all wines, transport and lunch at a local restaurant.
Melbourne housing offers accessibility and student-style living for your Aussie adventure. The student basic accommodation plan will provide everything you will need during your stay and enable you to live and enjoy the city with your fellow interns and other local and international students.
The location of the accommodation is in close proximity to Melbourne city center (less than a 30 minute walk), and close to trendy university neighborhoods and attractions.The student housing includes a free gym, swimming pool and multiple student common areas.
BGSU students who qualify for financial aid at BGSU may also qualify for funding to assist with the cost of this program.
To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
You may schedule an appointment with Ryan Czech by visiting https://calendly.com/rczech/30min
In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE
First complete the BGSU Education Abroad Application by clicking "Apply Now" at the top of the page. Once accepted instructions will be given on how to create an account for the internship placement process.
PROGRAM COSTS ($ specific to programs)
Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office*
Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
|Estimated living expenses
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!
“Finding housing, planning your events, and finding an internship is a rather big task, especially when you don't have the experience or knowledge. With The Intern Group, I was able to see a lot of what Hong Kong had to offer, live in a rather comfortable area with all the other interns, and get valuable life and professional experience. I also appreciate them helping me get a visa. Going to theme parks, cooking events, and getting to see Lantau and Macau is something I'll cherish for a long time.” - Joseph, The Intern Group Hong Kong, via Go Overseas
“I completed a marketing internship with The Intern Group in Australia for ten weeks this summer. The experience exceeded my expectations in every aspect and completely changed my life! I can honestly say that I know this will always be the best summer and most incredible experience of my life. I met people that I'm still friends with and talk to every day. I developed professional skills that now set me apart as I begin to search for post-graduation jobs. When I tell someone that I interned in Australia, they immediately take an interest in a way they normally wouldn't have.” Dezaray, The Intern Group Australia, via Go Overseas
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