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Internship in Australia! - the FAQ

Here are the Frequently Asked Questions regarding internship in Australia, kindly check them out!

1. Will I Get Paid During my Internship in Australia?

In general, the internships are unpaid but the stipend is often provided depending on your home university.

2. When Do I need to Apply?

We should receive your application for an internship 2-3 months prior to your planned departure date at the latest. We estimate a time period of approx. 8 weeks to find the appropriate internship for you.

3. Are There Scholarships?

There are research scholarships for European Students, e.g. the Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship (OPRS), apart from the local ones. Other financial aid or scholarships are granted by the universities or other organizations like Rotary or other foundations.

Footage of Markus in Barcelona during His Internship Period

4. Temperature and Climate?

Most people would think that there is only a hot summer weather in Australia. But Australia's weather is in fact rather diverse. Students who are trying to figure out in what region to study should remember that the further north, the hotter, the further south, the cooler it gets. Nevertheless, sun protection is absolutely necessary, no matter where in Australia you are.

5. Am I Going to be Safe in Australia?

Australia is one of the safest countries in the world and you will be welcomed with open arms.

6. Where to Go in Case of Problem?

In case of questions or problems during your stay in Australia, our local contact is available at any time.

7. Can I Get My Accustomed Prescription Drugs in Australia?

You should take a sufficient amount of medication as these are not covered by health insurance. Prescription drugs need to be transported in sealed packages and need to be explained in a doctor's note in English.

8. Can I Use My Electrical Devices in Australia?

Electrical home appliances, radios or shavers can be used without problems in Australia. Voltage in Australia is 240 V. There are different power outlets so that you need to bring respective adapters.

9. Do You Need Special Vaccination Before Traveling to Australia?

No, there are no required vaccinations for Australia. You should, however, have all vaccinations, or have them refreshed, that you also need in Europe (e.g. Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, etc.). You should nevertheless go to your doctor and get a check before your departure. If you have planned a stop in Asia or Africa you need to find out about the respective vaccination and entry requirements in advance.

10. What if I unexpectedly Need to Shorten or Extend My Stay?

In general, you can change your flight dates (but not departure or destinations) without problems. You can change your flight directly with the airline on location for a fee. Of course, it depends on the number of seats still available on your desired date. You should change your reservations as soon as possible, of course. The ticket is valid for 12 months, which means you have to be back in your home country on its last valid day. Another extension is not possible. If you are planning to stop for a longer time in other countries, the time you are spending there will be deducted from the time you can spend in Australia.

11. When Will I Receive My Internship Agreement?

The average time to find an internship in Australia is approx. 8 weeks. However, if you apply many months in advance, then there may be some delay as companies can be hesitant to consider interns too far in advance.

12. What if I unexpectedly Need to Shorten or Extend My Stay?

In general, you can change your flight dates (but not departure or destinations) without problems. You can change your flight directly with the airline on location for a fee. Of course, it depends on the number of seats still available on your desired date. You should change your reservations as soon as possible, of course. The ticket is valid for 12 months, which means you have to be back in your home country on its last valid day. Another extension is not possible. If you are planning to stop for a longer time in other countries, the time you are spending there will be deducted from the time you can spend in Australia.

13. Do I Need Insurance for My Stay in Australia?

It is important to have health insurance and personal liability after you have been arranged an internship in Australia. But this is not as hard as it seems to be, as our partner offers insurance for 20 AUD per week. Just request some information about the insurance offered during your application process.

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