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An internship is a short-term work placement at a business or an educational institute. According to dictionary.com internship means any official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession. The idea of an internship has evolved from an old-fashioned apprenticeship, where skilled labour would take on and teach a young person their trade. In Australia, typically, the duration of an internship is three months, and it can be paid or unpaid, depending on the length of placement and type of the industry. For some industries, an internship is mandatory, such as the healthcare industry. Moreover, an internship is compulsory for Professional Year Program, which is essential for skill assessment. Internships can be found for IT and engineering degrees, healthcare programs, paralegal certificates, and many other career choices.

Finding an internship is not an easy task. The process of finding an internship can be challenging and time-consuming. It’s like kind of finding a job. There are lots of websites that students can use to find internships. However, not all sites are created equal or produce the best internship opportunities. Here are five suggestions students may follow to find an internship in Australia

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0 Government Job Websites

The Australian Government has a well-structured internship program. Search Federal, Local and State government job websites and maybe get a placement. Subscribe to these websites and follow up on job alerts.

0 LinkedIn

Some of the best internships can be found through networking, even when you are networking online.

0 Company Website

Search individual company websites according to internship requirements. For example, if you are a nursing student, search the aged care industry or health care companies’ websites.

0 Job Seeker Websites

Job searching website such as seek.com and indeed.com plays a vital role in finding an internship. Along with searching major companies, indeed also allows you to save searches and have internship listings delivered by email alert.

0 Recruitment Agencies

Internships can also be found from recruitment agencies. Some recruitment agencies are specialised in internship placement. Find those agencies, register with them and maintain regular communication with them.

Need an internship and want to boast about your career. Contact Pacific Admission Services, and we will place you in the correct position.

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