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Get work ready

Kickstart your career in Australia with a 12-week internship experience in an Australian-based business

Develop your skills

Build on your university learning and develop practical skills in a real-world business environment

Continuous support

Ongoing support and advice throughout your internship ensures that you have the best possible experience

Payment options available

We offer different payment options to suit your budget

The facts

Employability takes more than just theoretical knowledge of an industry. Now, more than ever, employers are looking for candidates that have networking skills, a strong personal brand and, most importantly, industry work experience in Australia.

Industry research shows that over 30% of students who complete an internship program are offered paid employment with their host company.

Further, up to 90% receive job offers within 6 months of completing their internship after engaging in valuable networking opportunities and professional referrals.

InternMatch has placed over 6,000 domestic and international students into internships across a range of industries including engineering, IT, finance and accounting, marketing, and many more.

What's included in the program?

Certified online course

Our nationally recognised statement of attainment online course – BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments delivered by InternMatch Academy (RTO number: 45564)

Workshops & webinars

Access our resume coaching, interview workshop, LinkedIn workshop, and employability webinars featuring industry experts

FairWork compliant

Our Program is in full compliance with all FairWork Australia laws and guidelines

Fully insured

Our insurance fully covers you for the entire duration of your internship

What is the Work Readiness Program?

The Work Readiness Program (“WRP”) has been specifically designed to enhance the employability of students and graduates. The program ensures every individual gains relevant and valuable work experience in their chosen field across a diverse range of Australian companies.

InternMatch strive to support enthusiastic and talented individuals to maximise their potential and start their careers in one of the most competitive job markets in the world.

We work closely with our host companies to develop training programs and learning outcomes designed to provide maximum value for both our students and companies to ensure that everyone has a rewarding experience.

About InternMatch Academy

InternMatch Academy aims to support international students in Australia by bridging the gap between industry requirements and university lectures. We achieve this by developing a short-course designed by industry professionals based on industry requirements which are taught by professionals and include a 12-week internship within the student’s field of study.

Frequently asked questions

An internship is essentially a job that helps a student transition from study to work. It is an incredibly powerful way for students and graduates to apply their learning and gain an understanding of what is needed in the working world.

Internships allow students and graduates to further develop their skills and provide valuable experience that will assist in gaining meaningful employment in their field of study.

If you are new to Australia and are looking for a job, an internship can provide you with local, relevant experience that can help you differentiate yourself from other applicants.

Internships are the best way to expose you to Australian workplaces and workplace culture. University gives you skills and knowledge but does not allow you to apply your learning in a real-life situation. Internships give you practical experience and can often lead to secure employment.

Most businesses want to hire people who already have some sort of professional experience, so the challenge for all graduates is getting that first opportunity. Internships are the perfect way to gain that first crucial stint in your profession that will improve your employability dramatically. We have worked with a high number of interns who have secured full-time positions with their internship host company.

InternMatch offers a range of support system prior to and during your internship. When you become a part of the community, you will gain access to the following additional services:

  • Coaching on the best type of internship for you
  • Access to our network of start-ups
  • Support to make sure your objectives are being met
  • Interview preparation assistance and tips
  • Connection to our community of professionals, employers, businesses and alumni
  • Discounts to events, seminars and lunches with inspirational guest speakers
  • Training on particular programming languages or accounting software
  • Assistance with getting a job at the end of your internship

Anyone can apply for the InternMatch Work Readiness + 12-Week Internship Program – student or graduate, young or old, local or international.

If you are international, you must have a valid visa with a minimum of 6 months remaining. You must also ensure that your Visa conditions allow you to participate in the program.

The majority of the internships that our Host Companies offer are unpaid.

Unpaid internships are legal in Australia if they are part of a vocational placement as defined by the Fair Work Act 2009, which is why we started the Work Readiness Program. Any unpaid internships or voluntary work that is not for a registered organisation is illegal and can result in legal action.

Please see the Fair Work Australia website for more information on the rules around work experience and internships.

Nationally, over 65% of interns receive full time employment within the first 4 months after completing their internship in the industry of their choice.

90% of interns begin working within their field of study within 6 months.

We cannot guarantee that our interns will be offered an ongoing role. You can dramatically improve your chances of receiving a job offer at the end of your internship by learning as much as you can about the business and industry, working hard, networking, and continuing to develop your knowledge and skills throughout your time with your host company.

We facilitate internship placements for people who have recently moved to Australia with the intention that the internship turns into ongoing employment. We believe that doing an internship can dramatically increase the chances of getting a real paid job as it can differentiate the intern in a competitive graduate market. We have helped over 10,000 international students start their careers through an internship.


If you are planning to do an internship for credit points, you will require official university documents outlining the course credit requirements. It is best to speak to your course advisor or the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team at your university beforehand, as each university has different requirements for internship subjects.

Once you have the documents, book in for an appointment with one of our Placement Consultants, who will discuss the internship program with you in more detail. They will also highlight the internship opportunities we currently have available in your field of study.

While our Work Readiness Program is a training course, we would recommend that you speak with your lawyer or migration agent about any Visa restrictions before you enrol in our program.

The Work Readiness Program process

Getting started in the WRP program is easy it’s just six simple steps:

Get started by joining our free webinar

It will cover everything you need to know and answer all your question, then you’ll be ready to join the program

InternMatch Academy is an Australian Registered Training Organisation
RTO number: 45562