A brighter future begins with the right match.

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Our researchers
and analysts match students and graduates with global businesses.

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We match intern skillsets and interests to your business requirements.

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We manage pathways into employment by facilitating real-world work experience for all of your students.

InternMatch works hand-in-hand with Careers Teams and/or individual Schools to ensure that all students have access to complete a real-world placement. We believe there is a placement for everyone. It is our job to find the right match.

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Using machine learning, we match experienced mentors with Students and graduates.

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Digital Jobs

Supporting mid-career Victorians for a new digital career

InternMatch is proud to be the placement program partner for the Digital Jobs program

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How do you get experience in an ‘industry’ if employers want you to have experience before they employ you?

Every year there are hundreds and thousands of students, graduates and career changers around the world competing for the same opportunities.

Some are lucky enough to have family or friend connections that help them get a leg up, but for everyone else, they rely on their resumes, experience and the hope that they get lucky enough to have the hiring manager take their time in reading through the hundreds of resumes long enough to spend the time needed to request them to come in for an interview.

But, there is an alternative way that doesn’t rely on luck.

Do our Work Readiness Program!

Learn more

Where are you up to?

Our program is not a one-size-fits-all, and it all starts with you. We have customised programs that work within your requirements, whether it’s completing an internship as part of your degree (receiving course credit) or if you’re interested in getting a job, but are finding it hard to get past the job ads for a graduate role expecting you to have ‘5 years experience’.

We also cater to various levels which help to understand the point within your education and confidence levels that allow you to choose the type of internship model that is right for you.

Tell us where you’re up to so we can point you in the right direction.

Real Stories

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What is an internship?

An internship is essentially a way to help 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.

Why should I do an internship?

So your first question has got to be “Why should I do an internship?” The usual response is “because you will gain valuable experience” or “it will help you stand out amongst thousands of other grads with the same qualification” or “it will accelerate your skills development” or even that “it will provide real, relevant know-how to put on your resume.”

But the only really good reason is that it will significantly increase your chances of getting a job.

According to Monster.com, 85% of companies use internships to recruit for full-time roles. And isn’t that the point?

But it is true. An internship will also help you take a shortcut to success. It:
• Allows you to apply what you studied in university to a real workplace
• Develops your communication skills and confidence
• Gives you the chance to learn how a business works and provides access to hard-to-find opportunities
• Gives you an opportunity to trial the career you want
• Builds your professional business networks
• Provides the opportunity to gain references and endorsements

What type of internships do you offer?

We think that there are two different types of internships that are meaningful.
You can do a 12-week individual Internship which is usually 20 hours per week part-time if offered during a university semester, or full-time if offered during the holiday breaks.
Or you can do a 12-week group internship in a group that is usually between 10-20 hours per week part-time.
Both programs are offered either on-site or remotely – where you are located at home (anywhere in the world) working for a company.
But we won’t lie – not everyone is ready for an internship. At least, not for one of ours.
We pride ourselves on making sure that both parties (the intern and the company) are genuinely committed to each other. And that the internship assignment is a serious project that will benefit the company whilst allowing you to showcase your talents, skills and personality.
But if you’re not ready for that – don’t do it. There will be other opportunities down the track when you are ready.
In the meantime, maybe consider one of the group learnerships as a way of ‘shopping around’ the corporate supermarket.

How do internships work?

Just to be clear that we are all talking about the same thing, an internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to potential employees to work at a firm for a fixed period of time. Interns are usually undergraduates or students, and most internships last between a month and three months. Or so says the Oxford dictionary.

Ok. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what is it really and how does it actually work.

There are two basic types of internships:

A 12-week individual internship
This is usually 20 hours per week part-time during a university semester or full-time during the holiday breaks.

A 12-week group internship
This is usually between 10 and 20 hours per week part-time.

Both internship types are offered on-site or remotely. The advantage of working remotely is being able to work from home for organisations anywhere in the world.

Internships work best when the candidate and the company are matched.

That’s our specialty.

We’ll make sure:

– You can showcase your talents
– You’ll be doing meaningful work
– Your internship will benefit the business

If you’re not ready to commit to serious work right now, this probably isn’t for you. When you are ready, however, we’re here and ready to help.

What should I expect in an interview?

Interviews can be daunting – particularly if you aren’t prepared. So our team will work with you to get you ready for even the toughest interview.

Your InternMatch consultant can help you get to the interview stage, but once you are in the interview – it is up to you.

The more prepared you are the better, so we have made a list of the questions you are most likely to be asked (and a few thoughts on how to answer them).

– What to expect in an interview
– Do your research
– Explaining why you want the job

Is the internship guaranteed?

Quite simply yes. We will work with you to find a suitable internship that contains elements of what you’re looking to do or the skills you’re expecting to develop.

Are the internships paid?

Depending on where you are looking to intern, globally, there are different rules and regulations. In Australia, Unpaid internships are legal only if they are part of a vocational placement as defined by the Fair Work Act 2009. Please see the Fair Work Australia website for more information on the rules around work experience and internships.

What does it cost?

The cost to do an internship with InternMatch depends on a number of different factors e.g. which country are you in, the length of the internship, the course you are studying, which university you are studying at, and do you want a Mentor but will be somewhere between A$1500 and A$2500.

A quick chat with one of our consultants will be able to provide you with an exact cost.

What is the Work Readiness Program?

Internships should always be attached to a Vocational Program to ensure that you are undertaking a compliant placement with an organisation. It is imperative that all internship placements are monitored to ensure that you are benefiting from the placement.

As such, you will be required to enrol in our Work Readiness Program and complete the nationally recognised unit of competency, BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments.

You will complete the Work Readiness Program through our Registered Training Organisation, Outcome Academy (RTO No. 45564).

The Program includes online learning and assessments, and workplace activities completed during your internship.

How long does it take to complete the Work Readiness Program?

On average, the learning content and Knowledge Assessments will take approximately 4 hours to complete.

Once you have completed the Knowledge Assessments, your dedicated InternMatch Placement Coordinator will contact you to start your internship placement process.

You will complete five assessments during your 12-week unpaid internship.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Statement of Attainment for BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments.

Once complete you will receive a unit of competency certificate for completing the program.

Of students feel more confident in their career after completing the program

Obtain jobs within their industry within 3 months of completing their internship

Of students would recommend InternMatch to a friend


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The importance of feedback sessions
It’s important throughout an internship journey to provide participants with regular feedback.
Resolving issues and conflicts
Here’s how you can work through challenges in your workplace.
Making an impact
A placement is an incredible opportunity, a foot in the door — and you never know where that door may lead to.
How feedback can help you
Gaining feedback is the best way to track your progress, learn and grow during your placement.
The power of the coffee catch-up
One great way of getting to know someone in a professional setting, is through coffee catch-ups; the professional meeting, with a hint of personal flair.
Building a professional network
A strong professional network can certainly boost your chances of employability but it also helps you make connections that can benefit you in the future.
Asking the right questions
Gaining clarity about a task or situation, or having a better understanding of something in the business, is necessary to effectively do your job.