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Internship Australia

Paid Hospitality Internships in Australia (PHIA) is a program for students and young professionals seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field of hospitality management. YEC places participants in the Australian cities of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle or Perth in training program in the following categories:

We will advise and assist you with information on the most suitable visa options and provide you with all of the necessary supporting documentation for the process.

Internship AustraliaWork Placement Details

Most of placements are offered in the following fields:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Culinary


Benefits of PHIA

  • Increasingly, employers recognize the value of graduates with practical work experience.
  • YEC provides the opportunity for you to enhance your CV through a position within an Australia hotel/resort. Increase your employ-ability by: Gaining practical skills in the hospitality and customer service industry.
  • Developing your knowledge of the Australian hospitality industry.
  • Making industry contacts and accessing the job market.
  • Discovering yourself – learn what is like to be independent.
  • Getting a head-start when returning to your home country.
  • Gaining international work experience whilst discovering a new country.
  • Demonstrating your initiative & ability to take on new challenges.


Academic Credit

Many of our interns complete the practical requirement of their academic studies and gain credit for their internship in Australia. Please notify YEC if you are seeking academic credit for the internship, and supply all of the necessary documentation with your application. The team at YEC will liaise with representatives from your university or college, if required, to ensure that all of the necessary academic documentation is completed and satisfactory.


Duration of Employment/Work Commitment

There is no set timeframe for internships and the duration is negotiated with your sponsoring employer. Generally employers request a minimum of one month, with a maximum period offered of 12 months. Each internship program will be developed to accommodate your request.


This wage may vary depending on host companies and intern working hours.

Please note: we generally only arrange paid internships in Housekeeping, F&B and Culinary Arts. All other internships will be unpaid. Department of Immigration advises that living expenses will cost around AU$1000 per month including housing, food, fun and incidentals.

Accommodation Details

GNECE wants you to enjoy your stay in Australia and we are happy to assist with your accommodation arrangements. Following are brief descriptions of the accommodation options available to you:


GNECE recommends homestay as a great personal introduction and welcome to the daily life in Australia. Living with an Australian family will give you a unique insight into the culture and values of the country and assist in preparing you for the business environment.

All homestay families are carefully selected and keen to ensure that you enjoy your visit to Australia. After indicating your homestay preferences, YEC will take the time to make sure that you have a homestay provided to meet your specific needs.

The fees for homestay vary and are influenced by your choice of location. If you choose this option when you first arrive you will be asked to pay the equivalent of four weeks’ fees, after which you may pay the host family directly.


Many interns prefer to find their own accommodation but they still ask us to arrange initial accommodation for their arrival. Several inexpensive and safe hostels are available in each location. Prices start from AUD$18 per night or AU$125 per week. Specific information will be supplied at your request. For detailed information on hostels please visit www.hostelworld.com.

Shared Accommodation

Shared accommodation is available in most locations. Many visitors choose to share a flat or unit with other Australian students or young singles and this option is popular for the independent interns who enjoy their own space. We strongly advise that you take the time to meet and view the premises for a share option after your arrival, as they will vary quite dramatically, as will the people providing the accommodation.



In order to be eligible to participate in the paid Hospitality Australian Internship Program, you must be:

  • 18 to 35 years of age;
  • Have a degree/certificate/diploma and experience in the chosen field;
  • Have sufficient English language skills for effective workplace communication. The required level for interns is a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 6 and above.


Required Documents

  • Current resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Evidence of English language level – TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6.
  • Details of completed or current studies, along with academic records from your university.
  • University/employer letter of internship support.
  • Statement of work experience objectives and how the work experience relates to current studies or occupation by email.
  • Evidence of financial support or training wage. This may be included in the home university letter, the training body letter or as a separate document. A rough guide would be AUD$1000 per month.
  • Evidence of medical, accident, travel and personal liability insurance. Personal liability insurance is an essential requirement before you can undertake an internship in Australia.


Work Permits and Visa

This program was developed to comply with the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) visa requirements. DIMIA has extensive and detailed information available that is updated regularly and we encourage all interns considering Australia as their preferred destination to visit the DIMIA website. However YEC will advise and assist you with information on the most suitable visa options and provide you will all of the necessary supporting documentation for the process.

416 Special Program Visas

The Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) has approved this internship program for the Special Program 416.

How to Apply for a Program?

Step 1:

Read carefully the program description and eligibility criteria. Then fill out the online application form and pay the booking fee in order to apply.

 Step 2:

YEC confirms your booking and place on the program. We appoint a program coordinator to lead you through the rest of the application process until your are successfully placed.

 Step 3:

You communicate with your program coordinator and exchange all necessary documents and forms. Once the placement is confirmed you will need to purchase insurance, pay the remaining program balance together with other fees (if appropriate).


All applications should be submitted 4 months prior to preferred entry date.


Program Includes

  • Development of a custom-designed internship to meet your individual requirements;
  • Internship placement services including supply of essential visa nomination approval documents;
  • Supply of an internship contract to define the terms and conditions for the placement;
  • Assistance with the visa process;
  • Preparation and orientation package prior to departure;
  • Regular counseling support services for the duration of your internship;
  • Monthly intern newsletter;
  • Performance report supplied by the host employer on successful completion of the program;
  • Certificate at successful completion of the internship;
  • Supply of necessary documentation to gain academic credit for existing studies.


Program does not Includes

  • Round trip to Australia;
  • Accommodation: you can either arrange this yourself or YEC can do it for you at an extra charge;
  • Insurance;
  • Any relevant fees for visa processing;

Daily living expenses.