Internship and Work Experience Opportunities Over the Holidays

You’re almost there. The exam period ends soon, which means, if you’ve made it this far, you’re now so close to being free for the summer. It’s a truly liberating feeling finishing a semester at uni. Knowing that there are no more assessments to work on, no more exams to study for, at least for a while.

You can go ahead and watch as much Netflix as you want, content with the fact that there’s no guilt attached with the subsequent neglect of uni work. Although I will say, there’s something about procrastinating doing uni work which makes it that much more enjoyable to binge watch your favourite TV shows.

Personally, as I was struggling through the final semester of my journalism degree, I discovered a little show called ‘The West Wing’ which I consumed myself with while putting off doing my assessments. Indeed, if I’d been studying a class on the inner workings of the US government it would have been time well spent. Alas, my feature writing assignments went neglected for many a night.

Jed Bartlet for President


As we all know though, there comes a time when all the shows on Netflix start to look mighty familiar. You’ve seen all of the good shows, and the new seasons aren’t coming in quick enough. It may be time to venture outside. Because even though it’s the summer, there’s still a bunch of stuff that you could be doing to stay productive.

Yes, summer is a time to relax, but you can still do that while earning experience doing an internship or work placement. Even if it’s 1-2 days a week, it all helps towards that end goal of getting a great job when you graduate from uni.

Here are just a few great opportunities to get some industry experience over the summer…

Finance Internship with Mandalay Resources

Mandalay Resources is a mining company looking for a student to gain hands on experience in the delivery of end of year results. Students will be required to undertake tasks relating to –

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Payroll
  • Bank reconciliations
  • General ledger reconciliations
  • Management reporting
  • Cycle counts
  • Liase with external auditors
  • Processing year end results

For more details, follow this link.

Applications for this position close on the 11th November.

HR Internship with City Holdings Australia

City Holdings are seeking an intern to assist in implementing a Human Resources Information System. The intern will be given the opportunity to work with a current Human Resource Information System and learn the manner in which a system is designed, mapped and implemented in a national business.

The intern will gain an understanding of data analysis, user interface and testing, supplier coordination and project planning and monitoring.

The key responsibilities of the position are to –

  • Work with Project Manager to identify data to be converted
  • Mapping of old data to new format
  • Load data into Excel files
  • Verify data
  • Liaising with employees and managers to run test scripts
  • Write test scripts
  • Run reports and check
  • Ad hoc tasks

For more information, follow this link.

Applications for this position close on 11th November.

Social Media Advisor with Marysville Caravan and Holiday Park

Marysville Caravan and Holiday Park is a year round holiday park which is looking for a social media intern to produce and set up a Social Media Portfolio that will then be integrated into the marketing plan.

The main responsibilities of the intern will be to –

  • Review the current social media activities focusing on FB (already active), Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, google plus, etc
  • Collect and analyse data on our social media activities
  • Research and advise on best practice approaches to social media.
  • Develop recommendations to improve our social media strategy
  • Present research findings in a succinct written report for management.

For more information, follow this link.

Applications for this position close on the 25th of November.

Marketing Internship with Apennine Gourmet Foods

Apennine Gourmet Foods is a small, family business based in the northern suburbs that produces and sells traditional homemade pastas, soups and sauces. They are looking for a 2nd year marketing student to assist with improving their online presence.

The core responsibilities of the intern will be –

  • Updating the Apennine Gourmet Foods Website
  • Introducing online sales
  • Overhauling the Apennine Gourmet Foods Facebook page and creating a presence on various social media platforms
  • Copywriting
  • Basic graphic design

For more information, follow this link.

Applications for this position close on 7th November.

So what are you waiting for? Get applying!