Published on April 28, 2015
Whether interested in theatre, film, music or television, Melbourne has a lot to offer entertainment interns in Australia. Interns will be able to learn on-the-ground about their field while working with established industry professionals in Melbourne. Apart from the internship, interns in Melbourne will enjoy the multitude of activities and cultural events the city has to offer, including cool shops, night clubs, theatres, comedy joints, restaurants, cafes, music venues, galleries, museums and zoos.
In Melbourne, entertainment comes in lots of shapes and sizes. Live comedy and theatre are part of the local arts scene, though nothing compares to the city's outstanding live music scene. The live music capital of the country, on a typical Saturday night Melbourne has some 120 music venues hosting live performances. Cherry or Ding Dong lounge are just a couple of the city's notable venues that are sweat-filled and show up-and-coming talent. Country, roots and folk bands play at venues like Cornish Arms and Sydney Road. The city also has many major concerts and festivals, bringing in musicians from all over the world.
As far as film and television production, Melbourne has a growing television industry with several locally produced shows and six free-to-air television networks. The city also has numerous production companies working on commercial and creative film projects.
The Intern Group offers internship roles in theatre, music, film and television. Previous entertainment interns have worked in various roles, including internships at Melbourne's full-service production company Jerome Rault Media.
Housing for entertainment interns in Australia includes 10-square-meter rooms with private showers and bathrooms in northern Melbourne’s safe Preston neighborhood. Internet is included in the accommodations, so interns can stay connected to their family and friends back home. Housing also include utilities, a kitchen welcome pack, linens and widescreen TVs. The accommodations are based close to public transportation with easy access to Melbourne’s city center, with housing located close to public transportation.
The Aussie Cultural Capital
Being Australia’s second-largest city and the country’s cultural capital, Melbourne is an ideal choice for an entertainment intern. The city’s vibrant immigrant communities have given it a strong multicultural vibe. For example, the city is home to the largest population of people with Greek heritage outside Greece. Communities of Chinese, Italians, Vietnamese and Lebanese also call Melbourne home.
The city’s most colorful neighborhood to date is Fitzroy, a bohemian sector peppered with distinctive shops, street art, galleries and more. Visitors to Fitzroy and locals alike spend Saturday afternoons popping in and out of quirky shops, cafes and restaurants. Brunswick Street is the place to go for either a drink or breakfast food, with an array of bars and brunch places scattered about. The neighborhood’s specialty book and vintage shops, like Brunswick Street Books and Vintage Sole give the area a little something extra.
It will be hard not to gain a few pounds exploring Melbourne's diverse and high-quality food scene. Reflecting its multicultural population, Melbourne serves up tasty dishes from all over the world. You can find just about anything, whether it be American BBQ, Tex-Mex or Chinese... Sectors like Chinatown offer the best Szechuan dishes while Carlton’s ‘Little Italy’ is great for some authentic Italian. Other great foodie-friendly areas to check out the local grub are Acland Street in St. Kilda, Chapel Street in South Yarra, Victoria Street in Abbotsford, Southbank and Smith Street in Collinwood.
Australians are known for their active lifestyle and appreciation of the great outdoors. With such a diverse animal and plant life, the country has a lot to offer nature-lovers. Melbourne's Ballarat Botanical Gardens will introduce interns to some of the country's endemic plant life, with 40 hectares total of greenery.
For a taste of Australian animal life, Healesville Sanctuary is both a zoo and aquarium. The sanctuary offers visitors the chance to play and interact with authentic Australian wildlife like Dingos to Bandicoots. For a special view of Australia's penguins, the nearby Phillip Island offers a view of the famous penguin parade. Phillip Island also is home to a Koala Conservation Centre and the Nobbies rock formation.
Boost your career
Melbourne’s entertainment industry is an exciting place to kick off a career. Having international experience under their belt, a young entertainment professional will have the upper hand while searching for their first job. Moreover, living and working abroad is a unique multicultural experience that expands a young person's worldview.
Apply now and boost your career!
Photos 2. based on The Loveless @ The Blue Tile Lounge, Melbourne, 20/12/08 by Jono Colliver, CC-by-2.0