Published on June 29, 2015
A hospitality internship in Australia is an excellent way to teach young professionals the ins and outs of the tourism and hospitality industry. While gaining industry experience in Australia, interns will learn how to interact with people from many cultural backgrounds. By working alongside established tourism and hospitality professionals, interns in Melbourne will also have unique access to understanding how the hospitality and tourism industry is run and what kind of professional abilities it demands.
Working in hospitality and tourism requires excellent communication skills, enthusiasm, teamwork and flexibility. A hospitality internship in Australia will help an intern improve these soft skills by putting them into practice with real-world experience. Moreover, the experience abroad teaches an intern how to work with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Many hospitality and tourism jobs require interaction with people from all over the world, so strong interpersonal skills with people from a variety of cultures will take a young professional a long way in the hospitality and tourism sector.
There are many available roles to hospitality and tourism interns in Australia. Previous interns have worked with planning firms and hotels during their time with The Intern Group. Interns have especially enjoyed roles at Reho, a sizable travel company in Australia.
Living in Melbourne
Hospitality and tourism interns in Melbourne will enjoy the city's laid-back, eclectic vibe. The city is multicultural and relaxed - a great place for young professionals. Hospitality interns in Australia are provided accommodations in the city’s safe Preston neighborhood in 10-square-meter rooms with private showers and bathrooms. Intern housing includes internet access, utilities, a kitchen welcome pack, linens and widescreen TVs. Housing is located nearby public transportation with easy access to Melbourne’s city center.
Australia's Great Outdoors
Australia is a treasure trove of sites for exploring the country's natural beauty. Among them is the Great Ocean Walk, a long 104km path along the Victorian coast. The gorgeous, oceanside route includes spectacular lookouts and access to the beach. Hikers can take either short walks, daylong treks or hikes that last for several days.
Australia's national parks are an important part of what the country has to offer in terms of tourism. Hospitality and tourism interns can explore the country’s rainforest by visiting the Great Otway National Park. Interns will be in awe over the park's giant ferns, tall trees, picturesque waterfalls and array of birdlife. Interns can also check out the park's famous Melba Gully glow worms. For a view of the southern right whales at the nursery in Warrnambool, interns can visit Port Campbell National Park, which also offers an unforgettable view of the rock sculptures of the 12 Apostles. At the inactive volcano at Tower Hill, visitors can interact with authentic Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, emus and koalas.
The Aussie Cultural Capital
Hospitality and tourism interns in Melbourne will be sure to learn about the city's reputation as Australia's cultural capital. Both the city's hot live music scene and cultural diversity have contributed to the city's reputation. For example, Melbourne is home to the largest population of people with Greek heritage outside Greece. The city also has been influenced by large populations of Chinese, Italians, Vietnamese and Lebanese immigrants.
One of Melbourne's hippest and most colorful neighborhoods is Fitzroy, which is an important area to be familiar with for a hospitality and tourism intern. The chic, bohemian sector is bursting with personality, featuring quirky vintage shops like Vintage Sole and Somebuddy Loves you and specialty book stores like Brunswick Street Books and Polyester. Visitors can pop into coffee shops and art galleries on a lazy Saturday or Sunday. The neighborhood's famous Bruswick Street is also great for either a refreshing beer or delicious breakfast food.
Melbourne's hot entertainment scene is centered around live music. Melbourne is known worldwide for its music scene, with the highest number of live music venues in Australia. Sweaty, coolly uncouth venues like Cherry or Ding Dong lounge are ideal for catching up-and-coming talent. Meanwhile, many country, roots and folk bands play at joints like Cornish Arms and Sydney Road. The city also has its share of theatres, galleries, pubs, bars and clubs.
Boost your career
Melbourne’s lively hospitality and tourism industry is the prime place to kick-off a career. Australia has a lot to offer in both hospitality and tourism, making it a competitive and dynamic place to work. A hospitality and tourism internship in Melbourne will expand a young person's worldview while also giving them the opportunity to explore Australia’s rich natural and cultural diversity.
Apply now and boost your career!