Getting to know Melbourne

Melbourne is a young, hip city and an ideal destination for an intern abroad. With a thriving live music scene and an active, youthful population, there’s no better place to be as a twenty-something seeking international experience and a career-boosting internship. Take your time to learn about all the things to do in Melbourne and everything that the city can offer you:


City stats:

Population size – 4.5 million

Major universities – University of Melbourne, Monash University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Deakin University

Claim to fame – “The World’s Most Liveable City”

Cuisine – International (Latin American, Spanish, Chinese, Greek)

Famous locals – Kylie Minogue, Cate Blanchett, Courtney Barnett, Olivia Newton-John


things to do in Melbourne


Things to do in Melbourne: The bucket list

-Order your favorite caffeinated beverage and explore Melbourne’s praised café culture

-Meander around Federation Square

-Check out the street art on Hosier Lane

-Add a new favorite item to your wardrobe after shopping at the boutiques on Chapel Street

-Test your nature knowledge at the Royal Botanic Gardens

-Catch a movie outdoors on a warm evening at Moonlight Cinema

-Indulge your taste for international cuisine at the Night Market

-Catch a game – whether it’s rugby, football, tennis, Aussie Rules or cricket

-See global music sensation and Melbourne-native Courtney Barnett play live at a local venue


things to do in Melbourne


Did you know?

-Australia’s legendary spread, Vegemite, was invented in Melbourne and remains the only city where it’s manufactured.

-The world’s tallest residential building, Eureka Tower, is located in Melbourne.

-For five consecutive years Melbourne has been listed as “The World’s Most Liveable City”.

-One of Melbourne’s former names was “Batmania”, named after the colonist John Batman.

-Melbourne claims the world’s largest Italian and Greek populations (outside the countries themselves).

-Melbourne is Australia’s live music capital, boasting the highest concentration of live music venues in the country.



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1. based on Melbourne, Australia by night, by Hai Linh Truong, CC-by-2.0

2. based on so melbourne, by Alan Lam, CC-by-ND 2.0

3. based on this wheel’s on fire, by Jes, CC-by-SA 2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.

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