Internships in Australia & Oceania

Australia and Oceania is an incredible region to have your internship. Local companies may offers opportunities ranging from high tech oriented missions to adventure ones.

Australia and Oceania is very attractive and disparate. Depending on the exact destination local customs may be very much different. Local habits in one island may be opposite in another island. Therefore, you should review local web sites about your destination prior to departure. Some destination, mostly islands, may occur expensive travel costs. As for Australia and New Zealand, those are quite regular destinations that are well covered by travel guides, and you should get enough information to prepare your stay.
 
For less commonly covered destinations, we suggest you do some contacts using some travel forums.
 
For most countries in Australia and Oceania, we can also arrange university enrollment!
 
Australia and Oceania general information:
 
Internship area: AUSTRALIA & OCEANIA
 
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Some facts about Australia and Oceania:
 
Continent Size:
8,112,000 sq km
3,132,059 sq miles
Percent of Earth's Land: 5.3%
Population: 32,000,000
Highest Point:
Mt. Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea
14,794 ft (4,509m).
Lowest Point:
Lake Eyre, Australia,
52ft (16m) below sea level Description

OCEANIA, the smallest continent, is one of the most diverse and fascinating areas on the planet.
A large percentage of geography experts now consider the long-established continent of Australia to be more accurately defined as Australia/Oceania. Collectively it then combines all of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, as well as the thousands of coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific Ocean, including the Melanesia and Polynesia groups. Oceania also includes Micronesia, a widely scattered group of islands that run along the northern and southern edges of the Equator.
 
Oceanian facts and figures

Area - 8,945,000 sq km / 3,454,000 sq ml
Time zones - +8 western Australia - +10 eastern Australia - +12 New Zealand and western Pacific - -11 eastern Pacific
Population - 31,892,487
Largest cities - Sydney 3,772,700 - Melbourne 3,218,100 - Brisbane 1,489,100 - Perth 1,262,600 - Adelaide 1,081,009 - all in Australia
Largest islands - New Guinea 821,030 sq km / 317,000 sq ml - New Zealand South Island 150,500 sq km / 58,100 sq ml, North Island 114,700 sq km / 44,300 sq ml - Tasmania 67,800 sq km / 26,200 sq ml
Longest rivers - Darling flows into Murray River 3,070 km / 1,905 ml - Murray flows into Indian Ocean 2,575 km / 1,600 ml - Murrumbidgee flows into Murray River 1,690 km / 1,050 ml - all in Australia
Largest lakes - Eyre 8,900 sq km / 3,400 sq ml - Torrens 5,800 sq km / 2,200 sq ml - Gairdner 4,800 sq km / 1,900 sq ml - all in Australia
Highest mountains - Wilheim Papua New Guinea 4,508 m / 14,790 ft - Cook New Zealand 3,753 m / 12,313 ft - Kosciuszko Australia 2,237 m / 7,339 ft
Major volcanoes - Ruapehu New Zealand 2,797 m / 9,175 ft - Lamington Papua New Guinea 1,781 m / 5,844 ft - Tarawera New Zealand 1,149 m / 3,770 ft
Lowest point below sea level - Lake Eyre Australia 15 m / 49 ft
Climate - Temperate New Zealand - Mediterrean southern Australia - Tropical northern Australia and Pacific Islands

 

Some facts about Australia:

In land area, Australia is the sixth largest nation after Russia, Canada, China, the United States of America and Brazil. It has, however, a relatively small population. Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent and its outlying islands. The mainland is the largest island and the smallest, flattest continent on Earth. It lies between 10° and 39° South latitude. The highest point on the mainland, Mount Kosciuszko, is only 2228 metres. Apart from Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent. Australia has had one of the most outstanding economies of the world in recent years. As a high-growth, low-inflation, low interest rate economy, it is more vibrant than ever before. There is an efficient government sector, a flexible labour market and a very competitive business sector. Australia has had one Immigration is an important feature of Australian society. Since 1945, over six million people from 200 countries have come to Australia as new settlers. Migrants have made a major contribution to shaping modern Australia. People born overseas make up almost one quarter of the total population.

Australia the lucky country:

Australia has long been known as the lucky country. This is not surprising when you learn it is the world's largest iron ore exporter and largest producer of bauxite and alumina. Australia also has the world's largest deposits of silver, zinc, zircon and easily extracted uranium (over 40% of world resources). It also has about 10 percent of the world's gold resources.  Australia has the lowest precipitation of any of the world's inhabited continents. (Antarctica gets less.) 70 percent of Australia gets less than 500 mm (20 inches) of rainfall per year. Most people think the Sydney region is the wealthiest part of Australia. In fact the highest wages in Australia are paid in the rugged Northern Territory. The Northern Territory also has the highest Gross Domestic Product per capita of any part of Australia.

Want more facts?
 
Review Australia newspapers online: www.refdesk.com
 
 
 

 

Coverage in Australia & Oceania

Before traveling to any location, you should review your own country Foreign Affairs Ministry travel safety warnings. Status of coverage area is based upon the potentiality to negotiate and obtain your internship.
 
covered for virtually all kind of internships
covered mostly for humanitarian or scientific internships
covered only on a case to case basis
temporarily not covered
 
Covered countries in Australia-Oceania:
 
Australia 
Guam (US)
New Zealand 
Fiji republic
Tahiti (French)
Marshall Islands Republic
Federated States of Micronesia (Caroline, Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap)
Nauru Republic
Palau Republic
Papua New Guinea 
Vanuatu Republic
 
Other covered countries in Australia-Oceania (on case review only):
 
American Polynesia (Wake, Palmyra Atoll, Midway, Howland, Samoa, Baker, Javis, Johnson Atoll)
Australia islands (Norfolk, Tasmania)
French Polynesia (Wallis & Futuna, New Caledonia, Austral, Bora Bora, Gambier, Marquesas, Society, Tuamotu)
Kiribiti (Gilbert, Line, Phoenix)
New Zealand Islands (Auckland, Chatham, Cook, Niue, Tokelau, Stewart)
Solomon islands
Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, Tinian, Rota) (US)
UK Pitcairn Islands, The home of the descendants of the "Mutiny on the Bounty".
Tonga Kingdom
Tuvalu Constitutional Monarchy
Easter Island (scientific research only)