We offer various fields for a Culture, Arts and Recreation internship in Australia. Described below are the most common types of Culture, Arts and Recreation internships we organise and some of the tasks you can expect to be asked of you. All internships provide a high level of work experience with the aim to increase your skills within the industry.

The examples below are just a guideline and each internship role will be developed individually according to the company and the candidate. You can see the description of each internship in the Example Internships tab below.

Arts and Photography | Hotel Management | Library Service | Museum/Gallery Curator | Sports Management | Tourism Management


Price: £1,395 without accommodation (approx. US$1,800) for 6 weeks or longer, regardless of length of time
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & prices in other currencies
Duration: From 6 weeks to 12 weeks or longer.
Start Dates: All year round - Please see the Start Dates tab.
Requirements: Different firms will have different requirements, but you will need to either be studying or have some experience.
What's included: Arranging your Internship
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection insurance
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required).
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM THIS INTERNSHIP? New skills, more confidence
Invaluable professional & personal development.
Expand your global network, new friends.
A CV / Résumé that enhances your career!
An exciting travel and cultural experience.
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!


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The Internships described below are examples only.
Your Internship will be tailored to suit your own requirements

Arts & Photography

Arts and Photography related internships are extremely varied. Interns in these sectors take on all kinds of work which is generally quite specific to the company in which they are working. Some of the work that may be asked of them within a studio includes:

  • Assisting with clients, studio shoots and post-production work on Photoshop.
  • Location work: assisting the onsite photographer and potentially working as a second shooter.
  • Designing brochures, drafting media releases, editing videos, hosting events, collaborating with a company's artistic director, and being involved with the running of galleries.

​Hotel Management

Some of the tasks you may be asked to be involved in as an Hotel Management intern are:

  • Attending to general organisation of the hotel and taking full control of day-to-day operations when required by management.
  • Assisting with training and maintaining a stable work force.
  • Maintaining good interdepartmental communications.
  • Covering any department of the hotel when required.
  • Whilst on duty, overseeing all staff and ensuring all operational procedures are carried out as set by the General Manager.
  • Ensuring staffing levels are carefully controlled and that staffing costs are maintained at levels set by the General Manager.
  • Ensuring all areas of the hotel are maintained at the highest level of service.

Library Services

In the past, the duties of a Library Services intern have been divided into two main tasks:

  • ​Assisting and encouraging visitors to discover, explore, create and learn, inspired by the Library’s collections and expertise. This includes working face-to-face with customers to support their engagement with creative suite technologies, especially Premier Pro and Photoshop; developing knowledge and skills in 3D printing, in order to introduce customers to the technology; and supporting the Library’s work on the 3D environment, collections, archives and access.
  • Working with the Research Access team in the Alexander Turnbull Library, undertaking research into effects of digital scholarship in the research library, and preparing papers, recommendations or service models based on the research results.

Museum/Gallery Curator

As a Museum/Gallery Curator intern, some of the tasks that may be asked of you are:

  • Researching and the documentation of contextual information relating to collection items, exhibitions or publications.
  • Assist in documenting oral histories from community members - i.e. traditional stories and oral history.
  • Delivering cultural awareness programmes.

​Sports Management

The duties of a Sports Management intern might include:

  • Preparing media releases.
  • Interviewing athletes, volunteers and families, and writing stories for print and online.
  • Publishing work online and across social media channels.
  • Managing email accounts.
  • Developing communications and promotional material using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Assisting with the development and management of brand assets.
  • Assisting with team administration.
  • Attending some events.


Accommodation is not included in the Programme, however, our partners do have accommodation available and you can arrange to use their accommodation while you're there. The details of the accommodation currently on offer are below:

Our Sydney accommodation is located around 10km from the CBD, in a foodie suburb with lots of restaurants and cafes. The area has a community feel, and there are bus stops and a train station nearby so you can easily reach the CBD.

Your room comes fully furnished with:

  • A bed + wardrobe and desk + chair
  • A kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free WiFi

In our accommodation, you'll have all the facilities you need:

  • Including a 24/7 onsite management team
  • The latest in building security
  • Communal living areas, including dining area and outdoor BBQ
  • Access to a gym and outdoor pool
  • Shared access to bathroom facilities which are located outside your bedroom
  • Laundry facilities and big shared kitchen.

Our Melbourne accommodation is located in the city centre where plenty shops, restaurants and bars can be found. There is a tram station in front of the accommodation and the train station is just 5 minutes away.

Your room will be furnished with:

  • A comfortable bed + wardrobe
  • A desk and chair
  • Heat/air conditioning
  • LCD TV

The apartment has:

  • ​A kitchenette with cook top
  • A bar fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Free Wifi

You can use the shared facilities in the building such as the swimming pool and the gym.

Food is not provided in this programme, but your accommodation will have cooking facilities.


Photos of Example Accommodation provided when choosing the "With Accommodation" option:



Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.

Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.


# Arrival Date (Fridays) Orientation Date (Saturdays) Start Day (Mondays)
1 February 8 February 9 February 11
2 March 15 March 16 March 18
3 May 10 May 11 May 13
4 June 7 June 8 June 10
5 July 5 July 6 July 8
6 August 2 August 3 August 5
7 September 6 September 7 September 9


For any questions relating to the work content of the Internships, please contact:
Katie Saunders or Andrew Kemp
on +44 (0)1903 502595 or email