Study Area
Location Available Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
Minimum 6 weeks study + maximum 12 weeks placement
Full-Time or Full-Time Intensive study, followed by placement
Start Dates

Every Monday except the last week of a session*

Language Levels B1B2B3B4I1I2I3I4A1A2

Placement length will vary depending on your study length, visa type, and pre-booked holidays. See the program flyer for full details.

*ILSC Australia is discontinuing the Volunteer Internship Program as of January 1st, 2020.

Put your language skills to work in a volunteer internship that will help you add valuable experience and Australian references to your resumé.

  • Prepare for success by learning language skills geared for a workplace environment
  • Receive ongoing support from ILSC’s Internship Coordinators and student advisors
  • Improve your language skills in a local workplace and gain international experience


Interested in hosting an ILSC intern? Learn more about this great opportunity for your business!

Host an ILSC intern


All programs are part of English Language Programs for International students CRICOS Code: 060152JCRICOS Code 02137M ILSC (Brisbane) PTY LTD trading as ILSC–Brisbane, ILSC-Sydney and ILSC-Melbourne RTO Number 31564

What You'll Learn

ILSC's Volunteer Internship Program combines English language studies with a volunteer apprenticeship in the Australian workplace. Working with a vast and ever-growing network of partner companies, Volunteer Internship Program Coordinators are dedicated to placing you in an organization that reflects your interests, work experience and educational background. Apprenticeship can be the humble beginning of your promising future!

Full-Time or Full-Time Intensive Study

The first half of the program is a minimum of weeks of Full-Time or Full-Time Intensive English classes. You can choose from a wide variety of courses available at ILSC, and depending on your area of interest for your apprenticeship, Internship Coordinators may recommend certain courses to help you prepare.

In addition to Full-Time Intensive study, you will attend an orientation, a workshop, and also attend regular meetings with your coordinator.

After completing the study portion of the program, you will be placed in an industry that reflects your interests, previous work experience and educational background.


Internship Placement

We ask that you give us three different areas of interest because finding a placement in a specific field depends on your background and experience, how you perform in the interview, the willingness of that industry to accept volunteer students from non-English speaking countries and the seasonal highs and lows of certain industries.

The responsibilities are different for each placement and depend on your language ability at the time of placement, familiarity and experience in the chosen field, relevant educational background, amount of work available and your attitude.

Some popular areas of interest include:

Banking, Computers, Engineering, Event Management, Finance &Investments, Hotels &Tourism, Human Resources, Marketing, Non-profit and Sports & Recreation.



Bonus: Join the Free Job Club and get extra support and preparation for your apprenticeship.