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2010 Australia Interns


Brett Anderson
Quay West Suite is the largest Australian-owned hotel group.  It is a luxury accommodation with 5,500 rooms under management.  Interns complete accounting work such as accounts payable and accounts receivable.   Other work includes; preparing daily banking receipts and checks, processing and balancing credit cards, and assisting with month end accounting procedures.   

Quay West Suites

Marissa Banks
Liquid Ideas is a specialist marketing, public relations, and events business within the leisure and lifestyle industries.  Interns make sure databases are up to date and well organized.  They take part in research for the company, attend and contribute to internal team meetings.  They also assist in writing press releases, website content, and assist with the coordination of events.  

Liquid Ideas

Alison Beseth
Starlight Foundation is an Australian children's charity that was formed in 1988.  They provide hospital activity rooms for children, relying on the community for generosity and support.  Interns take on the role of being a room host which includes receiving families and signing them in.  They also work directly with the children, improving and enhancing activities within the room while working both independently and alongside with the captain of the room.   



Pat Clore
The NSW Attorney General's Office assist the NSW Government, Judiciary, Parliament and community to promote social harmony through programs that protect human rights, community standards and reduce crime.  Interns work in the Court of Criminal Appeal and participate in the preparation and maintenance of files and documents.  They learn of the New South Wales Bail Act and process bail applications, prepare documents and attend court. 

NSW Attorney General's Office

Tricia Crawford
Oasis is the Salvation Army's response to youth homelessness and disadvantages.  Interns interact directly with the residents to motivate them into making life changes, act as role models, and write case notes.  They also assist with services offered by Oasis including education, counseling, and recreational activities.

Oasis Youth Support

Tim Deets
W. Bracey Sydney Financial Services strives to provide financial planning and advice, create a blueprint to guide customers into the right direction while managing risk, and minimizing tax and creating wealth.  Interns work on the marketing campaign and with the practice manager on business operational tasks.   Some work focused on enhancement of the website.

W. Bracey Sydney Financial Services 

Neil Driscoll
HIV/AIDS Legal Center (HALC) is a community legal center that specializes in HIV related legal matters.  Interns assist the principal solicitor in providing legal advice, assistance, referral and representation to clients with HIV and/or HIV related legal problems.  They also undertake other duties and research as required.

HALC Legal Center

Scott Evans
Architectus brings together the experience of more than 200 leading architects, designers and planners throughout Australia.  Interns work closely with team members to assist with daily tasks and help with documenting projects.   Interns learn the software used in the architectural business.


Tim Faith-Rosley
ASDM designs, engineers, and manufactures medical devices including prosthetic implants and surgical tools.  Interns research medical literature, test quality of medical tools and protocols, write reports and summaries, and assist the team in daily tasks. The interns are part of the new product development of the company. 


Ray Fiedler
Sydney Uni Sports and Fitness has produced more Australian representatives and won more major competitors than any other club.  Interns create target market profiles for each program by discussing the program and participant database with the manager.  They also create a list of current promotional strategies for each program as well as a review and suggestions for improvement. This internship is focused on marketing strategy.

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness

Elise Fletcher
Brain and Mind Research Institute- Brain and Mind Research Institute researches disease of the brain and mind including substance abuse, clinical depression and dementia.  They take the challenge to tackle and lower the incidence of mental illness in all its forms.  Interns help with daily administration tasks.  They also perform parts of Neurophysiologic assessments such as CANTAB and EEG. 

Brain & Mind Research Institute 

Liz Galarza
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service established a national blood service and has facilitated new levels of national and international cooperation resulting in improved consistency, quality and safety across Australia.  Interns issue reports involving photocopies, mailing and faxing results.  They also take part in maintaining the laboratory.

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Heather Green
Babies Galore is a high-end specialty retailer, catering to the needs of expecting parents and their babies.  They also provide services such as one-on-one counseling.  Interns work in the corporate office for the Chief Financial Officer. Daily tasks such as entering invoices and attaching remittances to the paid invoices are completed.  Additional accounting work is done in Excel for providing information for the finance department. 

Babies Galore    

Nik Ilich
Max Australia is a public relations and communications company that prides itself on fresh ideas.  Interns do media research, media outreach and event management.   They gain experience in media relations and by the end will have an understanding of the types of tools and activities used to manage media relations.  Inters will create and apply these tools and activities, develop and manage product review pitches.  

Max Australia

Colleen LeMaire
What Media Group produce publications targeting British and Irish independent travelers, working holidaymakers and backpackers.  Interns take part in research and conduct interview, write a variety of articles, help edit already written articles and assist in the page layout.

What Media

Kevin Lewis
Macquarie Sports Center exists to provide the essential non-academic services and facilities that help students achieve a healthy and balance approach to University life.  Interns direct Orientation week (O-Week) preparations.  Interns also work with student groups at Macquarie University, with sports services, and the sports groups. 

Macquarie University

Lauren Lucy
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority is a New South Wales State Government agency responsible for Sydney's most historical and culturally significant waterfront locations. Interns assist with daily publicity of events, assist with the external relations team, update the media contacts database and assist with the visiting journaling program.

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

Taylor Mathson
First Unity is a boutique financial advisory firm providing customized wealth management services to affluent individuals, families and not-for-profits.  Interns take part in market reporting, trial commissions, and client invoices.

First Unity

Brandon McAtee
Global Television is the leading service provider to the Australian television and broadcast industry.  Interns work in the Accounts Payable department and do work such as processing invoices and prepaid payments.  They also post journals and assist with requests from management.

Global Television

Jennifer Misewicz
Brown-Forman is a diversified producer of fine quality consumer products.  As an intern, days are spent working with different departments and seeing how the business operations through these different departments which ensure interns are not spend doing the "tedious tasks".  The interns focus on brand management and sales management.

Brown Forman

Britta Murray
Clean Up Australia aims to inspire and work with communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment through Clean Up Australia Day and Clean Up the World Week.  General office duties of interns include; updating weekly WIP and online fulfillment, and assisting campaign managers.  They also proofread and edit print and online communications as well as conduct basic media monitoring. 

Clean Up Australia

Conrad Newell
Oceanworld Manly holds 4.5 million liters of water and is home to huge sharks, giant stingrays, turtles and a myriad of marine life.  Interns do everything from handling reptiles, feeding animals, assisting in release of animals, moving rocks for exhibits and everything in-between.

Oceanworld Manly

Mallory O'Brien
Office of Greg Smith MP, a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and the Liberal Party.  He is a local member of the area and has been given roles of Shadow Attorney General.  Interns input data into various computer programs doing comparative research and accompany the member to different functions which include visits to the Parliament house.

NSW Legislative Assembly

Jeff Philibin
Oovie is the leading owner and operator of automated DVD rental systems in Australia which can be compared to redbox in the United States.  Interns help to analyze performance data, assist with the effectiveness of Oovie machines, and coordinate promotional campaigns and activities. 


Ellise Rhoades
The Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior is an interdepartmental community of staff, postdoctoral fellows, postgraduates and honor students from University.  Interns assist in the experimental procedure, help to evaluate data after it has been recorded, assist in planning experiments and set up the experiments.  They also read scientific literature to gain more background knowledge on the long tailed finches and their behaviors. 

Macquarie University

Danielle Rousakis
Horizon Wealth Management assists individuals in the efficient management of their personal wealth, helping them to become financially independent.  Interns work primarily with the Xplan database and update records as necessary.  Other tasks include checking numbers for portfolios and working with Excel.

Horizon Wealth Management

Britta Shold
Lizard Children Center is a private clinic that provides a range of specialized pediatric services, including Autism therapies.  Interns act as a "shadow" for groups.  They observe and take part in speech sessions, learn the management behavior techniques of ABA and assist with administrative duties.

Lizard Children Center

Jennifer Sloboda
The Special Broadcasting Services is Australia's multicultural and multilingual public broadcaster that combines the best and most diverse programming from around the world with quality and innovative local productions that expose the dynamism of Australia's cultural diversity.  Interns complete all tasks that are asked in a timely fashion such as writing program publicity release and media release on upcoming programs. This is a communications-based internship.

SBS Television

Danielle Soerens
Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC) offers a service to all families, including children, adolescents and adults who are considering or who have received cochlear implants. With the knowledge gained from over 2000 recipients and the combining of resources and expertise, the SCIC represents one of the largest and most experienced cochlear implant programs.  Interns observe auditory training with adults and adolescents, speech and language assessments,Cochlear and Medel Mapping, and integrity testing.

Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre

James Wood
Minerva Advisory Partners is an independent advisory and corporate brokering business focusing principally on infrastructure and utilities in Australia and New Zealand.  Interns spend much time doing research and often provide the research for company overviews.  They learn about new energy technologies and understand the energy industry in Australia.  This knowledge is then used to identify significant articles to summarize for the Australian Financial Review.

Minerva Advisory Partners

Elsa Woods
Vibewire Youth is a dynamic non-profit organization that supports young people to effectively shape their world through media, arts and entrepreneurial opportunities.  Interns assist in the coordination of Vibewire's Media Makers Scholarship program. The focus is on event planning and promotion.

Vibewire Youth