The most important part of having an international internship opportunity is make the most of it, not only personally but professionally.

When returning to Australia you should think carefully about how to convey on your CV and to employers the skills you have gained. It is not just about the stories you have had broadcast or published, but the fact that you have worked in a cross cultural environment and shown the ability to work independently in a challenging environment.

Importantly upload your work to an Eportfolio.

Personal: Students who have returned from an international experience report that they have grown in maturity and experience and many believe that an international experience is a life changing event.

Professional: It makes a resume stand out from the crowd. For instance, for Journalism interns a real-world, international newsroom experience is invaluable. There is also the opportunity to build contacts and practical skills, and add to their portfolio of published works with something out of the ordinary.

 

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