PaTH Internship Program

Internships for young Australians aged 17 to 24

Budding Talents Recruitment (STUDYANDWORK) is a unique career management agency that helps the young jobseekers to enter the industry by tapping into their skills to meet the staffing needs of Australian companies cost-effectively and efficiently. We are working with the representatives of the Department Of Employment to achieve the same under their new initiative, PaTH Internship.

What is PaTH Internship?

With a PaTH Internship, you will gain work experience and an opportunity to show an employer what you can do. The business may offer you employment at any time during the internship. But if you aren't the right fit for the business, we will help you get feedback from your supervisor so you can improve your skills and employability.

Internships can run for between 4 and 12 weeks and include 30 to 50 hours of work experience per fortnight.

We have several PaTH Internships leading to Professional Job opportunities available in our host clients located all over Australia and these opportunities are ideal for someone with customer service experience and wants to further their career in Administration, Frontline Management, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Sales, Retail, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Banking, Finance, Insurance and IT Support roles.

Currently, we have internship opportunities available in the following roles:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Customer Relations Officer
  • HR Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Finance Assistant
  • Planning Assistant
  • Logistics Assistant
  • Sales Consultant
  • Retail Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Software Programmer
  • Software Tester
  • Network Administrator
  • Helpdesk Technician
  • IT Project Coordinator
  • Graphic Designer

To be eligible for this PaTH Internship to Professional Job Program, you must:

  • Be aged 17 to 24, on income support with mutual obligation requirements and have been registered with Jobactive for at least six months. Your Jobactive provider will be able to confirm your eligibility for a PaTH Internship.
  • Have excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Have basic Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook skills
  • Have completed or must be studying a qualification relevant to the internship role
How to apply?

Please ring us on 1300 79 80 69 for an assessment interview so that we can know about your career aspirations. Based on your preferences, we will locate the suitable host companies where you will go for a face to face interview. Upon successful interview, you will be placed in an internship for 4 to 12 weeks. You will get a chance to prove your skills and upon succesful trial, you will be hired by the host company.

How much will you get paid?

Internships are unpaid by the business, instead you will receive an extra $200 a fortnight on top of your income support payment. This incentive will be paid by the Department of Human Services.

If you are getting paid New Start Allowance, most single people, 22 years or older can get around $735.60 every 2 weeks. If you are getting paid Youth Allowance, most single people, 18 years or older and live at parent's home can get around $488.10 every 2 weeks, while those who need to live away from parent's home can get around $637.50 every 2 weeks.