About Us

IPI (Internships Perth International) was established in 2009 but was operating as part of a travel agency and rebranded in 2015 to expand its services internationally as a placement agency for international students seeking professional work experience in Perth, West Australia. Throughout this time we have maintained the relationship to the leading Australian organizations, government departments and other institutions to supply our international students with work experience programs tailored to the specific academic background and area of interest.
We ensure that every internship placement is a beneficial experience for the intern as well as the internship host and that there is in exchange of cultural and professional experience. We work together with international universities and ensure all requirements of mandatory internships are met and assist with projects like writing a master thesis. Many students have benefited from an internship in Perth and have returned to their home country with improved English language skills as well as professional experience which had a major impact on their career development.
Managing Director

Sandra Beck

Managing Director Sandra Beck took over the internship placement agency in 2009 as part of her travel business and renamed it IPI in 2015 to separate the 2 businesses and allow it to grow further. Sandra has started her career in the travel industry in Germany and continued her career in the USA for several years and held different management positions at tour operators, conference centres and international tradeshow companies. After moving to Australia in 2009 she got involved in the internship placement area and made it part of her travel business catering mostly for German Interns. In 2015 IPI became more international and is now accepting applications from all nationalities who are part of the work & holiday scheme. Due to being a former exchange student herself in the US and her career in 3 different countries she can relate to the international students and their career goals and hunger for international experience in a world which is more economically connected than ever before and an exchange of international experience and professional and cultural skillsets are crucial. “It gives me an enormous amount of satisfaction when I see how successful a placement has been and how it positively influenced the student in so many ways providing not just “work experience” but an experience for life which will never be forgotten and be a building block in their career.”

Why Perth / Western Australia

Why it is the perfect state for an internship ?

Western Australia is the largest State in Australia and home to 2.6 million people who come from over 200 different countries, the majority of whom (2.1 million people) live in the capital city of Perth. With 12 per cent of the population speaking a language other than English at home, our workforce communicates easily with countries and businesses around the world creating the perfect environment for international interns.

Western Australia is a world leader in the production of minerals and petroleum, wool, seafood, pearls, premium wines and gourmet foods, has a strong agribusiness industry, and a growing services sector, which includes scientific and medical research, tourism, education, architecture, ship building and defence, engineering, construction, subsea development, film, fashion, music and writing.

This diversity in the workforce makes it an ideal City for an internship offering opportunities in almost every area.

Great Climate:

The climate is also varied, from the Mediterranean climate of the south, to the tropical climate of the north, meaning that you can find summer in Western Australia at any time of year. The winters don’t usually get colder than 5 degrees and in Summer it is rarely above 36 degrees and more sunshine than any other Australian capitol city it is the ideal place.

What does Perth have to offer ?

Perth has always been breathtakingly beautiful but in the last few years it has exploded with a new culture of small bars, hip restaurants and boutique hotels. boasting wineries on the city’s doorstep, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks in the center and pristine beaches all along the coast Perth promises extraordinary experiences.

Here you can to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean every night and stroll along the waters off WA’s 12,000 kilometer long coastline which is regarded as some of the most pristine in the world – and home to a myriad of marine life.

An Island Paradise within 1 hours reach from the city

Rottnest Island is just a short Ferry ride away and an ideal weekend escape from the city. Here you can enjoy walks, bike rides, water activities and meet the Quokka’s a mammal you will only find here.

We have 2 Wine Regions within Perth and another one further South

Swan Valley is 20 minutes from the city and a perfect spot to spend the weekend with an endless stretch of Boutique wineries, Food and Delicacies, Restaurants, Shops, Galleries, Distilleries, House of Honey, a French Patisserie and more.

In the Perth Hills there is another wine trail with wineries offering breathtaking views across the valley.

Margaret River is another wine region with a lot to offer and just 4 hours from Perth offering not just great food and wine but also great watersport options and amazing beaches.

Perth Hills

Just 20 minutes from the city you can drive up to the Hills another great region for hikes, mountain biking and a lot of other activities.

There a quaint little country towns, a wine trail, wildlife rescue centers, waterfalls, stunning city views and scenic drives , Camel rides and more to explore.


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