TRIAL AN INTERN
if you are looking for staff, you can work with us and one of our young job seekers to design an internship placement of between four and 12 weeks at no cost to you. We will support you and the intern through the duration of the internship. The internship is an opportunity to see how a young person fits into your team and if they are suitable for employment with your business. You should be confident that if the intern is the right fit, you have a reasonable prospect of being able to give them a job. Instead of receiving a wage from employers, the Government will provide interns with an additional $200 a fortnight on top of their income support payment. Employers will receive a payment of $1000 to help cover the costs of hosting an intern. All interns are insured for the length of their internship. The internship needs to be structured and supervised. Your participants must be aged 17-24 and have received employment services for six months or more.
You can host an internship placement in your business for between 4 and 12 weeks. An internship can help you find out if a young person is the right fit for your business. You will receive a payment of $1000 to help with the costs of hosting an intern and the intern is covered by insurance purchased by the Australian Government. Interns are unpaid by your business. The intern receives a fortnightly incentive paid by the Government, on top of their income support payment.
What is a PaTH internship?
You can host a young person as an intern in your business by taking part in a PaTH internship placement. Internships are supervised work experience placements. Hosting an intern is an opportunity to find out if they are a good fit for your team and suitable for ongoing employment.
Internships run for between 4 and 12 weeks and must offer 30 to 50 hours of work experience per fortnight. This can include weekend or shift work (excluding public holidays) if that's a normal part of your business.
What are the costs of hosting an internship?
Interns are unpaid by your business. The intern receives a fortnightly incentive paid by the Australian Government, on top of their income support payment.
The intern is covered by insurance purchased by the Australian Government through the Department of Employment.
Employers who take part will receive a payment of $1000 to help cover the costs of hosting an intern. If you decide to employ your intern, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy of up to $1500.
What type of work experience can PaTH interns do?
The type of work experience an intern can do will vary depending on their skills and experience but it should be structured and meaningful. The type of activities of an internship would be what your business would usually carry out as part of normal processes. If you need an intern with particular skills, training or certification, your local provider can help you find someone suitable .
Is my business eligible to host a PaTH intern?
To be eligible to host an internship, your business must have a reasonable prospect of employment for the intern following the internship. This means you either have a vacancy that needs filling, you will likely have a vacancy following the internship, or you have a regular pattern of recruitment. Your business cannot displace existing workers or reduce an employee's hours of work to make way for an intern.