Work and Travel


Our Work & Travel program gives you the chance to explore the beauty of Australia for 6 to 12 months. During this time, you will be earning money by working in a guaranteed, temporary job placement that we arrange in advance for you. Most of our positions are in the hospitality industry.

We match your experience and education with the best opportunities available with our host employers. Alliance Abroad works with a network of best-known and reputable employers in Australia, giving you the chance to work for industry leaders and brands that will enhance your resume.

What the program includes


Position secured before arriving in Australia so you know exactly where you are going to work and can start right away.

Resume and
Interview Preparation

We help you with your resume and interview preparation so you make a great first impression and land the right job.


We work with you in advance to prepare you for your adventure in Australia and provide an orientation about what to expect.


24/7 emergency support from our participant support teams


Complementary hostel accommodations for 3 nights when you first arrive in country.

Fees &

Our Work & Travel Program is for people who are eligible for the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) and Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462)

  • Must be 18-30 years old
    (If you are a citizen of Canada, France, or Ireland the age limit is 35)
  • Must be a citizen of any of the countries listed here
  • Must speak fluent English
  • Must have a clean criminal record

For information on your eligibility, please visit Australia’s Department of Home Affairs website.

Step 1

Submit Your Application

Our team will reach out to you, and together, we’ll review your eligibility, answer some questions, and see what positions you are interested in.

Step 2

Choose Your Position

Explore available positions that suit your interests. Participate in a host company interview to find your perfect match.

Step 3

Complete Your Application

If you’re hired, congrats! Now you’ll need to submit the full application and program fee.

Step 4

Schedule Your Visa Appointment

We provide step by step guidance on following the required steps to receive your visa.

Step 5

Start Planning Your Arrival in Australia

Once your visa is approved, it’s time to book your flight and start planning. Our pre-departure orientation will tell you everything you need to know.


The Training/Internship Placement Plan (T/IPP) is an official document signed by you, your host company representative, and your sponsor. The plan outlines what you will learn and the hands-on experience you will gain while participating in the program. It includes phases of learning, skills and tasks, information on your supervisor, and examples of cultural exchange activities available to you.

Alliance Abroad works closely with our host companies to ensure that safe, affordable housing and transportation is available near the site of training. Some of our host companies provide housing, and payroll deduct the cost of it from your paycheck. Some host companies work with us to provide housing leads of apartments or houses that have worked well for participants in the past. When reviewing housing, we always look at the monthly cost, furnishings, cost of utilities, proximity to the site of training, safety, and available transportation options to ensure it is a suitable option.

No. We understand that some participants are only available for a shorter period due to school requirements or personal choice. If you would like a shorter program, will do our best to identify a program that works for your needs. Typically, participants request at least a minimum of 6 months.

It depends!

  • If you are still a full-time student pursuing the same degree, you are eligible to participate in the J-1 Intern program a second time.
  • If you have recently completed your degree and are within a year of graduation, you may participate again.
  • If you were an Intern but now qualify as a Trainee, you may participate again after living outside of the U.S. for at least two years.

In any of these situations, your second program must demonstrate an enhancement of learning that builds upon the experience you received on your first program.

Alliance Abroad offers a Deferred Payment Plan to eligible participants. This allows you to pay a lower program fee in the beginning, and then continue to pay the remainder of your program fee after you start your program and start earning a stipend from your training. We also work with host employers who are willing to pay the sponsor fee in full and then payroll deduct once you are on your program. Please share any concerns regarding the fees with your AAG contact to find out what options might be available for you.

Yes. Even though a stipend is not required by the program regulations, Alliance Abroad only works with host employers who agree to pay an hourly salary to their Interns and Trainees. We ensure this stipend is the higher of state or federal minimum wage and explain any other benefits provided by the host employer in a detailed offer letter provided to you during the interview process for your review. We want to ensure you have enough money to cover your expenses during the time you are here.

The Intern and Trainee programs require a mid-point and final evaluation. These should be completed with your supervisor. Our evaluation can be done online and asks basic questions regarding your training experience to ensure your program is progressing according to your Training/Internship Placement Plan and achieving the objectives of the program.

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Your next adventure starts now…

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