Mentor Me

Jump start your career with one of eight internships in sunny South Australia from Mentor Me. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to spend a month working for a prestigious South Australian company, gaining valuable work experience and living the dream Down Under.


Inject life into your career, Experience South Australia...

We’ve joined forces with the South Australian Tourism Commission to kick start your career in South Australia. With 300 days of sunshine a year, picturesque beaches, an abundance of wildlife and a jam-packed food and culture scene, South Australia is the whole package. Home to stunning destinations like the Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and Barossa Valley, the capital Adelaide was also voted one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2014. What better place to spend a month learning new skills, gaining local knowledge and securing invaluable life and work experience.

Fly to Adelaide fr £479 >  Adventure Tours fr £269 >  Kangaroo Island Adventure fr £242 >  Work Australia package fr £339 >


The Mentor Me Internships...

Eight South Australian companies have stepped up to provide a range of jobs so diverse that you could find yourself working as an Assistant Shark Scientist, or as an Events Officer at the iconic Adelaide Cricket Oval. Whichever role appeals to you, you could soon be jetting off to Australia, with complimentary flights provided by Cathay Pacific, to jump start your career in sunny South Australia.


Company: Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions
Job Title:  Assistant Shark Scientist
Mentor: Andrew Fox, Shark Researcher/Director and Jennifer Taylor, General Manager

Company: Adelaide Oval
Job Title:  Operations and Events Officer
Mentor: Departmental Directors

Location: Port Lincoln.

Founded by the world’s leading expert on great white sharks, Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions is at the forefront of research and interaction with sharks. You will have the opportunity to work with his son, Andrew Fox, and other shark scientists on research, data collection and view/dive/photograph great white sharks whilst assisting crew in all areas of service delivery. Out on the expedition boat you will be able to dive in (literally!) to assist with tours, helping maintain the boat and manage the operational areas of small eco-tourism operation. This is an exceptional opportunity to get close and personal with one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet, working with passionate, interesting people who love their work, sharks, the natural environment and who are committed to delivering an exceptional experience. Visit website >

Location: Adelaide.
Be mentored by one of the world’s largest cricket clubs with over 25,000 members calling the Adelaide Oval home. The South Australian Cricket Association is one of South Australia's leading sporting organisations and also one of its most progressive. Not only do they coordinate cricket matches and coaching sessions, they also host other exciting sporting events and, with the Rolling Stones set to open the redeveloped grounds this March, you’re sure to be amazed by the Adelaide Oval and the people behind it. You will work across four different departments on marketing, communications, strategy and events with access to closed training sessions and season preparation events. You will also get the chance to meet top players. Visit website >

Company: Southern Ocean Lodge
Job Title:  Experience Guide

Mentor: Alistair Oakman, Experiences Manager & Alison Heath, Lodge Manager

Company: Adelaide Fringe
Job Title:  Fringe Co-ordinator

Mentor: Greg Clarke, Director and Chief Executive

Location: Kangaroo Island.
Located on the ruggedly beautiful Kangaroo Island, Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s iconic luxury lodge, setting exciting new standards in Australian experiential travel. As part of the Experience team you will have the opportunity to experience the best that South Australia has to offer. With panoramic views of the great Southern Ocean and boundless coastal wilderness, there is plenty to show off to guests as you assist with wildlife tours, guided walks, kayaking, quad biking and more! Visit website >

Location: Adelaide.
Adelaide Fringe is the largest annual arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere – a four-week arts and entertainment festival with almost 1000 events taking place across the city. From circus, theatre and art, to comedy, film and music, the open access nature of Adelaide Fringe means that anyone with artistic vision and drive is able to get involved and present their work. You will have the chance to utilise your skills across all aspects of the Fringe, from programming and artist services to PR and marketing. (image: Andre Castellucci) Visit website > 

Company: Art Gallery of South Australia
Job Title:  Exhibition Intern
Mentor: Mark Horton, Associate Director

Company: Yalumba
Job Title:  Vineyard and Cellar Door Executive

Mentor: Departmental Directors & Winemakers

Location: Adelaide.

Arguably Australia’s most beautiful gallery, the Art Gallery of South Australia houses 38,000 works including paintings, sculptures, photographs, textiles, ceramics and metalwork from all over the world. Located at the heart of Adelaide's cultural boulevard, North Terrace, the Art Gallery welcomes more than half a million visitors each year with exhibitions like “Turner from the Tate” and “Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide”. You will have the opportunity to work across several departments, learning about Marketing & Public Relations, Public Programs, Publications, Curatorial, Registration and Front of House. Visit website >

Location: Barossa.
Established in 1849, Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family owned wine company. Yalumba’s style is to immerse you in a fun and engaging experience, providing a unique insight into the workings of the winery. Time will be spent working alongside dedicated grape growers and winemakers in the vineyards, as well as learning from the marketing, sales and finance members of the team. There will also be opportunity to taste and learn about wines in the Wine Room and get your hands dirty in the Lab, Bottling and Distribution areas, and, of course, in the Cellar. Visit website >

Company: Vili’s Bakery
Job Title:  Food Ambassador

Mentor: Vili Milisits, Owner and Departmental Directors

Company: South Australian Tourism Commission
Job Title:  Destination Marketing and
Events Coordinator

Mentor: Rodney Harrex, Chief Executive

Location: Adelaide.
46 years ago Vili Milisits opened a bakery which is now renowned for producing high quality pies, cakes and pastries enjoyed not only throughout Australia, but also internationally. As a Food Ambassador you would spend time in four key business areas: Marketing, Export, Production and Quality Assurance. You can be as hands on as you wish in your quest to gain a wide ranging understanding of the bakery’s operations. Vili has always believed in innovation, delivering quality products and in providing excellent customer service. These are the business pillars upon which the business was built and the reason it continues to grow and prosper. Visit website >

Location: Adelaide.

Dreaming of a fast paced, fun and friendly environment filled with hard working and passionate people? Longing to break into the tourism industry? The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) promotes the State’s exciting and diverse attractions both within Australia and internationally. Lonely Planet lists Adelaide as one of the top 10 tourist destinations to visit in 2014, and it’s easy to see why with assets like the celebrated food and wine scene, global festivals and events, nature and wildlife. Based in the heart of the city, you will be a part of the team committed to achieving AUD$8 billion in tourism expenditure by 2020, working across four exciting and diverse areas: International Marketing, Destination Development, Events South Australia, plus one week in the field with one of the State’s leading tourism operators.
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