Internship FAQs

For Interns:

Admission:

  1. What is the application process?
    Step 1: Complete the application form
    Step 2: Video interview with CLG team member
    Step 3: Interview with the industry partner
    Step 4: If successful, receive an internship offer

  2. Can I apply if I have a university degree, or have completed an immersive/bootcamp?
    Absolutely. The internship is focused on empowering motivated and ambitious people to launch into a meaningful tech career.

  3. Can I apply if I do not have a university degree, or have not completed an immersive/bootcamp?
    Absolutely! All are welcome to apply. The program is tailored for those who do not have formally recognised qualifications, however, we require applicants have a base level knowledge of coding acquired through self-learning, or attending short courses.

  4. I'm looking to switch careers. Is the CLG Internship a good option for me?
    Yes, the internship is designed to help motivated and ambitious people get their first job in a new field or career, even if they don’t have a formal qualification.

  5. Can I reapply if I’m unsuccessful the first time?
    Yes! Applicants are welcome to reapply if they are not initially successful. We believe that talent and skills can improve over time, so repeat applicants are treated no differently than first-time applicants.

  6. Can I participate if I’m not an Australian citizen?
    While citizenship is not essential, all applicants need to be legally entitled to work in Australia.

  7. Are there any fees or costs?
    There are no fees or costs for applicants participating in the internship.


Careers & Learning:

  1. What jobs will I do during the internship?
    The internship will train you for fulfilling, limitless careers. A sample of the roles you may work in include:

  • AI/Machine learning
  • Front-end/back-end development
  • Data science/visualisation
  • DevOps
  • Software development
  1. What companies do you partner with?
    We carefully select industry leaders to partner with. Organisations are assessed on the following criteria:

  • WGEA Accreditation
  • Female leadership at a board and/or senior level
  • Progressive workplace policies and practices dedicated to further equality in their workplace
  • A commitment to providing a supportive learning environment
  1. What are the benefits of doing the internship as opposed to a bootcamp or university?
    Bootcamps and tertiary qualifications are great, however we realise that not everyone:
    - Learns best in a classroom (despite practical elements that might be woven into the course) and;
    - Has the financial ability to pay for an immersive, or has the time commitment to leave work unpaid to study

So we’ve created an option where you can crack into your tech career by learning on the job, with the possibility to step into a paid role once the internship is complete.

  1. How is the internship structured?
    - The program will require you to work on-site (unless remote working is approved by the industry partner) at the organisation you are placed with
    - You will also spend one day per month working at CLG HQ (either in person or virtually)

  2. How can I be sure the internship will be worth it?
    Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in life and the value the internship will provide will depend on the goals of the individual.
    If you take the program seriously, engage actively with the challenges you’re presented, and use your CLG Mentor as a guide throughout the program, you’ll experience huge personal growth and set yourself on an exciting and successful career path, full of opportunities.
    Organisations are participating because they are seeking talented individuals to join their tech team, so there is high likelihood you’ll end the program with a job offer. This means sidestepping traditional barriers to entry such as student loans and financial constraints, and starting your career in a great job and company with a competitive salary.

Flexible internship with leading tech company + professional development support with CLG = Foundation for a successful career. No student loan required.
 

For Industry Partners

  1. What does the CLG Mentor do?
    They offer additional support and training to the intern for the duration of the program. Once per month, the intern will work with the CLG team (either in-person or virtually); this day will be spent working on projects or tasks, one-on-one meetings between mentor and intern, and participate in training sessions.
    We’ll stay in touch with you throughout the program, and will be guided by you as to any particular areas you’d like us to work on with the intern. In addition, CLG will have a structured program that interns will be taken through that will focus on building relevant skills needed to thrive in a tech career. These topics may include:

  • Business writing, powerpoint and keynote, public speaking, persuasive communication, giving and receiving feedback, time management, critical problem solving, leadership, imposter syndrome and team dynamics.

  1. What qualifications or experience do CLG mentors hold?
    CLG mentors are industry experts and leading practitioners. They come from diverse backgrounds from across the globe with several years experience working in technical roles in a variety of industries. All have experience in education and workshop facilitation.

  2. Are there any fees to participate?
    Organisations will pay a program fee to cover the costs associated with running the internship program. The fee is dependent on the duration of the internship, with costs starting from $500 for 3-months.
    The fee is payable at the time the intern commences. No fee is payable if the organisation does not appoint an intern.
    If the organisation decides to hire the intern at the conclusion of the internship, organisations will not be required to pay any placement fees.

  3. What does the fee cover?
    - Advertising of the internship
    - Screening of interns
    - Monthly mentoring with CLG mentor

  4. What’s the screening process for the interns?
    Interns will have:
    - A strong desire to learn and passion for technology
    - Strong communication skills, high emotional intelligence and maturity

  5. Will the industry partner review the intern before they receive a position?
    The industry partner will have the ability to take the intern through their own recruitment process and the intern will need to be successful (at the complete discretion of the industry partner) before they are formally offered a position.

  6. What is the salary of the intern and who pays this?
    The salary is dependent on the role and industry the intern is receiving, this can change dependent on the award. Industry Partners are advised to seek employment advice as to the appropriate training wage and how the intern is employed.
    It is the responsibility of Industry Partners to pay the salary.

  7. What level of experience will the interns have?
    Interns will have limited exposure or experience in tech - however they will have a base level knowledge of coding. They might be a recent university or immersive/bootcamp graduate, or they might be self taught and seeking a career change.

  8. What is the benefit for our organisation becoming an Industry Partner?
    Code Like a Girl screens organisations to understand their commitment to gender diversity. Organisations selected are therefore recognised as industry-leading for their commitment to furthering equal representation and equality in their organisations
    - Reduce time spent on advertising and screening entry level roles
    - Extend their applicant reach to those in the CLG community and recruit from a diverse pool of applicants

  9. What is required of the industry partner?
    We select industry partners who are committed to gender equality in their working
    It is your responsibility to:
    - Abide by relevant employment law
    - Provide a supportive and enriching learning environment
    - Assign staff who will provide the intern with mentoring, training and supervision
    - Provide a meaningful role and work that the intern can complete