Internship FAQs


For Interns:

Admission:

  1. What is the application process?
    Step 1: Complete the application form
    Step 2: CLG review your application into the program
    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 to 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. Simply sill in the application form online again. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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)
    • Has the financial ability to pay for an immersive, or has the time commitment to leave work unpaid to study. 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.

  4. 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 with the CLG team at our working days (either in person or virtually).

  5. 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 with, use our learning platform to continue to improve our skills, take on feedback, 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 a 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. How do the intern group mentoring days work?
    • It is held once a month, usually, on the 1st Friday of each month.
    • It's a day you'll need to pencil in your diary to allow your CLG intern to attend and spend the day with us (either in-person or virtually).
    • The day consists of 2 sessions, where industry experts and leading practitioners share their knowledge with the interns. It focuses on professional development and practical hands-on technical training.

  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. It is $1,200 for 3-months and $2,000 for 6-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, then a placement fee is charged.

  3. What does the fee cover?
    • Advertising and promotion of the internship program
    • Screening & management of interns
    • Organising and running the monthly working days

  4. What’s the screening process for the interns?
    Interns will have:
    • A strong desire to learn and a passion for technology
    • Strong communication skills, high emotional intelligence and maturity
    • A base level of coding knowledge

  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 intern's 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 of 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

  10. Our organisation has never had an intern before and we're not sure what the intern should do?
    Having an intern previously is not a prerequisite and CLG will be happy to assist and provide guidance as you prepare to host your first intern. Some common tasks an intern could complete:
    • Testing
    • Attending client meetings
    • Template worK
    • Project work

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