Australian Embassy

Media Release - 06/8/2015

Businesses in Vietnam invited to host Australian interns 


Businesses in Vietnam, among other countries in the region, are invited to participate in the New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network recently launched by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP.

The New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network connects Australian universities and students with businesses and organisations across the Indo-Pacific region. By registering to be a Network member, companies and organisations operating in Vietnam can tap into a diverse talent pool of young Australian university students.

The Network website allows organisations to register their interest in offering work placements to New Colombo Plan students studying in the region. Also on this website, universities and New Colombo Plan students can access opportunities offered by registered organisations.

“The internships will help young Australians better understand Vietnam, as well as further deepen economic and trade ties, institutional partnerships and people-to-people links between our two countries,” said Australian Ambassador to Vietnam HE Mr. Hugh Borrowman.

Potential host organisations in Vietnam are invited to visit the New Colombo Plan business site ( for more information and register their interest in providing internship and mentorship opportunities for New Colombo Plan students.

The New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network is a key part of the New Colombo Plan, a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to increase the number of Australians studying part of their degree in the region to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Asia and build people-to-people ties.

Vietnam joined the New Colombo Plan in 2015 and over 160 Australian undergraduates have already studied in Vietnam under the Plan this year.
For further information, please contact Ms Vu Binh Chau, Communication Officer, Australian Embassy at Tel: 04 3774 0216 or Email: [email protected].