While there is no visa specifically for internships, under the Student Visa is a subclass visa called the Training and Research Visa (Subclass 402). It is for people who want to come to Australia temporarily to do occupational training, conduct or observe research as a visiting academic or participate in a professional development program.
The Training and Research visa has three streams:
- Occupational Trainee Stream – is for people who require structured training to either enhance their skills in their current occupation, area of tertiary study or field of expertise
- Research Stream – enables professional academics to visit Australia on a temporary basis, to observe or participate in an Australian research project
- Professional Development Stream – is for professionals, managers or government officials to undertake a professional development training program in Australia.
For more information, visit http://www.immi.gov.au/visas/temporary-visa/402.