Australia’s luckiest interns on the Gold Coast

WHILE many university students will spend their holiday internships behind a desk, answering phones and doing coffee runs, photography student Angeliqa Jonsson’s internship with Gold Coast based travel provider Experience Oz will see her travelling to Australia’s most iconic locations, including the Gold Coast.

Angeliqa was chosen from thousands of applications for the 14 day experience, dubbed Australia’s Ultimate Internship, travelling over 3000kms on a fully paid, once-in-a-lifetime working adventure.

The internship includes 14 days of paid travel, stopping in Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Sydney and Melbourne, with all expenses valued at $20,000 including accommodation, experiences, car hire, flights and most meals. Best of all, the internship allows Angeliqa to bring three friends as fellow interns along for the ride.


Whilst on the Gold Coast, the interns will be experiencing a number of attractions including the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Q1 Skypoint Climb, Dracula’s Cabaret & Restaurant, whale watching, jet boating and visiting theme parks – to name a few.

Experience Oz General Manager Clint Gudenswager said the ultimate internship, which kicked off in Cairns on Monday 14 July, wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to the Gold Coast.

“How could an itinerary for the best of the East Coast miss out the Gold Coast?” Mr Gudenswager said.

“With spectacular beaches, famous thrill rides and scenic rainforests right on its doorstep, the Gold Coast really encapsulates some of the country’s best attractions and experiences.

“The Coast’s natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle and stunning coastline make it one of Australia’s favourite tourism destinations.”

Angeliqa says from the moment her friend Samui Reid, a fellow student at Sydney’s CATC Design School, tipped her off about the internship, she has thought of nothing else.

“When Samui showed me the information I thought ‘Yes! This is for me’,” Ms Jonsson said.

“I put a lot of work into the application and then just hoped for the best. The funny thing is, Samui never got around to putting her application in.

“When they called me to say I had been chosen I couldn’t believe it; I have never been more excited,” she says.

The interns kick started their adventure in Cairns on July 14 and will finish up in Sydney on July 28. You can follow their journey including their experiences, stories and photos at