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Secondary School Work Experience

Footscray, Victoria, Australia

Have you ever wanted to see the inner workings of the worlds most loved travel brand?

If you are a secondary student with a passion for travel and creating amazing experiences, this opportunity could be for you.

We are currently taking applications for our 2014 Secondary School Work Experience Program based in our office in Melbourne, Australia. This program provides an opportunity for 8 lucky students to join the Lonely Planet family for a week in 2014, allowing them to work alongside our amazing people and get amongst our content & images.

But, be warned… This week doesn’t come without its challenges, so don’t expect to be just shredding papers and filing – this is no ordinary work experience program! Be prepared to have your brain stretched, allow your imagination to flourish and explore opportunities never thought possible.

To be eligible for the program you must be an Australian secondary school student, currently studying year 10 or 11. Applications from international or tertiary students cannot be accepted – please check out our Work For Us page to see general employment opportunities.


We have two intakes in 2014:

23rd – 27th June

15th – 19th  September

The hours are 9.30am-3.30pm, Monday to Friday and will be based at our Footscray office.


To apply, please click on “Apply for this position” below to submit the following documents

  • Your cover letter, detailing why you wish to participate in work experience at Lonely Planet and which of the above dates you are available
  • Your resume, showing work experience and education


Due to the amazing amount of interest we receive in our work experience program, unfortunately we aren’t able to contact all applicants.

Successful applicants will be contacted in late February 2014.

Good luck!!