Australian Internships (AI) is proud to be recognised as the global leader of internship program providers. With more than 25 years’ experience, AI has established a long term quality reputation and is proud to be the preferred internship provider for most leading Australian universities. We offer internships in almost all academic disciplines for candidates from over 90 countries around the world!

What can I participate in?

Program 1: Domestic In-Person Professional Internship Program

The Professional Internship Program offers candidates an opportunity to gain professional work experience and improve career opportunities in almost all academic fields and a wide range of industries in Brisbane and Sydney.

It is aimed at candidates seeking work experience/internship positions in Australia. An internship is a great way to gain exposure into the professional work environment and develop professional workplace skills - communication, professional behavior &  knowledge, computer & technology, industry-specific skills, project-related skills & employability-enhancing activities.

Program 2: Domestic Virtual Professional Internship Program

The Virtual Internship Program offers students and young professionals an opportunity to gain work experience within an Australian company in a remote professional setting under the supervision of a mentor. Interns get involved in real projects as assigned by the host organisation, in different fields and industries. A virtual internship is a great way to start your career,  improve your skills, be involved in real projects and receive mentorship from experienced professionals all with flexible hours.

Australian Internships offer in-person or virtual internships in the following fields
  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Science
  • Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning
  • Biotechnology and Biomedical
  • Building and Construction
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Management and Commerce
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Community and Social Work
  • Computer and Data Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Finance
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Promotion
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Legal Services
  • Logistics and Transport
  • Marketing
  • Media and Advertising
  • Mining
  • Project Management
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Further information can be found on the Australian Internships website.

Application Instructions

All applicants must meet the UQ Internship Eligibility Criteria and any other criteria as outlined by the host organisation. Students are required to apply to both UQ and Australian Internships via the buttons below.

Students will receive access to their Internships Workflow once their application is approved by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. 

Students will receive access to their Internships Workflow once their application is approved by the Internships and Global Experiences Team.

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Costs & Inclusions

The program fee is approximately AUD $2000

This cost includes:

  • Orientation sessions – An introduction to Australian workplace culture
  • Regular career and soft skill related webinars / training sessions
  • Internship program includes placement services 
  • English speaking supervisor 
  • Safety Packs are given to all interns prior to holiday periods with valuable information on safe options for travel, swimming, driving, fires etc. Copies available upon request.
  • Monthly Newsletters – Every month an Intern Newsletter is sent out keeping interns up-to-date with local events with relevant program information. Partner Newsletters and Host Organisation Newsletters are also distributed quarterly.
  • Intern Tips – Intern Tips are provided to interns on a regular basis with information on how to get the best out of the internship program and further develop skills in the Australian workplace
  • 24/7 Emergency Support – Australian Internships provides a support line for emergencies that may arise outside of office hours.


  • Australia - If required (fees apply).


Funding is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Funding should not be a factor when developing your budget and should only be considered supplementary financial support if awarded. 

Applicants will be considered for only one grant per application round.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an internship, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 15 April 2024

Program Dates

Start: 17 June 2024
End: 19 July 2024


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: In-person & Virtual
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Internship Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the internship application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.

Information Sessions