Australian Internships is proud to be recognised as the global leader of internship program providers. This opportunity is aimed at candidates seeking work experience/internship positions in Fiji. An internship is a great way to gain exposure into the professional work environment and develop professional workplace skills - communication, professional behaviour &  knowledge, computer & technology, industry-specific skills, project-related skills & employability-enhancing activities.

What can I participate in?

Australian Internships offer a range of in-person internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors in Fiji in the following fields:

  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Construction)
  • Mining

Further information on each sector, 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.

  1. Submit an application to the Internships and Global Experiences Team and
  2. Submit an application to Australian Internships

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

Apply to UQ  Apply to Australian Internships  

 

Costs & Inclusions

The program fee is approximately AUD $2,570. This includes an application fee of approximately AUD $500. 

This cost includes:

  • Application Fee
  • Orientation sessions – An introduction to Fijian workplace culture.
  • A “buddy system” for candidates completing their internship in Fiji whereby students and graduates will be paired with Fijian USP students.
  • Extensive cultural and team-building activities - sports, visits, community outreach, focus groups.
  • Regular career and soft skill-related webinars/training sessions.
  • Safety Packs are given to all interns prior to holiday periods with valuable information on safe options for travel, swimming, driving, fires etc. 
  • 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 furtherdevelop skills in the workplace.
  • Emergency Support – Australian Internships provides a support line for emergencies that may arise outside of office hours.

Funding

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.

Widening Participation Grant

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.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 September 2022
Host: 29 August 2022

Program Dates

Earliest start date: 21 November 2022
Latest end date: 17 February 2023

 

Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Suva, Fiji
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 short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.

Information Sessions