Australian Internships (AI) is proud to be recognised as the global leader of internship program providers. With more than 20 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?

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 to the professional work environment and develop professional workplace skills in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • IT

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.

  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

Program fee is approximately AUD $2,008This includes an application fee of approximately AUD $500. 

This cost includes:

  • Application Fee
  • Insurance
  • Orientation sessions – An introduction to Australian workplace culture
  • Emergency Support – Australian Internships provides a support line for emergencies that may arise outside of office hours
  • 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
  • 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


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.

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: 15 April 2022
Host: 19 March 2022

Program Dates

Start: 22 June 2022
End: 22 July 2022


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: In-person
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