CISaustralia is dedicated to providing university students with innovative, high-quality, short-term overseas internship experiences while promoting global awareness, inspiring personal growth, and developing engaged world citizens. CISaustralia internships provide students with the opportunity to cultivate professional skills and gain work experience in the field of their choice. When partnered with a business or organisation, interns participate in the daily activities of that business, working on specific projects and tasks designed to give participants invaluable experience in their area of interest while working in a cross-cultural team.

CISaustralia offer a range of internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors. UQ students can apply to Internships offered in Singapore and New Zealand in the following fields:

  • Arts and Design
  • Business and Marketing
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Media
  • Human Rights
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Social Science and Humanities

Further information on this internship can be found on the CISaustralia 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 CISaustralia via the buttons below.

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

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 CISaustralia  


Costs & Inclusions

Program fee is approximately AUD $5,599 - $10,599 depending on the length and location of the internship plus an initial application fee of AUD $95. 

This cost includes:

  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Pre-departure guide and orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation
  • On-site orientation and work induction
  • Program risk matrix and COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Risk Management and Emergency Response Plan
  • CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support – Site Director
  • Reference letter from host company if required
  • CISaustralia Certificate of Participation (available on request)


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: 10 September 2022
Singapore Internship: 120 days prior to commencement
New Zealand Internship: 90 days prior to commencement

Program Dates

Earliest start date : 27 November 2022
Latest end date: 17 February 2023


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: ln-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