CISaustralia is dedicated to providing university students with innovative, high quality, short-term overseas study, intern and volunteer experiences, while promoting global awareness, inspiring personal growth, and developing engaged world citizens.

The opportunity for Australians to combine travel and education has never been greater. CISaustralia provides students with unprecedented global learning opportunities – cultural immersion, stepping out of your comfort zone, experiencing new sights, tastes and sounds.

Through this internship, you will gain professional experience and build your resume while working remotely on projects and tasks that add value to your company or organisation. This experience will be primarily project-based, with either one larger project over the course of the internship or several smaller ongoing assignments. Regardless of how many you undertake, each project will be substantive and you can be sure you are contributing to the organisation in a meaningful way. While this program allows for flexibility and independence, you will also have plenty of guidance and support from a designated supervisor.

CISaustralia will be hosting an information session, especially for UQ students. Join the event to learn more about their program and virtual international internship opportunities! 

Date: Thursday, April 15
Time: 11:00am
Session Details

What can I participate in?

CISaustralia offer a range of virtual internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors. UQ students can apply to Internships offered across China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Africa and the USA 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 each virtual internship can be found on the CISaustralia website.

Note: Students must have access to a personal computer, a reliable internet connection and must be available to be online during the host organisation’s local working hours for bi-weekly check-ins (twice per week) with your supervisor (mornings or evenings as mutually agreed in advance).

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Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ Domestic and Virtual Internship Eligibility Criteria and any other criteria as outlined by the host organisation. Students must apply to both UQ and CISaustralia via the links below.

Apply to UQ  Apply to host 

 

Costs & Inclusions

Depending on the location of the host organisation the program fee will range from AUD $1,699 to AUD $2,299 plus an initial application fee of AUD $95

This cost includes:

  1. Internship placement and supervision
  2. Minimum 25 hours of remote work experience per week
  3. CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  4. Preparation guide and session
  5. Orientation
  6. Cultural workshops
  7. Weekly newsletters including cultural topics, tips and information on professional and personal development
  8. CISaustralia Certificate of Participation (available on request)
  9. Final evaluation provided by your supervisor

Funding

New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grant

Eligible students are considered for one of the five AUD$1,950 New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grants for CISaustralia Virtual Internships in ChinaHong Kong SAR Japan

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline. 

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Students who are due to graduate at the end of semester 1, 2021 will not be eligible for this grant. 

Short-term Experiences Grant

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered for a Short-term Experience Grant. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.  

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Students who are due to graduate at the end of semester 1, 2021 will not be eligible for this grant. 

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: 30 April 2021
Host: 26 April 2021

Program Dates

Start: 20 June 2021
End: 25 July 2021

 

Fast Facts

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

Information Sessions

CISaustralia Virtual Internships | September 2020 | Session recording