Domestic Internships take advantage of the opportunities and experiences offered by organisations, within Australia. Students can participate in either specific internship projects, or the daily activities of the organisation. This offers an opportunity for learning how to work in the industry, to experience what it is like to be part of professional teams and to set a sense for real industry challenges.

 

1. Outcome.Life: Domestic Internships

Applications for Outcome.Life have closed for Winter 2021

 

Who are Outcome.Life?

Outcome.Life is an Australian internship placement provider that partners with leading companies, start-ups and industries across Australia to place University students and graduates into internships.  Our mission is to enhance the employment outcomes for graduates by providing them access to practical experience.

In a highly competitive graduate market, students that have some practical experience have an advantage over their peers when applying for jobs. In the post COVID-19 era, this has never been more important.

Internships provide students with that valuable practical experience and our job, at Outcome.life, is to place you into a meaningful internship and support you through this very important initial stage of your career development.

Our diverse range of host companies are eager to bring young and enthusiastic team members into their businesses for a mutually beneficial experience. This is not a simulated environment, but a real-life experience designed to launch your career and provide you with a competitive advantage.

What can I participate in?

For further information on Outcome.Life and our programs (including Remote Internships), please visit - outcome.life

Domestic internships 2021 – COVID notice

UQ will make every effort to offer internship opportunities as advertised. However, the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, including changes to Government health restrictions that may be implemented during the coming months, could result in changes to the availability or mode of internships (i.e. face to face internships may transition to virtual experiences). We continue to strive to ensure a range of internships and other employability opportunities remain accessible to students as far as is safe and practicable. For further information and ongoing updates refer to https://about.uq.edu.au/coronavirus/students.

Before you travel you must complete an online Travel Declaration (as part of your UQ Domestic and Virtual Internship Application Workflow). A Travel Declaration must be completed for activities that require:

  • travel more than 50km from your usual place of residence; and
  • an overnight stay (minimum of one night)

The Declaration outlines your responsibilities while engaging in this travel and provides information on the UQ processes in place to ensure your safety and support while engaging in your internship. By completing the Travel Declaration you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and accepted these responsibilities.

UQ continues to provide all students with appropriate and relevant insurances during their internships (i.e. professional liability and WorkCover). However, UQ does not have travel insurance coverage for any claims relating to COVID-19 for domestic travel booked after 4pm (AEDT) on 2 March 2020.

Costs & Inclusions

UQ students who participate in the Outcome.Life internship program for Winter 2021 will pay the following fees:

  • All internships other than Engineering or Architecture: AUD $1,250 (Standard Fee is AUD $2,000)
  • Engineering or Architecture: AUD $1,750 (Standard Fee is AUD $2,800)

The internship fee can be made via a Payment Plan, which can be discussed upon application.

This cost includes:

  1. Provision of work experience placement with an Outcome.Life host company.
  2. Attendance to all compliance requirements and mapped of learning outcomes.
  3. The placement timing will be aligned to UQ’s requirements.
  4. Minimum 25 hours per week of work-based experience (3 days per week)
  5. Placement is designed to enhance employability and to develop key technical and interpersonal skills within a business environment collaborating with your area of study.
  6. Extensive pastoral care program to ensure that you are getting the most out of your internship.

The following services will also be provided for UQ students:

  1. A Pre-Internship consultation with an Outcome.Life consultant
  2. Interns will be provided with Training Plans indicating roles and responsibilities within the internship as well as Learning Outcomes relevant to the role
  3. Resume & LinkedIn advice
  4. Interview preparation training
  5. Upon completion of the internship, Outcome.Life will provide a certificate of completion

What do past participants have to say?

Below are stories of previous interns who completed a program with Outcome.Life.

  • Joyce completed an Internship as an Investment Advisor with Pitcher Partners in Melbourne. Listen to Joyce's story here.
  • Durga started his internship with Mentorloop and after 2 months was offered a full-time position with the organisation. Listen to Durga's story here.
  • Emily began their internship journey with Prime Accounting, finding an employment role waiting for them at the end of her opportunity. Listen to Emily's story here.

Funding

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 deadline indicated on the relevant program information page.  

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. 

Eligibility

To participate in a Virtual or Domestic Internship, you must meet a number of eligibility criteria. Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria before applying for your internship. 

To be eligible to participate in an internship you must:

  • select an experience from the supported experiences list
  • be actively enrolled into a UQ program and courses*
  • not due to graduate at the end of the semester of application*
  • have completed at least six (6) units at UQ in your current UQ program
  • have a minimum GPA of 4 and a record of steady academic achievement
  • meet any other published eligibility requirements relevant to the nominated short-term experience

HDR students must contact the Graduate School before submitting your application to UQ. 

Due to the evolving situation of COVID-19, students may be considered for participation in this program if they are not currently enrolled.

Students who are due to graduate at the end of semester 1, 2021 are also eligible to apply, although they may be ineligible for UQ Insurance while undertaking their internship. These exceptions are for this round of applications only.

It is your responsibility to confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria and complete the relevant application procedure with your preferred host. The experience host is responsible for making the final decision on your eligibility to participate in the internship.

How do I apply?

To receive support from UQ for your Internship Experience (which may include access to insurance and funding) you must submit your online application and supporting documentation (see notes below) to the Internships and Global Experiences Team.

You must agree to UQ's Global Experiences Terms and Conditions when you submit your application.

You can only submit one application per application round. If you are unsure which internship you wish to apply to, speak with an Internships and Global Experiences Coordinator

To apply to UQ for your nominated experience, attach the following documents to your online application:

  1. Your UQ studies report (downloaded from mySI-net)
  2. Any additional supporting application documents (if requested) for your nominated experience (see notes under “Eligibility and application” section of each experience webpage). 

All applicants must meet the UQ Internships Eligibility Criteria (as stated above) and any other criteria as outlined by the host organisation. Students must apply to both UQ and World Endeavors via the links below.

 

Applications for Outcome.Life have closed for Winter 2021.

Key Dates

Winter Break Period 2021

Start: 20 June 2021
End: 25 July 2021

Internships must start and end within the dates specified above

Application Deadlines

UQ: 30 April 2021
Host: 31 March 2021

Information Session

Learn more about the program opportunities before you apply by attending the provider information sessions below!

Upcoming sessions

Outcome.Life Domestic Internships (Brisbane) | Monday 31 August | Session recording

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Student Employability 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

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