The Global Student has developed the In-person Global Internship program that allows students to gain an understanding of Asian workplace culture, together with an overview of their respective industries on a global scale. Interns are provided preparatory program information, an orientation to language and culture, and ongoing cultural and soft skills development throughout the program to ensure they gain the most out of the experience.

Remote Global Internships 

The Global Student offers a range of virtual internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors across Malaysia and Vietnam  in the following fields:

  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Human Resources
  • NGOs
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering, Science
  • Law
  • Design
  • Architecture

Further information on each sector, can be found on the Global Student 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 the Global Student via the buttons below.

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

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 the Global Student



Program fees are approximately AUD $3,695 - $4,715 depending on internship length and location.

The program fee includes:

  • Housing
  • 24/7 on the ground service
  • Airport pick-up
  • Placement services
  • English speaking supervisor 
  • Business, Culture and Social Events
  • Orientation and Welcoming Banquet
  • Welcome Packet with Sim Card included 


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.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

Eligible students will automatically be considered for a $4000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants for The Global Student: In-person Global Internships in Malaysia

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 2, 2022 will not be eligible for this grant. 

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
Host: 10 September 2022

Program Dates

Start: 21 November 2022
End: 17 February 2023


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