Let The Global Student help you make the leap from campus to corporate through programs that deliver increased employability outcomes through transformative experience and cultural understanding while meeting academic requirements.

Global Internships 

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

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Communications and Events Management
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Hospitatility and Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Courts & Criminal Justice
  • NGOs
  • Performing Arts
  • Health Servies
  • Sports
  • STEM

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.

Students will receive access to their Internships Workflow once their application is approved by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. 




Program fees are approximately AUD $3,695 (6 weeks) - $3,880 (8 weeks) depending on duration.

More information on what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website.

The program fee includes:

  • 40 hours/ 5 days a week. 
  • interview and host matching
  • pre-departure and orientation 
  • accommodation in shared apartments
  • ongoing follow up and support throughout the program
  • networking event/s
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • farewell and debrief
  • certificate on completion
  • welcome and farewell events
  • does not include airfares, airport transfers, local transport, visa costs (where applicable), meals except where stated in the itinerary.


Included: Studio accommodation with private bathroom in a co-living serviced residence concept with shared dining and kitchen space. Located close to the train station (LRT), groceries and eateries.

$200 refundable* security deposit required prior to departure from Australia. Students must sign an a accomodation agreement.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

Eligible students may be granted funding valued at $4,000 AUD for The Global Student: InPerson Internships for 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 1, 2024 will not be eligible for this grant. 


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 2023
Host: 30 September 2023

Program Dates

Start: 18 November 2023
End: 17 February 2024

Start and End dates will differ depedent on which duration selected.

Duration Options are: 6 or 8 weeks.


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