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.



What can I participate in?

Program 1: Domestic In-Person Internship

Work for an Australian host organisation on-site with face-to-face engagement with your supervisor and host team, participation in meetings, events and work relevant to your internship experience. Students applying for a domestic in-person internship will be expected to attend the host organisation's office in-person for the agreed times and dates of the internship experience.

Program 2: Domestic Virtual Internship

Completing a domestic virtual internship with InternMatch will allow you to work directly with an Australian host organisation from the comfort of your own home. You will still have the opportunity to engage directly with your supervisor and to attend relevant meetings or events, but virtually.

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Marketing

For further information on InternMatch and our programs, please visit - InternMatch

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 InternMatch via the buttons below.

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 InternMatch 

Costs & Inclusions

UQ students who participate in the InternMatch internship program for Winter 2024 will pay the following fees:

  • All internships excluding Engineering: AUD $1,250 
  • Engineering: AUD $1,750 

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 InternMatch 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 24 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 InternMatch 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. Insurance
  6. Upon completion of the internship, InternMatch will provide a certificate of completion


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.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

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: 14 April 2024
Host: 30 April 2024

Program Dates

Start: 17 June 2024
End: 19 July 2024


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: In-Person or 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