NEXSTEP Internships Abroad enables you to participate in work experience overseas. NEXSTEP ensure anyone can participate in an Internship Program according to their own availability, goals, dreams and personal limitations. The team provide participants with personal and professional enrichment through unique in-country social network experiences, career advice, one-on-one support as well as opportunities to develop professional skills in various internship industries abroad.

What can I participate in?

NEXSTEP offer a range of in-person internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors across Thailand and South Korea,  in the following fields:

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Film & Animation
  • Social
  • Visual Design

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

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

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 NEXSTEP  


Costs & Inclusions

Program fee is approximately AUD $4,490 - $6,490 depending on the length of the internship. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host website.

This cost includes:

  • 24/7 on the ground service
  • Airport pick-up
  • Visa support & Insurance
  • English speaking supervisor
  • Business, Culture and Social Events
  • Orientation and Welcoming Banquet
  • Welcome Packet with Sim Card included
  • Minimum 24 hours per week of work-based experience
  • Resume Review
  • Interview Preparation
  • Personal Branding Workbook
  • Comprehensive Gateway to Future of Work Orientation
  • Weekly Feedback touchpoints
  • Personal NEXSTEP Program Advisor
  • Network with students & professionals

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 September 2021
Host: 30 September 2021

Program Dates
6 Week Session

Start: 03 January 2022
End: 11 February 2022

12 Week Hybrid Session

Start: 22 November 2021*
End: 11 February 2022

*Students will commence the 12 Week Hybrid Session virtually. In-person global experiences will be promoted on a conditional basis and only for experiences starting from January 2022.  


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

Past Information Session Recordings:

NEXSTEP Internships | April 2021 | Session recording