NEXSTEP?

NEXSTEP was voted 2017’s most innovative internship program by goabroad.com for its Virtual Internship Initiative. As companies transition to remote work structures, it is clear that our work reality has changed and the lasting impact of how work will be conducted online makes a virtual internship experience life-changing and future-ready for the next generation of leaders like yourself.

As student are not able to travel abroad, we should not limit their access to gaining work experience in an international context, therefore a creative learning structure for virtual internships combines both global engagements with real-world project-based experience.

Additionally, as companies adapt to their remote work structures, it is likely the coronavirus pandemic will be having a lasting impact on how work is conducted around the world. As such, utilising this time to building up experience of remote working is criterial to preparing our next generation of leaders for this new way of working.

More information regarding the program can be found here.

Grants

When you submit an internship application, you are automatically considered for either:

(1) New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Funding of AUD $1,125. To be considered for the New Colombo Plan Mobility Funding, you must meet the funding criteria. This includes approval from your faculty to receive credit for your experience, which must be confirmed no later than 8 November 2020.

(2) Virtual Short-term Experiences Grant of AUD $750. To be considered you must have uploaded your Host Organisation Acceptance Letter no later than 8 November 2020.

There is no additional application required.

If you have already submitted an application for the Employability Grant for your summer 2020/2021 internship, you will receive an email to advise that your application will be withdrawn and that you will be automatically considered for the short-term internship grant instead. Please note that you cannot receive two types of funding for the same experience.

Grants are limited and may be awarded by a selection committee on the basis of:

  • academic merit
  • academic progression as provided at the time of application
  • in consideration of other scholarships awarded to the student
  • applicants will be considered for only one grant from the Student Employability Centre per application round

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met.

Students who are due to graduate at the end of semester 2, 2020 will not be eligible for this grant.