There are a number of different opportunities to be involved in virtual internship opportunities during the summer and winter breaks. Below are details on the providers that have been approved as Student Employability Centre (SEC) Internship opportunities, and details on the opportunities they offer.

Applications for Summer 2020/2021 are NOW OPEN!

6. The Intern Group Virtual Internships

Who are The Intern Group?

Since 2011, The Intern Group has organized international internship programs for thousands of students from around the world, in 14 global cities and in virtual experiences online.

The virtual internship program includes a remote placement in a host company with English-speaking supervisor, career development resources, access to exclusive live-streamed talks and Q&A's with business leaders, and other extra features.

What can I participate in?

The Intern Group offer a range of virtual internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors including:

  • Business
  • Finance and Accounting
  • PR & Marketing
  • Journalism, Publishing & Media
  • NGO and non-profit
  • IT & Computer Science

Further information on each virtual internship can be found on The Intern Group website.

Costs & Inclusions

USD $2,990 (approx. AUD $4,200) 

If you are a student in Australia receiving Youth Allowance, you are eligible for a USD $500 discount off any of our programs.

This cost includes:

  1. Virtual internship placement in your chosen career field
  2. Minimum 25 hours per week of remote work-based experience
  3. Professional DISC assessment of your workplace behaviour profile
  4. Welcome & orientation sessions with The Intern Group and the host company
  5. Remote working support & tutorials
  6. Career advancement training & resources
  7. Access to The Intern Group's exclusive live-streamed talks and Q&A's with business leaders
  8. Exit interview/debrief with TIG staff
  9. A session with a professional career coach
  10. Lifetime membership in The Intern Group's worldwide alumni network.
  11. A certificate of completion from The Intern Group upon completing the final evaluation survey at the end of the program


When you submit an internship application, you are automatically considered for a AUD $750 grant supporting short-term internship participants.

To be considered you must have uploaded your Host Organisation Acceptance Letter by 8 November 2020.

There is no additional application required.

If you have already submitted an application for the Employability Grant for your 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.


To participate in a The Intern Group virtual internship program, you must;

1. Be actively enrolled into a UQ program and courses*,
2. Not due to graduate at the end of the semester of application*,
3. Have a minimum GPA of 4 and a record of steady academic achievement, and
4. Meet all other criteria as outlined by the host organisation.

*Due to the evolving situation of COVID-19, students may be considered for participation in this program if they are not currently enrolled. Students who are due to graduate at the end of semester 2, 2020 are also eligible to apply, although they may not be eligible for UQ Insurance while undertaking their internship. These exceptions are for this round of applications only.

How do I apply?

Please apply to both UQ and The Intern Group as below:

Application deadlines vary depending on your program start date:

Program Start Dates Application Deadline
23 November 2020 25 October 2020*
30 November 2020 1 November 2020*
7 December 2020 8 November 2020*
14 December 2020 15 November 2020*
11 January 2021 13 December 2020*
18 January 2021 20 December 2020*

Applications to UQ

Application deadlines vary. Please check the table above.*

Apply to UQ

Applications to The Intern Group

Application deadlines vary. Please check the table above.*

Apply to The Intern Group

*Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Key Dates

Summer Break Period, 2020/2021

Start: 22 November 2020
End: 19 February 2021

UQ Application Dates

Open: 3 August 2020
Close: Varied dependent on provider

Internships must start and end within the dates specify above

Information Session

Learn more about the program opportunities before you apply by attending the provider information sessions below!

Upcoming sessions

There are currently no upcoming information sessions.


Past session recordings

Forage (previously InsideSherpa) Virtual Experience Programs | Thursday 13 August | Session recording

NEXSTEP Virtual Internships | Monday 17 August | Session recording

World Endeavors Virtual International Internships | Tuesday 25 August |  Session recording

Pagoda Projects Remote Internships | Wednesday 26 August | Session recording

CISaustralia Virtual Internships | Thursday 10 September | Session recording

The Intern Group Virtual Internships | Thursday 17 September | Session recording

Virtual Internship Partners | Tuesday 22 September | Session recording

ISA Global Remote Internships in Spain | Tuesday 29 September | Session recording

Practera Nano Industry Projects | Tuesday 13 October | Session recording

International Internships Virtual Mobility Programs | Wednesday 28 October  | Session recording

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Student Employability 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

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