Internships and work experience

Expand your practical skillset through work experience

Work experience allows you to apply and contextualise your studies in an organisational environment and gain a competitive edge in the job market. 

This will help you discover workplace processes and communication, build your interpersonal skills and expose you to a new professional network.

 Contextualise your studies


 Gain workplace experience


 Build your professional network

Find opportunities

StudentHub lists a range of internship opportunities for UQ students and graduates.
The internship program is a volunteer extra-curricular program and is offered on the Summer and Winter breaks.
We aim to strengthen the connection between students and employers, and contribute to further enhancing inclusion in the workplace.
The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Industry Student Team Experience Program (UQ-InSTEP) is a student team internship initiative of the UQ Partnerships Committee, which has cross-portfolio representation and responsible for nurturing UQ’s Partnerships.

Unpaid Work Experience

If you are looking to undertake unpaid work experience outside of your required coursework, you and the host organisation must complete the Unpaid Work Experience Registration Form and submit it to your School for approval.   

Download the Registration Form

How to prepare

Listen to advice from employers on how you can best prepare for your placement