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. 


Information for employers

 Contextualise your studies

 Gain workplace experience

 Build your professional network

Find opportunities

The Internships and Global Experiences Team offers a range of domestic, virtual and global internship opportunities to UQ students.
Experiences supported by local or overseas government organisation that you can consider.
A taste of a virtual internship, Forage offer free virtual experience programs that are self-paced and take 5-6 hours to complete.
The University of Queensland, in conjunction with a number of global internship providers, are offering you the opportunity to participate in global virtual internship in semester 2, 2022 on a part-time basis. Successful students will be placed with an overseas host organisation to complete their internship virtually.
The internship program is a volunteer extra-curricular program and is offered during the Summer and Winter breaks.
Work on a 2-week real-world business experience, via virtual collaboration with your student team, and client.
Participate in a 3-week, extra-curricular program where student teams work collaboratively to deliver a consulting project for a Government Agency, Business or Nonprofit organisation while being supported by an industry mentor.
We aim to strengthen the connection between students and employers, and contribute to further enhancing inclusion in the workplace.

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.  

For students studying in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, please email to apply for unpaid work experience.

For students studying in the Faculty of Science, submit your Unpaid work experience registration form, signed by you and your work experience supervisor, via the Self Placement submission link on your InPlace dashboard.

Download the Registration Form

How to prepare

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