Internships and Work Placements


Build your professional skills and gain practical workplace experience by completing an internship. An internship is an excellent way to develop professional skills and confidence in a work setting. In some instances you can gain real exposure to your industry which can significantly enhance your employability.

UNSW Careers portal

Log in to the careers portal to access the main jobs board for UNSW students which is updated daily with hundreds of casual, professional, volunteer and paid opportunities including internships.

UNSW Advantage opportunities

Many of these internships have been approved by UNSW Advantage as eligible for recognition on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

Other great opportunities

Paid and volunteer internships

Paid internships are very competitive, as students are employed and paid to work for a company in an entry-level position. Many companies, both locally and overseas, also offer students at UNSW the opportunity to work voluntarily for a company or organization to gain experience.

Internships for academic credit


Many faculties such as FASS, Engineering and Law offer discipline-specific opportunities available for their students that you may count towards your degree program. Please consult your faculty for further information.

FASS students

Students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) have the option to enrol in a degree credit vocational placement course during second or third year. The program provides an exciting opportunity to put theory into practice and gain valuable professional experience.

Overseas research (practicum) exchange

Gain research experience at a partner university. You might be able to include this experience in your research work at UNSW.

Overseas opportunities

UNSW students who secure overseas internships should Register their Travel.

UNSW does not presently endorse any specific third party provider programs. All programs involved some degree of risk to participants. Students are advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.

For opportunities see: