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Specialist & International WIL

The University of Canberra provides students the opportunity to undertake exciting Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs to complement your study. Traverse the globe and gain some experience in Thailand or Washington, or find out what specialist programs you can get involved in right here. Contact the WIL Team for more information.

Knowledge Exchange Placement (KEP) scholarships are offered to high-performing students eligible to apply for this 12 credit-point program. Internships are advertised through CareerHub, and through your Faculty course convenors. 

This program sees successful students receive a monetary scholarship to undertake a full time semester long internship in the host organisations workplace. You will undertake a special project and be a full time member of the team. More information on how to be a part of this program, speak with your Course Convenor or contact the UC Engagement Office.

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Team are able to assist you with your applications for the Knowledge Exchange Placement Program. Please contact the WIL Team, or visit CareerHub to find a drop-in session or bookable appointment for assistance.

Scholarships- International Internships

The University of Canberra has previously coordinated a cross discipline Internship program to Thailand- allowing students to access scholarships from the Australian Government Asia Bound Grants. 12 lucky students took part in a 4 week intensive program in Bangkok, Thailand. Read about the amazing experience here.

Keep an eye on this page for news in relation to upcoming scholarships for overseas Internships.

Uni-Capital Washington Internship (UCWIP) 

The Uni- Capital Washington Internship (UCWIP) internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in the US Congress while living in Washington DC. This fantastic opportunity is available to University of Canberra undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of study at the time of departure. Successful applicants will be awarded a placement at a participating Congressional Office. Students will work full-time, performing administrative and substantive duties.

For more information visit the UCWIP Facebook Page. Alternatively, students are directed to contact the Arts & Design Faculty or the Study Abroad & Exchange Office.

The United States (US) Embassy in Canberra partners with the University of Canberra (UC) to offer a Foreign National Student Internship Program. UC Students are able to gain experience working alongside the Embassy's American and Australian employees in the following areas:

  • Canberra Greening Initiative (CGI)
  • Economics 
  • Public Affairs/Public Diplomacy
  • Management/Business

Interested in this program? Email the WIL team for an information pack.

Stepping Into... Internship Program

Stepping Into is a paid internship program designed specifically for university students with disability. The program is one of mutual benefit for both employers and students and is coordinated by the Australian Network on Disability (AND).

Students benefit significantly through gaining experience of the job application and interview process, developing a network of contacts within a professional organisation, and gaining valuable paid work experience which they can include on their resumes, and having the opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge.

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Team are able to assist you with your applications for the Stepping Into...Internship Program. Please contact the WIL Team, or visit CareerHub to find a drop-in session or bookable appointment for assistance.

CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program

 CareerTrackers is a national non-profit organisation that creates internship opportunities for Indigenous university students. 

CareerTrackers University 10x10 Initiative is a 10 year agreement signed with CareerTrackers and the University of Canberra. The overarching principle of this initiative is to formalise the pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students into experiential learning opportunities and to work closely with CareerTrackers to achieve our mutual goal of improving the educational outcomes for Indigenous students.

To find out more information, please visit the CareerTrackers Webpage.

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Team are able to assist you with your applications. Please contact the WIL Team, or visit CareerHub to find a drop-in session or bookable appointment for assistance.

The University of Canberra Social Enterprise Hub provides support to businesses in Canberra who are looking to combine commercial trade with an impactful social mission.

A full list of all ‘UC Social Enterprise Hub’ opportunities are available in CareerHub. Examples of partners we currently work with include

  • Community Market Garden,
  • Pegasus ACT,
  • Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation,
  • Multicultural Employment Services,
  • Healthy Food Group,
  • L'Arche Genesaret  and many more.

Students and employers interested in taking part in the Social Enterprise Hub should email Cindy Mitchell.

Gain valuable employability skills and work in a team to develop solutions for local businesses.

UC is calling for Expressions of Interest from 3rd year Business, Tourism, Marketing, Communications, Advertising and Graphic Design students to be a part of an exciting academic team project program.

Working with local businesses you will:

  • work in a team to develop solutions for real clients;
  • have the opportunity to network with business executives;
  • showcase your skills to future employers;
  • gain valuable employability skills.

Projects are yet to be finalised, however they will be diverse and may encapsulate student teams working to create:

  • a new advertising and marketing strategy for a local business;
  • a new international marketing strategy;
  • or the development of a communications or re-branding strategy.

This program will work over semester 1 (supported by a 3rd year academic unit-elective), with the possibility of securing a scholarship to undertake an internship over Winter Term. To be eligible you must:

  • be in your final year in one of the discipline's listed above;
  • have a 3cpt open elective unit to utilise. We will work with you and your faculty/course convenor on an appropriate unit for selection;
  • be enthusiastic and ready to learn lots of new skills!

Please email wil@canberra.edu.au for more information.

Fast track your career with a paid work placement with PwC.

An exciting new internship opportunity with PwC Canberra for Business, Government & Law (BGL, and Information Technology (IT) Students.

PwC has partnered with the University of Canberra to offer an exciting Internship opportunity! The Industry Based Learning (IBL) program is designed to integrate directly with the university curriculum – yes, this means you will be awarded full credit points towards your degree at completion of the program! Throughout this 6 month paid work placement, you’ll be given a broad range of opportunities to learn and develop key consulting skills that you will then apply in real client environments. Graduate with an enhanced skill set and invaluable experience that will see you enter the workforce completely client ready!

For more information on this program, and how you can get involved, please email wil@canberra.edu.au.