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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

Why not consider adding to your practical experience through an overseas internship? The University of Canberra has secured prestigious New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants for internship programs in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. These programs provide opportunities for students across all university faculties and are delivered in Summer and Winter Terms each year. For more information on these programs please visit the Faculty Led Program page.

If you are looking for an internship in other locations you may like to explore some of the organisations UC has worked with previously that offer a range of internship programs abroad.

ARTBOUND INITIATIVE

ArtBound Initiative is a New York City based agency for individuals seeking professional advancement in the creative fields at an international level. Their mission is to encourage connections between participants, industry leaders and global companies. ArtBound Initiative operate programs in New York, London, Berlin and Hong Kong.

ASIANIA INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY

Asiania International Consultancy (AIC) run out of Thailand, and offer short term mobility, student exchange, and internship programs. AIC provides a variety of choices of education and experience programs in a wide range of ASEAN countries, and is a proud partner of UC.

CIS AUSTRALIA

CIS Australia is dedicated to providing Australians innovative, high quality overseas study, intern and volunteer experiences. CIS currently provide short term mobility and internship opportunities to UC students.

DEGGENDORF UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Deggendorf University in Germany offers a paid Teaching Assistant Internship Program, allowing you to stay for periods of three months or longer .

International internships take time to organise and plan correctly. Please make sure you note application dates and timelines for the programs you are interested in. Students are required to have a strong academic record in order to participate in an endorsed UC international internship program.

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.

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 is working 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.