Internships & COVID-19
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Internships are the perfect complement to your academic studies.
They give you the chance to apply the principles and theories you learn in the classroom to real, meaningful work in a professional setting—and that’s just the start.
Bachelor of Science (Laser Physics and Technology) student Annika completed an Internship at Chrysos Corporation.
"I had opportunities to network with professionals from a broad range of disciplines within my host organisation. I was able to present myself with confidence and build a strong network of industry connections."
Internships’ many benefits
Taking an internship will help you:
- build your professional skills and apply your learning in a workplace setting
- gain a competitive edge in the job market by acquiring work experience
- establish your professional network
- enhance your resume
- prepare for future graduate roles
- learn technical skills currently practised in your industry.
Undertaking an internship as a course within your degree is ideal, as it will provide credit towards your final qualification. Each faculty offers its own unique programs and will help you arrange the internship with a suitable host.
You can learn more about your faculty’s offerings, and specific eligibility criteria, at the relevant link below:
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
- Agriculture, Food and Wine Internships
- Computer Science and/or Mathematical Science Internships
- Science Internship Program
It’s important to note that, when you take an internship as a course, a course fee will apply. And you can only take an internship program for credit under a particular course code once.
You’re also welcome to arrange an internship directly with an organisation yourself. In this case you’ll just need to submit the application below to formally register the internship. Rest assured, a self-sourced internship can still earn you credit within a course.
General eligibility criteria
Most internship courses require you to have:
- completed nine units of study in your University of Adelaide degree prior to commencing your internship
- adequate space in your degree program to fit an internship in.
You’ll need your faculty’s approval on the latter, and they may also have other discipline-specific restrictions or requirements (see ‘Faculty-specific internships’ above).
International students are advised to check the conditions of their visa prior to commencing an internship.
If you’re a PhD or Master of Philosophy student, you should speak with your supervisor in the first instance.