Internships & Employability

Faculty of the Professions is home to some of the best thinkers from a variety of disciplines ranging from Business and Economics to Law. We prepare students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Internships

An internship is a short-term placement where you spend time with a host organisation. An internship gives you the chance to apply principles and theories learnt in the classroom to a ‘real world’ setting.

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Internships take a number of different forms. Typically internships are 20 days in duration, with exceptions on a case by case basis within a host organisation. These internships are available by application through CareerHub or you can self-source your own internship.

Our newest kind of internship is the virtual internship. Similar to the traditional internship, students are working on real projects with a host organisation, the difference being, the host organisation is based overseas and you will work in teams to deliver the project through online methods such as Skype, Wechat and Slack.

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  • Internship

    Internships are a great way to demonstrate to future employers that you can apply your technical skills effectively in the workplace, interact positively with a range of different colleagues and clients and contribute positively to the day to day operations of their organisation with the guidance of a workplace and academic supervisor.

    • Internships are typically 20 days in duration with exceptions on a case by case basis, usually over a 10 week period (2 days per week).
    • Internships are by application only and students will be selected through a competitive process.
    • You will be required to provide a cover letter, resume and complete an online interview (at least one set of online interview should be submitted before your application is considered).
    • The Professions internship program is for enrolled, current students only.

    If successful in obtaining an internship, students may choose to undertake the program for course credit. Students wishing to take this option must have a free elective within their program. Students cannot enrol into the internship course without an approved internship. For this reason, students will be enrolled into the course by the internships team. Course fees apply.

    • Students may only take 1 internship for course credit within their program.
    • Internships run all year round to meet industry needs.
    • Most internships are unpaid.
    • Students must have a minimum GPA 4.5 to be eligible.
    I was given the opportunity to lead a small team of volunteers, instructing them on what to do, how to do it and when, which has enhanced my leadership skills.Elena Stojanov, Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and International Business); Diploma of Languages (Chinese), Interned at The American Chamber of Commerce.

     

  • Self-sourced internship

    If you have been successful in finding your own internship, you may still be eligible to take the internship course. You must obtain approval from the Professions Internship Team.

    Applications must be submitted to the internship team at least 4 weeks prior to your start date

    What we need:

    • A letter of offer (including start/finish dates, host organisation address/phone number, host organisation supervisor name and contact details).
    • Host organisations must hold a minimum of $10 million in Public Liability insurance. The host organisation may be asked to provide a copy of this.
    • Statement of duties, if not included in the letter of offer.

    Eligibility:

    • You must have 1 free elective within your program. This will usually be a general elective, however if you are looking to count this as a prescribed elective ie. Finance Elective, you must be able to prove that your internship is related to that field.
    • Your internship must be related to your degree.

    If your application is successful, you will be notified by email and the internship team will enrol you into the internship course. Course fees apply.

    Note: your host supervisor will be contacted by the internships team to confirm information that you have provided and arrange a site visit. Please ensure you let them know. Students may only take 1 internship for course credit within their program.

  • Virtual Internship

    Virtual internship

    The University of Adelaide in collaboration with Outcome. Life is bringing you a unique opportunity to complete a 10-week remote internship. Kickstart your career and gain professional skills while solving real business problems!

    The Faculty of the Professions is passionate about the employability and the future of work for our students. We have teamed up with Outcome. Life to deliver a truly unique internship experience designed to set you up for the future of work.

    These virtual internships will see you network with industry professionals and solve real business problems, presenting you a unique opportunity to jumpstart your career prior to completing your studies.

    Getting experience within the Australian industry is an invaluable opportunity for students to stand out from the crowd and to kick start their careers. Most businesses in Australia value an internship experience when hiring a graduate. A Virtual Internship can set you apart from the rest.Outcome.Life work with over 5,000 host companies and across a range of industries, specialisations, and locations.

    Find our more at:
    https://outcome.life/the-university-of-adelaide/

    This program will run for 10 weeks and you will be expected to commit 150 hours to the program over this time at 2 days per week for 10 weeks.
     

  • International internships

    International internships are a great way for you to demonstrate your technical skills to future employers in an international setting. International internships can be self-sourced or found here. 

    Self-sourced:

    • Applications must be received at least 8 weeks prior to departure.
    • You will be required to report your internship through GLAS.
    • You may be requested to take part in a pre-departure session.
    • You may be eligible for funding such as OS Help, New Colombo Plan and Mobility Grants to name a few.

    What we need:

    • A letter of offer (including start/finish dates, host organisation address/phone number, host organisation supervisor name and contact details).
    • Statement of duties, if not included in the letter of offer.

    Eligibility:

    • You must have 1 free elective within your program. This will usually be a general elective, however, if you are looking to count this as a prescribed elective ie. Finance Elective, you must be able to prove that your internship is related to that field.
    • Your internship must be related to your degree.
    • You must not have completed an internship for course credit previously.

    Note: your host supervisor will be contacted by the internships team to confirm information that you have provided and arrange a risk assessment. Please ensure you let them know.

Richard Dolan, CEO, Wines by Geoff Hardy.

"Our 961% growth in export sales, and recognition as the nation’s top exporter, can largely be attributed to our wine business interns from the University of Adelaide. Yuan Yuan, our Chinese-national intern, now employee, helped us achieve huge growth in the China market. We would definitely recommend this program to others!"

Current opportunities

Marketing Internship at Rise High Financial Solutions

Employer: Rise High Financial Solutions Application closing date: 16 Jul 2021 Location: Prospect Australia Rise High are an award winning, local, family run finance business offering personalised mortgage broking services.

Financial Analysis internship with Leaven Capital

Employer: Leaven Capital Partners Application closing date: 16 Jul 2021 Location: Australia We are looking for an intern that is comfortable with numbers and is curious about testing academic theory with real world data.

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