Connect your studies and professional practice with a part-time internship at a highly regarded organisation over a semester or Summer or Winter Term.
Guaranteed real industry experience
A Swinburne bachelor degree is more than a piece of paper. Commencing 2021, it's a career-starting résumé with guaranteed Work Integrated Learning.
As a Swinburne student, you may be eligible to do an internship as part of your bachelor degree, if:
- you have completed a minimum of 150 credit points in your degree, and you’re in the last semester of your degree and have a minimum of two units to complete.
- you have an elective unit free in your study plan
- you have a weighted course average of 60% or higher.
Selection for an internship may include an interview with one of our industry partners.
Note: local and international students studying through Swinburne Online (SOL) or Open Universities Australia (OUA) are not eligible for an internship.
Payment for internships
Internships are normally unpaid.
Students will be charged one standard unit tuition fee of between A$850 and A$1,812 for the Professional Internship unit, depending on the unit study area.
Swinburne students enrolled in a Professional Internship unit are covered by Swinburne’s Public Liability insurance policy. All internships will need to comply with the Australian Government’s Fair Work guidelines for unpaid internships.
Internships in master degrees
Available as part of several master programs, the Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Information Systems Analysis and Management Internship runs each semester starting in the first week of the semester.
This internship includes assessments and work placements within approved organisations for 2 days per week over a 12-week semester period.
You can apply in the final semester of master studies. However, you should first:
- register your interest in the semester prior to becoming eligible
- make sure you meet the eligibility criteria
- attend a pre-internship interview.
Then, you’ll gain access to available internships released via InPlace.
ICT master degree internship details
Typical projects may include (but are not limited to):
- Business Analysis
- Systems Analysis
- iOS Development
- Android Development
- Web Development
Master degree internships are worth 12.5 credit points. Assessments may include:
To be eligible for the ICT and Information Systems Analysis and Management Internship, you should:
- be approaching final semester of an approved degree, for example:
- Master of Business Information Systems
- Master of Information Technology
- Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing)
- Master of Technology (course transitioning to Master of Information Technology)
- Master of Science (Network Systems)
- Master of Engineering Science (Network Systems and Telecommunications)
- Master of Cybersecurity
- Master of Data Science
- maintain at least a 60% weighted course average
- have failed no more than one unit in the preceding semester
- pass a faculty pre-internship interview
- be available to undertake an interview with the host organisation prior to commencing internship
- possess strong communication skills as well as technical and theoretical knowledge applicable to the ICT industry
- must have a free elective to enable enrolment in the internship unit.
The availability of internships depend on industry demand and are released in the semester prior to the internship commencing through InPlace access.
Successful applicants are selected by host organisations, usually following an interview.
It’s a competitive process and you’ll be assessed based on prior work experience, academic record, as well as attitude, career objectives and communication styles.
Completion of Career Start and associated workshops is highly recommended to assist students with applications.