Work placements and internships

Invite a student to undertake a short or long-term placement in your organisation.

Work placement options include:

  • Professional placements: full-time placements of 6 or 12-month duration. Aside from being a valuable learning opportunity for students, placements offer you a great way to get support for long-term projects, give busy staff members extra support, or to help your organisation during high activity and growth.
  • Professional internships: part-time, typically unpaid placements (around two days a week) for 12 weeks. They are an ideal way to tackle a short-term project, giving you additional support and skills for a fixed-term duration. Professional internships may also be offered in intensive mode (e.g. full time) during semester breaks.
  • Masters Information Technology and Information Systems internships: part-time, unpaid placements (two days a week) for 12 weeks. They are an ideal way to tackle a short-term project that is closely aligned with student's study area. Masters Internships are offered over a semester (24 days total) and commence during the first week of a semester.

Contact the Professional Placements team to discuss hosting a Swinburne student. We’ll explain the process and consult with you to find an appropriate pool of candidates to select for interview. We also offer support for hosting disabled students.

We work hard to ensure the best match for the student and the organisation. You review the resumes and conduct the interviews – the choice of student is yours.

Professional development templates

Professional placements at The Royal Children's Hospital