The International Internship is an opportunity for students to undertake a 'real world learning' experience and gain valuable work experience in an international setting. It provides students with an opportunity to apply concepts and principles of their discipline in a workplace setting, in industry and to experience employment in the industry internationally. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: • Engage meaningfully in work environments • Critically evaluate the relationship between theory and practice within a disciplinary area • Describe the interactions between disciplinary knowledge, practice and career opportunities • Develop cultural competency The unit aims to support students to develop their understanding of ‘learning to work’, focusing on students’ professional discipline area/s of study


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Identify and apply appropriate disciplinary skills and knowledge in a real-world environment
  • Communicate effectively for a range of audiences within the workplace, industry and cultural contexts
  • Develop cross-cultural competence through experiential learning
  • Reflect on and evaluate own experiences, both within the workplace, and regional and global industry trends, that might lead to or affect future employment

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
5.00 1 week 5
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
1.50 6 weeks 9
12.50 12 weeks 150


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssessmentIndividual 20% 1,3 
AssessmentIndividual 20% 1,4 
AssessmentIndividual 20% 2,3,4 
AssessmentIndividual 40% 1,2,4 


As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

• achieve an overall mark for the unit of 50% or more• attend a mandatory induction session prior to departure for internship preparation and cross-cultural training


  • The unit supports learning through an industry experience in a cross-cultural context, with a focus on the learning that takes place rather than the contribution of the student to the corporate outcomes of the placement site.
  • Under the supervision of an Academic Supervisor, students reflect on their professional experience at the internship site to draw links between their practice in the workplace and disciplinary knowledge.
  • Students learn in a blended learning environment that will enhance their cultural competency and future career prospects
  • Unit content requires both engagement in the workplace and online independent learning activities and readings, some of which will align to graded assessments

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.