Improve your employability

Build the skills employers are looking for by getting involved in professional placements, internships and volunteering.

There are plenty of ways you can get workplace experience and develop skills that will look great on your résumé.

Skills employers are looking for

Employers value graduates who can demonstrate skills such as:

  • written and verbal communication skills
  • emotional intelligence (including self-awareness, self-regulation and self-motivation)
  • reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • technical skills
  • leadership skills.

Employers value real-world professional experience, and look for employees who will fit in with the culture of their organisation.

Opportunities to build your skills

Global opportunities

Virtual Internship Program

Please be advised the Virtual Internship Program is currently on hold. For more information, email

Global Citizen Program

Global Citizen is an international policy and advocacy organisation. They are currently seeking two passionate and professional interns to work from their headquarters in New York, assisting their Global Policy and Advocacy team for 3 months, from Monday, 6 August – Friday, 2 November 2018. Travel grants to assist in covering associated expenses are available to the successful applicants.

Applications open Monday, 19 March and close Friday, 6 April 2018.

Students who met the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • You are an undergraduate student who has completed 100 Credit Points, an Honours or Postgraduate student
  • You are interested in international development e.g. studying International Relations/ Global Politics, International Law, etc.
  • You will be able to fulfil the visa conditions to travel to the United States
  • You will be 21 or over at the time of travel

To find out how to apply and to submit an application, please visit

For enquiries, email

Scanlon Swinburne Intercultural Fellowship

Future Australian leaders will need to possess a creative, inclusive and innovative mind-set to solve global issues.

The Fellowship aims to equip these students with the knowledge to become socially responsive leaders and make a difference in Australia's multicultural society; designed to understand yourself, your discipline and the world in a new way.

The Scanlon Swinburne Intercultural Fellowship enables two Swinburne students to travel to two regions overseas and learn about different ways of leading and governing. In 2019, the successful fellows will travel to India and Indonesia. Funding will be available to cover the costs of the program.

This fellowship is a partnership between Swinburne, the Scanlon Foundation and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Applications for the fellowship will open on Monday 25 February and close on Friday 29 March.

To apply, please submit your application online

To find out more, email