Key information

Internship provider: Asia Internship Program (AIP)

Location: South Korea

Dates: 15 June – 28 July 2024

Duration: 6 weeks

Academic credit: International Internship (Extended) Unit 25CP or other course-related experiential units

Program cost: US$3,760 (approx. A$5,740). Inclusions and exclusions can be found below.


  • A$4,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible undergraduate students
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Application deadline: 12 February 2024


Embark on a transformative journey with creative internships in Seoul, immersing yourself in the city's vibrant cultural scene, ranging from traditional arts to innovative design and technology. Contribute to and learn from a dynamic creative community, gaining hands-on experience that transcends borders.

This program offers a unique opportunity for media and communications, and design students engaged in creative studies to gain valuable insights into their industry. AIP will source an internship for you in a host organization and provide support throughout your internship.This program is a unique opportunity for media and communications and design students to gain valuable insights into your industry. AIP will source an internship for you in a host organisation and provide support throughout your internship.

Study areas

Undergraduate and postgraduate

  • Arts (Global Studies and History only)
  • Design (no Building Design, Motion Design, Visual Merchandising, Urban Design, and Industrial Design)
  • Media and Communications (no Cinema and Screen Studies)
  • Games and Animation (Digital Media Technologies)

 These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Sourcing internships for some study areas and majors may be more challenging than others. Some study areas and majors are more difficult than others to source internships for. AIP can provide advice and guidance on alternative locations if required, but internships are not guaranteed. If your study area is not listed here, but you are interested in this destination, please let us know and we can confirm with the internship provider.

Note for postgraduate students: Internships for postgraduate students can be more difficult to source due to the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. Postgraduate students should enquire with the overseas internships advisor before applying for a program to check availability of the relevant academic unit in their course as well as the possibility to source an internship in their desired location.


Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilised, but all students must meet the minimum program eligibility criteria:


  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units) or 150 CP (12 units) if you intend to use the international internship unit
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50–60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)


  • Completed at least 25CP (2 units) at the time of application
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have a course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience (e.g., MDA80006 Media Industry Experience, EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering, or Education and Nursing professional placement units).
Myeongdong, shopping district, South Korea.

Program cost


  • Internship Placement in the chosen sector
  • Private, furnished accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Welcome pack (transportation and SIM cards)
  • Drop-off to workplace on the first day
  • Cultural crash course
  • Community events (Dinner/ Goodie Bags/ Community Events)
  • 24/7 support and emergency assistance
  • Visa support
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


  • Tuition fees associated with the selected unit for internship
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)
  • Airfares
  • Daily living expenses


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

This program has A$4,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible students.

These grants provide financial support to help alleviate the expenses associated with your overseas program. Australian undergraduate students (with no citizenship or residency rights to South Korea), and who have not previously received an NCP short-term grant, may apply. Scholarships are allocated on a rolling basis and students can apply for a grant as part of the application process.


Eligible Australian students can also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$9,504 (depending on your program location) to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

For more information on funding and eligibility see Fee Help and Scholarships.


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

Final deadline for applications: 12 February 2024
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Information sessions

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