Key information

Internship provider: Asia Internship Program (AIP)

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Dates: 16 November – 28 December 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$2,000 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Application deadline: 9 August 2024

** Limited to 20 places **


Experience a transformative internship in Seoul during your Summer break. As the dynamic capital of South Korea, Seoul is a global hub for innovation and business, offering diverse opportunities in technology, finance, and culture. Immerse yourself in this vibrant city, blend modernity with tradition, and gain invaluable professional experience in one of Asia's most influential cities.

Study areas


  • Business (no Accounting, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Public Relations, and Sports Management)

  • Engineering (no Architectural, Biomedical, Civil, Construction and Telecommunications)

  • Health (Limited availability: Health Promotion, Nutrition and Dietetics, Counselling and Therapy, Exercise Science and Physiotherapy)

  • Information Technology (no Systems Analysis, Cybersecurity, Games Development, Internet of Things, and Network Design)

  • Science (only Environmental Science)

Note: 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 these 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., EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering, or Education and Nursing professional placement units).

Gyeongbokgung palace, Seoul, Korea

Program costs

US$3,760 (~A$5,740)


  • Internship Placement in the chosen sector

  • Private room, 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 on-the-ground support service

  • Visa Support

  • Resume consultation

  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


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


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants

This program has A$2,000 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available.

This grant can help offset travel and living expenses for your overseas internship and is available to both Domestic and International UG or PG students.


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. Plus, up to $1,263 to complete Asian language study in preparation for your placement in Asia.

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.

Note: You can only submit an application for one overseas internship program per application cycle.

Final deadline for applications: 9 August 2024 
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