Get a taste of your future career, expand your knowledge and develop your skills during an internship with a leading employer in your area of study.
As a student at Swinburne, you may be eligible for an undergraduate internship if:
- you are in a course that has an Internship as an accredited study option
- you have completed a minimum of 150 credit points in your degree, or in the last semester of your degree have a minimum of one unit of study plus the Internship unit remaining to complete your degree
- you have an elective unit free in your study plan
- you have a weighted course average of 60% or higher.
Selection for an internship may include an interview with one of our industry partners.
Note: domestic and international students studying through Swinburne Online (SOL) or Open Universities Australia (OUA) are not eligible for an internship.
Payment for internships
Internships are normally unpaid.
Students will be charged one standard unit tuition fee of between A$850.00 and A$1,812.00 for the Internship unit, depending on the unit study area.
Swinburne students who undertake an Internship unit will be covered by Swinburne’s Public Liability insurance policy. All internships will comply with the Australian Government’s Fair Work guidelines for unpaid internships.
If you’re looking to complete an internship as an elective, the hours you work as part of that internship will count towards your visa’s work hour limits.
The hours you work at an internship that is a mandatory requirement of your course will not count towards your visa’s work hour limits.
The Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Information Systems Analysis and Management Internship is a postgraduate internship opportunity that runs in each semester and starts in the first week of the semester.
This postgraduate internship projects includes assessments and work placements within approved organisations for 2 days per week over a 12-week semester period. You can apply for postgraduate internship projects in the final semester of Masters studies.
However, you should:
- register your interest in the semester prior to becoming eligible
- meet the eligibility criteria
- attend a Faculty pre-internship interview.
Then gain access to available Internships released via InPlace.
Postgraduate ICT internship details
Typical projects may include (but are not limited to):
- Business Analysis
- Systems Analysis
- iOS Development
- Android Development
- Web Development
Internship projects are credit-bearing. Assessments may include:
- weekly work log and time sheet
- project presentation at host organisation
- software requirements specification document (for ICT80004 only)
- preliminary plan, progress report and final report (INF80005/INF80022)
- report and project deliverables to the host organisation.
To be eligible for the ICT and Information Systems Analysis and Management Postgraduate Internship, students should:
- Be approaching final semester of an approved degree, for example
- Master of Business Information Systems
- Master of Information Technology
- Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing)
- Master of Information Technology Project Management
- Master of Technology (IT)
- Master of Science (Network Systems)
- Master of Engineering Science (Network Systems and Telecommunications)
- Master of Information Technology Business Analysis
- Master of Cybersecurity
- Master of Data Science
- Maintain at least a 60% average
- Have failed no more than one unit in the preceding semester
- Pass a faculty pre-internship interview
- Be available to undertake an interview with the host organisation prior to commencing internship
- Possess strong communication skills as well as technical and theoretical knowledge applicable to the ICT industry
- Must have a free elective to enable enrolment in the internship unit
Internship Projects depend on industry demand and are released in the semester prior to internship through InPlace access.
Successful interns are selected by host organisations, usually following an interview.
Factors which may affect success include prior work experience, academic record, as well as attitude, career objectives and communication styles.
Completion of Career Start (and any associated workshop) is highly recommended to assist students with applications.