Internships & Projects

Register for Student Internship

Thank you for your interest in engaging with our students.

The Melbourne School of Engineering is committed to providing its students with the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience.

To enable us to advertise your opportunity we need to collect information about your placement.

There is no commitment to take on an intern until you have interviewed students for your position and selected a suitable candidate. However, upon selecting a candidate, we will ask you to agree to the terms of our program including the signing of our standard agreement and complying with occupational health and safety requirements.

For further information on our program, please see our Melbourne School of Engineering Internship webpage.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Industry Placement Coordinators at eng-placements@unimelb.edu.au

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Organisation Details
Primary address where student[s] will be located:
Position Details

This will become your position advertisement. Describe your organisation, the team that the position is within, tasks and responsibilities associated with the role and the ideal qualities of the candidate you are looking to attract. Please consider other special requirements such as key professional skills, specific educational requirements, particular technical skills, requirement to work outside of normal business hours and licenses (driver's license, etc).

Select when you would like the intern to undertake the position. This must align to a semester intake.

(If summer please choose year the internship will be ending in (for example a summer internship starts in November 2019 and ends in February 2020 should be 2020)).


Please ensure dates meet the 320 hour requirement only (excluding holiday periods).

(Please note that all stipends attract GST. For example If you are awarding $2,000 to the successful candidate, the UoM will invoice you $2,200 including GST.)

Your organisations ABN is required for if you are awarding a nominal amount of funds to the student (stipend). We will not invoice you this amount until a student is successfully placed into the position.

Please check with your accounts department to ensure the organisation name is correct.

Students are required to undertake 320-350 hours over a 10-16 week period. International students complete their internship over 16 weeks, working 20 hours per week. Domestic students may have flexibility to complete their internship over a shorter period with additional hours per week, particularly during the summer period.

(These dates will align roughly to the semester dates. Students must meet the 320-350 hour (10-16 week) requirements for the program. We can confirm the exact dates when a student is selected.)
Please ensure dates meet the 320-350 hours excluding holiday periods.

Targeted Students

International students:
As this internship is not a registered, mandatory part of our students' course, international students on student visas are limited to 20 hours work per week, regardless of whether the internship is paid or unpaid. Therefore these students will complete their internship over 16 weeks, working 20 hours per week. Domestic students may have flexibility to complete their internship over a shorter period with additional hours per week, particularly during the summer period.

If you would like to employ an international student beyond the internship period please note many international students from the University of Melbourne stay in Australia to pursue employment after graduating. Recent changes to visa guidelines mean that many international graduates are now able to work in Australia for periods between 18 months and four year upon completing their course. Individual circumstance may vary.

You are encouraged to make your own enquiries in relation to working rights for international employees. For further information, please see here.

Application Procedure

We will advertise your position and provide you with a collated list of applicants to consider. Students will be asked to provide the following documents:

  1. A resume
  2. A cover letter addressing their suitability for the position
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