Bachelor of Arts
Intern at Rail Projects Victoria
“Working from home was an unexpected factor of my internship but it created a huge, unique learning opportunity. I improved my communication, organisational and technological skills which I know will be highly beneficial in the future. My host organisation has been great at adapting to the environment and has continually kept us interns informed and included. Doing the WIL unit has also kept me meaningfully engaged with my internship experience. I am very grateful for all the support."
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts
Intern at United Nations Global Compact Network Australia
“Working from home was made much easier by the immense support the Arts WIL faculty provided which ensured the transition was seamless. My host organisation was extremely hospitable and did everything possible to make me feel welcome and part of the team. I would recommend WIL to anyone and everyone!"
Bachelor of Arts
Intern at Transgender Victoria
“Despite not being able to go to an actual workplace, I have learnt valuable skills including time management, self-discipline and organisation. I have learnt how to communicate effectively with my supervisor and Executive Director, particularly via video conferencing which has become a crucial part of our work routine."
Master of International Relations
Intern at Queenscliffe Historical Museum
“Working virtually allows a lot of time to be spent working solo which is when I feel I work best. Having my supervisor just a short Zoom or phone call away helps immensely when you encounter roadblocks or are in need of advice. It is the best of both worlds!"
Bachelor of Arts
Intern at ATMA: Accelerator for Education NGOs and Social Enterprises, Mumbai
“Whilst I do have contact and communication with my supervisor, I am surprised at how independently I have had to work throughout my internship. I have had to lead a lot of the projects I am taking on with partners independently. My internship has made me confident that I can step into not only a professional setting but the international development field as a whole."
I Ketut Purba Widnyana
Master of International Development Practice (MIDP)
Intern at Edge Effect
“I have learnt a lot from Edge Effect. They keep the door open and allow me to ask and seek for help whenever I need it. One thing I really appreciate from them is when they correct me directly in a non-judgmental manner due to my limited English language skills. As an international student, English language is still one of the main issues."
Bachelor of Arts (History and Genocide Studies)
Intern at The Shrine of Remembrance
“I found my placement by considering what industry I wanted to explore. Being a History major, I decided that a museum atmosphere would be a really great insight into deciding a postgraduate course. As I often look abroad for my degree, I chose to explore Australia’s history and turned to the Shrine of Remembrance."
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminology
Intern at Community Correction Services
“Over the summer break earlier this year I undertook a five-week, full-time internship with Community Correction Services. This experience really confirmed my passion for working in the criminal justice system and highlighted the amazing careers that can come out of a criminology degree. I’ve been so fortunate now to be offered a position to continue working with them on a part-time basis as I finish my studies."
Arts Students reveal the importance of internships - Read about their journeys and experiences.