Undergraduate industry experience

Want to get hands-on experience while you study, and open up new possibilities for your career? Then an industry placement (internship) might be for you!

Undergraduate industry placement features and eligibility criteria

Features:

  • Available to domestic, and international students (some restrictions may apply)
  • Can be paid or unpaid depending on the industry partner
  • Available in a wide range of host organisations, including for profit and not-for-profit
  • Placements are 20, 30 or 55 days over a 10 to 11 week period
  • Placement includes academic and work supervisor assessment activities
  • Students can find their own industry placements and projects, but they MUST be approved by the WIL Team and Academic Coordinators as part of the application process to ensure they meet the unit requirements and Monash University guidelines.

Eligibility:

  • An industry placement unit(s) counts as an elective unit(s) in your degree
  • You would normally be expected to have a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 60
  • You must have completed 96 credit points (16 units) of study prior to internship commencement
  • You must have an appropriate number of open elective units left in your course.
  • If you are considering submitting a Monash or Student Sourced application to undertake a WIL subject as part of your final set of subjects for your degree, please note this is a highly competitive process and there is no guarantee your application will be successful. Please ensure you consider other units to enrol into if your application is unsuccessful.

International students:

  • International students undertaking paid internships

Students are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when their course is 'in session', and unlimited hours when their course is 'out of session'.

  • International students undertaking unpaid internships

An internship that is formally registered as part of your course, is not included in the 40 hours per fortnight limitation.

Prior to accepting any paid placement, international students should check their work rights on their individual student visa to ensure they remain compliant with visa conditions at all times. More information about student visa conditions can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Application and approval process

View the process

Key dates

Contacts

For more information about industry placements and eligibility, contact ask.monash, or the WIL Team. Alternatively, you can stop by:

Caulfield campus

Building N, Level 4,
27 Sir John Monash Drive, Caulfield East.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

Clayton campus

Menzies Building (Building 11), Level 2,  
20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

If you have questions about specific opportunities or the application process, get in touch with the WIL Team at wil.buseco@monash.edu or on +61 3 9903 8866.