Monash sourced internships

How to apply – Monash sourced internships

Prior to submitting an application, please refer to the relevant FAQ's and information sessions. Please remember you can contact us with questions.

Prepare your resume

Update your resume to a high standard. Your application is your chance to influence what type of opportunities you are presented for. It will be shared with industry partners so it’s important to show your skills, qualities and accomplishments. This is very important and will increase your chances of obtaining a placement. Your application is your chance to influence what type of opportunities you are presented for.

You may wish to create a specific copy of your resume for your WIL application, outlining any professional experience, volunteering/group activity, areas of study and interests.

Additional tips on writing your resume:

● Use a professional format and inject some personality (through colour, design/formatting).

● Outline your degree and major/specialisations at the beginning of the resume: hosts want to know what you are studying, what skills you have gained and if you have any specialised technical skills.

● Hosts will not favour a student with spelling/grammar mistakes in their resume, as it’s an indication of poor attention to detail. Ensure you review your resume for spelling and grammar errors. If we notice any errors, your application may be unsuccessful.

● Save your resume as a PDF document and save in this format: LastName –Student ID –Resume e.g. Smith – 12345678-Resume.pdf

Career Connect can provide you with assistance on writing your resume through workshops and online assistance.

Please use Resume Check prior to submitting your resume. As your resume is going directly to a prospective host, you should aim for a score of 80% or over. Your application will be rejected if your resume is not acceptable.

Prepare answers to the proposal questions

As part of the application process, you will be asked to respond to 5 questions to confirm what you would like to get out of the WIL experience. Please read through the proposal questions below and the response recommendations thoroughly.

If successfully matched to a host organisation, your responses may also be shared with the host organisation when we send your resume; we therefore encourage you to take time with your responses and make sure they are written clearly.

1. Describe what type of placement you are interested in and what you hope to achieve.

Please describe:

  • The kind of placement you would ideally like to undertake
  • The tasks/duties you would like to be involved in
  • The type of organisation you would be interested in working with
  • What you would like to get out of the internship experience

2. Identify 2-3 key skills you will bring to a potential host and how these skills will add value to the organisation. This can include a mix of technical and interpersonal skills.

  • You will need to provide a description of the skills you have, either from your studies or work experience. Then describe how you would use these skills within your ideal internship (as described above).

3. What personal and professional goals do you hope to achieve as part of your placement?

  • In this section you should be able to provide us with information on how your placement will support your career goals.

4. What strategies and actions will you need to adopt to ensure you have a positive placement experience?

5. Please advise the suburb, state and country you are currently living in.

Prepare for your first interview

You will be required to complete a video interview if your application is successful. You can prepare for your video interview via Interview360. Interview360 provides you with a range of mock interviews you can take to really test your ability to come up with strong, confident, well-thought-through answers under time pressure. You’ll get instant feedback and advice, and every question you answer will make you a stronger candidate

Ensure you have completed all the preparation work under the “Before you apply” tab

Log into your Monash student portal and submit an online WIL Placement Application. For assistance with your online application, see the Step-by-Step Guide for Undergraduates.

You will need to answer 5 questions that will be used to assess your application suitability and provide details about your host organisation.
Please go to Monash Sourced Placements for tips on how to complete these questions.

Please complete all information requested in the online application form, including the unit you are planning to enrol in. You will not be able to submit your application unless you have uploaded the required documents.

After your application has been submitted, we will send you an application acknowledgement email. From then it will take up to 10 business days for us to review your application.

Your eligibility will be assessed and your application will be checked to ensure we have all the information we need. We’ll contact you if we need further information.

If your application is successful, you will be sent an invitation to do a one way video interview through the Vieple platform. You will be asked a couple of questions and will have a pre-set time limit to prepare a response to each one and to record your response (using the STAR method).

Our team will aim to match you to a host organisation that aligns with the information you have provided in your application. If you are matched, we will send your resume to the host organisation and you will be asked to attend an interview.

Once you have been shortlisted, we will email you to let you know when host interviews will be conducted. Please ensure you are available to be interviewed by the host during the dates specified in that email.

After you have been interviewed by your host organisation, we’ll get in touch to let you know the final outcome of your application. This may be as late as O-week depending on when you submitted your application and the type of placement you are applying for.

If your application is successful, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a Student Acknowledgement form attached.

To finalise the application process and accept the placement, you will need to sign and return this form via InPlace.

Once the signed Student Acknowledgement form is received you will be able to enrol in the unit via WES. Dates where this will be available are also included in your confirmation email.

Moodle: Once you have received confirmation of enrolment you will have access to the unit Moodle site where you will find details regarding the required internship induction and your assessment tasks.

OHS Induction: If your placement is onsite/physical then you’ll need to complete a Student Site OHS Induction Checklist within the first week of your placement. Once the document is signed and completed, you will need to upload it to InPlace. If your placement is virtual/remote you will need to complete a Remote Working Arrangement form. Details of these forms will also be in your confirmation email. These must be uploaded via InPlace.

Induction: In order for you to understand what to expect during your industry placement, you are required to attend an Induction Session, which will cover important information regarding assessment and very useful workplace information.


If you have any questions about the application process, please visit the FAQ or contact us