Why an internship

Why an internship?

An internship can help you gain new skills and industry knowledge, build contacts and networks. Whether you are just getting started in your career or taking the next step, here are just some of the many personal and professional benefits of completing a WIL internship.

Improve your Employability

Undertaking an internship can help you build invaluable industry experience, develop your professional skills, and create contacts and networks within a particular organisation or sector. This can often help with finding employment after graduating.

Many employers that we work with end up hiring interns upon graduation, or provide references, connections and guidance to help them with their career development.

Develop a global perspective

Employers are looking for graduates with a global perspective. An overseas internship offers professional work experience and adventure rolled into one. You will come home with a deeper understanding of different workplace cultures, expanded networks, enhanced communication skills and a boosted CV, all leading to that next career step.

Make a difference

Host organisations value the skills and new thinking that Monash University interns bring to the workplace. Our students have made a big impact across many different organisations by providing operational support, working on key projects, complex problem solving and identifying new business opportunities.

Improve your Study

Completing an internship can also help you with your studies. Putting the knowledge you're gaining into a professional context can give greater depth to your understanding of your discipline area and consolidate your learning through reporting and reflecting on your experience.

Get academic credit

If you complete an internship unit, this will be recorded on your academic transcript and you will obtain credit towards completion of your course.

Spread your enrolment across the year

If you complete a unit over the summer or winter breaks, you can reduce your course load during semester, allowing you to focus more on the units you study.


Hear from some of our past interns about the impact they made in their host organisation and the skills they developed during their internship.