Paid work experience and internships

Some organisations provide paid, course-related, work experience opportunities to students.

Companies with formal internship and vacation programs are usually recruiting five or more students at a time. They generally have structured orientation and training programs to assist your transition to the professional workplace and the organisation. These programs are usually run at the end of your penultimate year and often lead to offers of future graduate employment. Closing dates for applications vary and some employers have applications open all year.

You should approach your search for work experience in the same way as searching for any other work, using all job hunting methods including searching advertised positions and indirect approaches ie networking and canvassing employers.

Work experience resources

Sources of work experience opportunities and information include:

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