Internships - Be Ready Now And For The Future

Reach your full potential through a fully supported internship, global experience or study abroad program available as an elective course or a compulsory part of your degree.

Our internships enable you to gain hands-on industry experience before you graduate, in an area related to your degree and career aspirations.

All students studying in the Faculty of Arts can undertake a practical or research internship as an elective course. Some degrees also offer additional internships as part of their specific major or minor.

This provides great flexibility and our faculty offers you an opportunity to undertake more than one internship.

Example host organisations

Faculty of Arts Industry Internships

Faculty of Arts Industry Internships are offered as an elective course as a 3-unit practical internship (ARTS2201/ARTS3301) or a 6-unit research internship (ARTS3202). These are designed to provide you with a real opportunity to gain insight into your field of study and interests with relevant and practical work-based or research-based experience. Internships develop your report writing and research skills, links your knowledge gained at the University with its practical application; and helps guide your career aspirations and role in society.

Internships are generally one day a week throughout the semester for research-based projects and up to two days a week for practical internships. The days are negotiated with the host organisation.

Summer and winter internships are also available in Community Engagement (ARTS3100) along with Festival Internships (ARTS1010EX/ARTS2010EX/ARTS3010EX) offered to all year levels over the summer period only.

Internships may be sourced in two ways:

  1. The Internships and Work-Integrated Learning office of the Faculty of Arts will assist you in sourcing an internship opportunity;
  2. You may identify potential work sites and source your own internship, which subsequently will require approval from the internship office

Eligibility and selection criteria

Placement in internships will be determined by a range of factors, including your knowledge, interests and discipline, the requirements of the host organisation, the nature of the workplace project and the availability of internships. Although not a determining factor, Grade Point Average (GPA - your overall grade) may also be considered.

How do I apply?

You are encouraged to contact the Faculty Internship office and consider your host organisation and projects/internship opportunities at least three months prior to commencing the course. 

If you require further information before enrolling, please submit your Expression of Interest below.

Submit Expression of Interest

Internship opportunities

Faculty of Arts internships can be viewed online in CareerHub by clicking on this link:

Internship Opportunities

Please note that this is not the extent of the Faculty of Arts industry contacts or possible internships. Should your desired internship not be available online, please discuss your needs with our team.

CareerHub also offers you much information to enhance your employability, including:

  • Access to University wide internships, jobs, graduate programs, vacation work, volunteer opportunities and more
  • Events and workshops
  • Career resources

To view University wide internship opportunities, you can log in below using your Student ID and password. 

CareerHub Login 

Further information:

Contact our internship team

Additional opportunities are also available for students studying Environmental Policy and Management, International Development, International Relations, Media, Music or Politics.

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  • Environmental Policy and Management Internship

    The Environmental Policy and Management internship is a 6-unit course designed for final year undergraduate students studying Environmental Policy and Management.

    This course gives you the opportunity to spend up to two days per week during the semester, or undertake a concentrated block, working as an intern with a community, business/industry or government agency engaged in environmental policy, planning and management activities, or with an individual or group engaged in environmental research. 

    During your internship, you will be assigned a specific project by your host organisation and be asked to prepare a report on the results of your project at the end of your experience. 

    Eligibility and selection criteria

    To be eligible to apply for the Environmental Policy and Management course:

    • You must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate program within the Faculty of Arts
    • You must be in your final year of study

    You are encouraged to consider your host organisation and projects at least three months prior to commencing the course. You must contact the Faculty Internship office upon enrolment into the course.

  • Coffey International Development Internship Scholarships

    Coffey International Ltd is an organisation that is part of the Tetra Tech group, a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. Coffey's international development team has world-class expertise in international development and has partnered with the government and private sector to deliver successful development programs around the world.

    The Coffey International Development Scholarships have been established by the University of Adelaide and Coffey International Ltd to support up to six students who are undertaking a program of study International Development at an undergraduate or Honours level. The Scholarship is financially supported for the student and covers costs including travel, accommodation, living and other expenses related to undertaking the internship at Coffey.

    Eligibility and selection criteria

    To be eligible to apply for The Coffey International Development Scholarships:

    • You must be studying on a full-time basis at the University of Adelaide.
    • You must be undertaking the Bachelor of International Development at undergraduate level or the Honours degree of Bachelor of International Development HDEVT, or, the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts (International Development) HBARTS (DEVT) at Honours level. Selection of the successful candidate will be made by a selection panel including staff from the Department of Anthropology and International Development (DEVT Staff) and Coffey International Ltd. Selection will be based on academic merit and suitability of the candidates. Academic merit will be determined according to students' overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).

    How do I apply

    Online Application Form

    More Information?

    For more information please contact the Faculty Internships office

  • International Relations Internship

    The International Relations Internship provides students with an opportunity to gain exposure to an organisation or NGO concerned with International Affairs and participate in a work-based research project. In some cases the internship may include working with the organisations at their offices 1-2 days per week, however the majority will be project-based and may be conducted externally.  

    Eligibility and selection criteria

    To be eligible to apply for the International Relations Internship course:

    • You must be enrolled in the Bachelor of International Relations or have very strong results in courses dealing with international affairs
    • You must have a minimum GPA of 5.0
    • You must be in your final year of study

    You are encouraged to consider your host organisation and projects at least three months prior to commencing the course. You must contact the Faculty Internship office upon enrolment into the course.

  • Media Industry Transitions

    Media Industry Transitions (MIT) is a final-year industry internship course in the Bachelor of Media program where you source your own internship. In addition to academic requirements, you spend 10-12 working days in a professional organisation. This gives you an industry experience that helps you to better understand how media and communications theory operates in practice. 

    Eligibility and selection criteria

    • You must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Media program
    • You must be undertaking your final year of study

    You are encouraged to consider your host organisation and projects at least three months prior to commencing the course as the process may take some time.

    You must contact the Faculty Internship office to receive a copy of the internship documentation which is to be completed and approved prior to commencement.

  • Music Internships

    The major focus of the Music Internship is to complete a specifically tailored project relevant to your studies and career aspirations. The project should be conceived and planned by you in conjunction with the host organisation and the Elder Conservatorium Internship Coordinator.

    For more information, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

  • Parliamentary Internship Program

    The Parliamentary Internship program is a 6-unit course designed for final year undergraduate students studying Politics or International Relations.

    This program gives you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the workings of the Parliament by working with a Member of Parliament on a research topic nominated by the Member.

    Eligibility and selection criteria

    To be eligible to apply for the Parliamentary Internship Program: 

    • You need to be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate program within the Faculty of Arts 
    • You must be in your final year of study

    Entry to the program may be competitive and is not guaranteed. You must enrol as early as possible to be considered as the program is determined by quota. Final selection may be based on academic merit and other factors.