Open doors to industry and unlock a world of opportunities

Griffith students get inside access to industry with many of our degrees offering work placements, overseas field trips and industry projects for real clients.

During these times, 93% of our industry/journalism internships have been able to continue remotely and more than half of our independent internships have also continued remotely.

With critical roles to play in shaping current and future trends, our industry connections give you practical work experience that will put into perspective the knowledge you are gaining and enhance your skills.


Griffith Journalism Internships


  • ABC
  • Channel 9
  • Channel 7
  • Channel 10
  • Gold Coast Bulletin
  • Courier Mail
  • Surfing Australia
  • SeaFM
  • 4ZZZ
  • 4EB 98.1FM
  • Queensland Rugby League
  • Brisbane Roar
Griffith PR Internships

Public Relations

  • Ruby PR
  • QLD Tourism Industry Council
  • Media Hunt
  • Broadbeach Alliance
  • Stage Addiction
  • Gold Coast Show
  • BBS Communications
  • Scrunch PR
  • The Good Guide
  • City of Gold Coast
  • Phillips Group
Arts, language and Social Science

Arts, Languages and Social Science

  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce
  • Littles Lawyers
  • Wellbeing for Communities
  • Tourism Confucius Institute
  • Benowa State High School
  • Guardian Angels Primary School
  • Community Services
  • Societá Dante Alighieri

International Internships

Italian intership


  • Immerse yourself in Italian language and culture as you spend a minimum of two months assisting as an English Language Assistant in Italian schools.
  • Choose to live and work in either picturesque Cividale del Friuli, Parma, Genova, Cagliari (in Sardinia) or Rome.
  • This program is available to students studying Italian through the Griffith Assistants Program (GAP) in conjunction with a short-term Mobility and work-experience.

For more information contact: Dr Sara Visocnik

Japan internship

Japan internship and intensive training

  • Advance your Japanese knowledge and skills through our ten week program to Japan takes place in place in Osaka, Kobe or Niigata during Trimester 3.
  • It involves intensive Japanese training in the first four weeks, followed by another four weeks of internship placement in your field of study.
  • This program is available to second and third-year undergraduates, including honours, who already have the foundation of Japanese knowledge and communicative skills.

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Internship experiences


An Independent Internship provides you with an opportunity to prepare, undertake and reflect on an intensive Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in a professional context.

'I enjoyed the Independent internship because I was able to work in a real life situation and gain experience all while practicing Japanese. I met wonderful people dedicated to their field and having the opportunity to expand one's knowledge outside the classroom is truly an invaluable experience.'
Evangelina Sakugawa, Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics.

'Through this course, you will develop advanced professional knowledge and skills related to your major as well as make connections for your future career. Independent Internships will teach you the necessary skills of flexibility, taking initiative and working on a variety of tasks in different environments.' Dr Kumiko Katayama, Independent Internship Convenor.

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'I recently completed a double degree in Public Relations and Communication with Business (Marketing). I was incredibly excited by the opportunities for creative and innovative thinking that was afforded to me by this degree combination. This enthusiasm was bolstered by my experiences during my time completing my industry internship which saw me working at Superdream, a full-service marketing firm based in Brisbane.

Being provided the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge and skillset honed by my time studying was helpful in instilling a confidence in my work and abilities that no assignment feedback could possibly mirror. Being told your ideas are translatable and applicable in a real life, industry setting is especially validating, with my internship experience allowing me to bridge the gap between my studies and the implementation of professional practice. My first year self would not have believed that in a matter of just a few short years I would be responsible for curating grand openings, liaising with celebrities and politicians and working with some of the largest not-for-profit organisations in Australia. I am eager to see what further opportunities these experiences will grant me post-graduation and into the future as I begin forging my career in Marketing and Public Relations.'

~ Alex Fenwick, 2020 graduate


Rebecca Masters is a firm believer in the power of internships. The senior producer with landed a graduate cadetship with a regional newspaper simply because she had made such a strong impression when she’d completed an internship there. ‘Having this practical experience built into the Griffith journalism degree gave me the push I needed to get out there into some newsrooms, gain some practical knowledge and build relationships.’

Rebecca Masters, Senior Producer,

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Overseas study tours

The Biography Project - New York

Japan study tour

Muslim World study tour

Oceanic Narratives - Connecting Indonesian and Australian Storytellers

South Pacific study tour

The Water Story - India study tour

Vanuatu Climate Change - Study tour

High School and Community Opportunities

Experience Griffith

Experience days allow you to get a taste of University life. Meet lecturers and staff from your specific area of interest, as well as like-minded students from other schools.

Our Student Recruitment team can provide a virtual online presentation to get you thinking about tertiary education and life after high school.

You can also access a full range of digital resources, such as presentations, videos and key information to help you make informed decisions.

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Campus tours and school visits

We can arrange for our staff, lecturers or current students to come out to your school and talk to students, highlighting our different areas of study.

Journalism Studio Tour:

We deliver facility tours and presentations at both Gold Coast and Nathan campuses. They are designed to get students to experience a real studio environment, green screen, and editing suites. You can also view our facilities online: Tour our Facilities


MLTAQ Gold Coast Speech Contest

Our School is proud to be a major sponsor for the Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Qld (MLTAQ) Gold Coast Speech Contest.

The Queensland Japanese Speech Contest held in conjunction with it on the same day is the State Final for the Japanese language, meaning winners of regional speech contests in Queensland including Griffith students enthusiastically compete their speech skills.

Find out more about MLTAQ

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

The JLPT is an internationally recognised qualification which tests the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. In Brisbane, both the July and December tests are administered by the School of Humanities, Languages, and Social Science, Griffith University on behalf of the Japan Foundation and are open to all non-native Japanese speakers.

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Language Teachers’ Forum

Our Language Teachers’ Forum brings together language teachers and researchers and others interested in language teaching.  Join us for some great discussions on new ideas and directions. It is also a great way for current teachers to earn hours towards the Professional Development requirements of the Qld. College of Teachers. Contact Leigh Kirwan for more details.

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