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.
- Channel 9
- Channel 7
- Channel 10
- Gold Coast Bulletin
- Courier Mail
- Surfing Australia
- 4EB 98.1FM
- Queensland Rugby League
- Brisbane Roar
- Ruby PR
- QLD Tourism Industry Council
- Media Hunt
- Broadbeach Alliance
- Stage Addiction
- Gold Coast Show
- RSPCA QLD
- BBS Communications
- Scrunch PR
- The Good Guide
- City of Gold Coast
- Phillips Group
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
- Co.as.it Community Services
- Societá Dante Alighieri
- 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 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.
For more information:
- Download brochure: Intensive language training and internship in Japan 2021 (PDF 318k)
- Contact: Dr Taeko Imura
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.
PUT INTO PRACTICE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSET
'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
INTERNSHIP OPENS DOOR TO JOURNALISM CAREER
Rebecca Masters is a firm believer in the power of internships. The senior producer with 9news.com.au 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, 9news.com.au
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