Are you a Griffith student keen on exploring Asia from the comfort of your home?

The Griffith Asia Business Internship Program aims to expose students to the diversity and dynamism of Asia by developing cultural, political and economic understanding and awareness.  It is also designed to foster personal connections and professional networks, and will add breadth with a focus on digital capabilities, in turn, authentically navigating the new world of work and increasing employability to bolster graduate success. Opportunities to remotely work with host organisations are available across China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Fiji.

Applications open 23 July and close 9 August 2021.


Register for an online

information session

Wednesday 28 July 2021

(international students and domestic Masters students)

Friday 30 July 2021

(domestic undergraduate students)


To be eligible, students must meet the following:

  • Griffith Bachelor or Master student;
  • 20CP of elective courses available;
  • Completed 160CP for undergraduate or half-way through postgraduate degree, as at end Trimester 2;
  • Minimum overall GPA of 4.5; and
  • Successfully engage in an online interview with Griffith Asia Institute staff and potential host organisation.

The course

Prior to commencing the Global Internship, students will participate in an ‘Asia Ready’ program and attend a range of orientation sessions, activities and events.  This includes professional development and introductory culture, education, history, language and politics sessions and industry briefings.

The 20CP elective course is available to select undergraduate and postgraduate students during Trimester 3.

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The Workplace

Across our available destinations, host organisation examples include ANZ, Australian Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads Foundation, Odyssey Capital, Boron Molecular, Trade and Investment Queensland, Apex, DigiTrade, Glenreagh, Tapp Indonesia, Discova, The Sool Company, Jost&CO, Start Up Lady and Wharf Hotels. As well as gaining valuable exposure to a professional environment, Global Interns have completed the following types of projects and tasks:

  • Draft newsletters, industry reports and other publications
  • Event and project management
  • Develop marketing and human resource strategies
  • Risk reporting and auditing
  • Research and data analysis with regard to consumer behaviour, contract logistics, e-commerce, international trade, investor relations and product development
  • Website and social media management and creative content.

Fees and Funding

Costs include:

  • 20CP Griffith tuition fee
  • dependent upon Host Organisation location, additional Third-Party Provider service fee (approx. $1500-2500)
  • all home office and day-to-day expenses, including stationery and internet access

Funding Assistance available:

  • New Colombo Plan funding of up to $2,500 per eligible Australian undergraduate student is available. This is a grant and is not re-paid.
  • $1500 for eligible international students (Bachelor and Master) and domestic Master students.

Selection Process

After the application closing date, select students will be invited to participate in an online interview with the course convenor. If successful, the student will receive permission to enrol into the course.

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Student Testimonial

I have been essentially immersed into the organisation and the Hong Kong business environment. I attended committee meetings across a range of business sectors, helping me to gain a deep understanding of the business culture, issues, interests and environment across different sectors, from small to large organisations. I found the language training and diverse speakers a really unique and powerful addition to the program which I received a lot of benefit from. The remote Griffith Asia Business Internship has been a really amazing experience to get a foot in the door. It is a good eye-opener for me as I have been put in so many different areas and had so many experiences with AustCham, it has been very valuable.

Dahlia Bar

Bachelor of International Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Global internship with AustCham Hong Kong, 2020

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Industry Testimonial

I really commend Griffith University for all their work within the Australia-Korea educational space. It is great to see that Griffith is one of the most engaged Australian universities here in South Korea and we have been successfully working with the Griffith Business School to support the Global Internship Program since 2017. This includes the Chamber hosting a total of four talented Griffith Global Interns. Over the years, I have built a great rapport with our Interns and enjoy personally keeping in touch.

Rowan Petz

Executive Director, Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea

Seoul 2020

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Want to know more

Contact the Griffith Asia Institute.