Developing work-ready graduates with a competitive edge

Advance academic interests, strengthen vocational intentions, enhance networks, expand cultural horizons, discover amazing places and form lifelong memories; in doing so, develop skills in areas that are valued and in high demand by employers.

Registrations for 2020 will open for a limited time early in the academic year.

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"Your passport to the world of work"

Selection process

Students will meet specific course prerequisites and a criteria-based selection process will be undertaken and include:

  • At time of departure, completion of 160CP in an undergraduate or half way through a postgraduate degree.
  • Achieving a minimum overall GPA of 4.5.
  • Successfully engaging in a face-to-face interview with staff/academic members of Griffith Asia Institute
    and potential host organisation.

The course

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

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The workplace

Across destinations, host organisation examples include ANZ, Australian Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads Foundation, Fred Hollows Foundation, Global Sky Education, Lipman Karas, Mayer Brown, Ovolo Group, Royale International Group, Steelcase and Trade and Investment Queensland.

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 expenses

There are a range of expenses that you will need to be mindful of when budgeting for your Global Internship. These include, but are not limited to:

  • 20CP Griffith tuition fee
  • dependent upon destination, additional third-party provider fee
  • visa application fee, including travel to another city for an interview if necessary
  • vaccinations, if relevant
  • accommodation
  • international flights and in-country transport
  • daily living expenses, including food and communications
  • discretionary spending money
  • independent travel

Funding assistance

New Colombo Plan funding of up to $5,000 per eligible Australian undergraduate student is available.  This is a grant and is not re-paid.

Eligible students can apply for an OS-HELP loan of up to $8,295.  OS-HELP is a loan scheme provided by the Australian Government specifically to support global mobility experiences. It is not considered a grant, therefore approved students can receive this loan as well as a grant such as New Colombo Plan.

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Why a global internship?

Create an international network of friends

Experience a new culture

Develop your career

Grow more confident and self-sufficient

Learn a new language

Expand your resume

Make professional connections

Gain an international perspective in your field

Student testimonials

The Global Internship Program allowed me to expand my thinking by providing me the opportunity to visit South Korea, which is a country that I have always wanted to visit but never had the opportunity until now.  This program encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and created challenges that aren’t available in Australia.  I was presented with the opportunity to test my knowledge, enrich my knowledge and actually put my knowledge into action in a workplace environment.  This experience is one that I will treasure for my lifetime.

Samantha Johnston

Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Global internship with ANZ, Seoul 2018

The decision to undertake an internship overseas is one I will never regret. The extra challenge of not only working but living in a different country provided an excellent opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Through participating in the Global Internship program, I have gained a greater understanding of Chinese culture and learnt how to communicate with those from a different cultural background, which I believe is invaluable in today’s world. Furthermore, I discovered more about myself as I sought to integrate into a vastly diverse working culture compared to what I was used to.

Walter Binder

Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Global internship with Wicresoft, Shanghai 2018

Completing the internship abroad has not only taught me the skills needed for a professional workplace, but it has also given me the courage to live in another country and appreciate the culture and their ways of living. It has dramatically strengthened my sense of independence in having to face challenges in adjusting to a different lifestyle.

Hoang (Trang) Ho

Bachelor of International Business / Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Global internship with Steelcase Japan, Tokyo 2018

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