Mutually beneficial programs for employers and students

Griffith offers a wide range of work-integrated learning programs from information technology, engineering and dentistry to journalism, public relations and creative arts. WIL placements are mutually beneficial for employers to tackle projects and for students to gain experience in their chosen industries while receiving credit toward their degree.


Since 2018, we've placed over 100 students in an internship/work experience opportunity through our Internship Program. Our Department manages disciplines in the areas of Tourism, Sport, Event, Hotel Management, Real Estate and Property Development and many more. We generate a great number of talented students and graduates through our program who can contribute to the development of your industry and business. The Department has a dedicated team who will work with you to ensure your business needs are met through the hard work of our enthusiastic and talented students. The team will guide and assist you at every stage of the program to ensure beneficial outcomes.

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Our award-winning community internship course is open to students in more than 50 degree programs. As part of the internship, students complete 50-80 hours of volunteering with a community partner organisation throughout the trimester period, with the option of continuing their volunteerism after the internship. Our community partners include incorporated not-for-profit organisations, schools, government departments, and corporations engaged in CSR projects.

Benefits for community partner organisations

  • Students can commence in October, February or July each year.
  • Enthusiastic students keen to develop their potential can become an asset to your organisation and the community.
  • All professional indemnity and public liability insurances are covered by the University.
  • Internships are partner-centred with minimal paperwork.
  • Identify and develop potential employees or longer-term volunteers.
  • Increase publicity and exposure as students learn about and raise awareness of your organisation to the community.
  • The University manages the experience to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Students can bring a fresh and innovative approach.

Become a community partner

To become a community partner for this internship course, organisations must be able to provide students an experiential opportunity that enables reflection on citizen involvement for creating a just and compassionate society.

Our philosophy at Griffith ​University ​is to enable all students to be of service to community organisation​s, so they graduate with a social responsibility and sustainability lens and feel part of a skilled volunteering movement.

Email us to express your interest in becoming a community partner and to find out more.

Disciplines and important dates

Community partner organisations can request students from a range of degree backgrounds. See the form below to find out more.

Select your disciplines

To maximise recruitment likelihood, follow these important dates:
  • April: Submit your requests for students by April for July-commencing students.
  • July: Submit your requests by July for November-commencing students.
  • September: Submit your requests for students by September for February-commencing students.


The Industry Affiliates Program is a work-integrated learning program that has been designed to integrate undergraduate and postgraduate students into the workplace. Through the IAP, industry can engage talented final year science, environment, engineering and technology students ready to contribute to their organisation.

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Business students are provided with specific industry experience through the WIL program, proactively connecting with employers prior to graduation. Counting towards academic credit, and with a focus on teaching and learning, this placement is an important part of a business student’s preparation for work.

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We’re able to facilitate placements within different courses, just ask us how we can help you to develop a for-credit placement that adds value to our students’ study programs. The placement forms part of the student's study program and takes place during our trimester timelines.

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Speak to our friendly team about partnership opportunities.