Boost your employability skills with a local work internship experience

There are many benefits to completing our Internship Program including gaining practical experience. Employers seek candidates who are job-ready and prepared to hit the ground running. An internship can assist you in developing a range of personal and professional skills sought after by employers.

Why choose an internship?

Earn credit towards your degree

Gain experience in the real world

Open up a world of opportunity

Make lifelong connections

Student success stories

Nathan Brierley

Bachelor of Commerce

“When I was going to job interviews, I was able to draw on my Department of State Development internship experience and it helped me a lot,” he says. “The internship was the course I got the most out of at university, in terms of preparing me for the workplace. The job that I did at the Department was CG modelling, which makes up a lot of what I do for my career now.

“With the skills I learnt through the internship program, I was able to leverage that in the interview process to get the job I have now.”

Alvin Yap

Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of International Business

“I volunteered with the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games through the Griffith partnership and then when it came up I applied for an internship and was successful. I was so grateful to be working alongside people with Games experience and getting to learn from them. I learned so many transferable skills while working on the Commonwealth Games that it’s opened my eyes to what I can do after I graduate… I’d love to work on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. You can’t really learn how to become a leader from books, you have to learn from experience and that’s what Griffith Business School gives: opportunities and experiences to get better at these skills.”

Emily Hayward

Bachelor of Business

“An internship is the most important thing you can do while studying,” she says. “To stand out in interviews you have to have relevant work experience, which could be an internship, tutoring or research assistant work … Relevant experience puts weight behind your resume. Your grades prove that you know the theory, but your experience in the field proves that you understand the application and adds value to you as a future employee.”

Register your interest

Trimester 1 registrations close Friday 13 December 2019.

Trimester 2 registrations close Friday 8 May 2020.

Trimester 3 registrations close Friday 28 August 2020.

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Get a headstart with BusinessPLUS

The BusinessPLUS program designed to help you get a headstart on your work experience and career through a range of co-curricular and professional opportunities. The program provides you with a structured plan of activities to complete over the course of your degree, supporting you to explore your career options, develop skills sought by employers, and graduate with an edge in today’s competitive job market.

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Frequently asked questions

Why choose an internship?

Do I need to attend classes?

What support is provided?

Are there any assessments?

Who can do the WIL Internship Course?

Are there any GPA requirements?

I don't have any electives left, can I still do the course?

I am an international student, can I still do the course?

How do I apply?

Can I bring my own internship?

Additional important information

Is there a Co-curricular program that helps me enhance my work experience?

How will I fit in the work hours with my Internship Placement?

What happens if I want to withdraw?

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Available internship Courses

Griffith Business School offers a suite of employability courses that come with the added bonus of 10–20 credit points towards your studies. Most have prerequisites you must fulfil before you can enrol, so be sure to read the eligibility criteria before applying. Our approved programs include employability courses and internships (both structured and volunteer).

Course title Credit pointsLocationStart

Career Development (3400THS)

10 Nathan, Gold Coast T1 and T2

Commerce Internship (3000AFE)

10 Nathan, Gold Coast and Logan T1, T2, and T3

Parliamentary Project (3004GIR)

10 Nathan, Gold Coast T2

Industry Project (3002GBS)

10Nathan, Gold CoastT1, T2, and T3

Student Investment Fund (3217AFE & 7261AFE)

10 Nathan, Gold CoastT1 and T2

Student Tax Clinic (3000AFE)

10 Logan T1, T2, and T3

UG Business Internship I (3001GBS)

10 Nathan, Gold Coast T1 and T2

UG Business Internship II (3000GBS)

20 Nathan, Gold Coast T1 and T2

UG Community Internship (3002LFC)

10 Nathan, Gold Coast T1, T2 and T3

Work Placement (Political Practice) (3101GIR)

10 Nathan, Gold Coast T1

Work Integrated Learning (3221AFE)

40OnlineT1

Work Integrated Learning II (3222AFE)

20OnlineT1

Tourism, Hospitality, Event, Sport and Property Internship I (3410THS)

10 Nathan, Gold Coast T1 and T2        

Tourism, Hospitality, Event, Sport and Property Internship II (3411THS)

20 Nathan, Gold Coast T1 and T2        

Industry Practicum (7346THS)

10 Gold Coast T1

PG Business Internship I (7004GBS)

10 Nathan, Gold Coast Ti and T2

PG Business Internship II (7005GBS)

20 Nathan, Gold Coast T1 and T2

PG Community Internship (7510LFC)

10 Nathan, Gold Coast T1, T2 and T3

Become an industry partner

Since 2010, we've placed over 100+ students in an internship/ work experience opportunity through our Internship Program. We've partnered with some of Queensland's leading industry professionals such as; Price Waterhouse Cooper, Deloitte, Brisbane City Council, Trade Queensland and Investment, RACQ, Ord Minett, The MBA Partnership, Gold Coast University Hospital and Crowe Horwath.

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