Boost your employability skills with a local internship experience

There are many benefits to completing a local internship 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

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)


Work Integrated Learning II (3222AFE)


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

Example opportunities with high profile industry partners available in Trimester 1, 2020

Register your interest to see the full list of internship organisations and positions available in 2020.

Hotel, Tourism, Event, Sport, Real Estate and Property
  • QLD Tourism Industry Council – Tourism Assistant Internship
  • Surfing QLD – Sport Event Operations Internship
  • Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort GC & Marriot Surfers Paradise – Hotel Finance
  • Touch Footbal QLD - Community Sport Event Assistant
Human Resource, Government and Marketing:
  • Sofitel Gold Coast – Human Resource Internship (only 3 internship positions available)
  • Gold Coast Airport – Business Culture and Development Intern
  • Bentleys Brisbane – Performance Management Intern
  • Gold Coast Suns – Marketing Intern
  • Chempro – Intern Marketing Assistant
Accounting, Finance and Economics:
  • Crowe – Accounting Internship
  • Simmons Livingstone – Financial Planning and Accounting Internship
  • MBA Partnerships (GC)  – Accounting Internship (only 2 positions available)
  • Griffith Tax Clinic
  • Deloitte Access Economics

Register your interest

Trimester 3 registrations close Friday 28 August
Trimester 1, 2021 registrations close Friday 29 January
Trimester 2, 2021 closing date to be advised
Please note: the application process can take 1 week to complete. Late registrations will not be processed.

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View the 'how to apply for an internship' guide

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.”

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

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Want to become an industry partner?

Do you have a project or work experience opportunity available for business students? Register as an industry partner and we will assist to fill gaps in personnel and projects. Our enthusiastic students can help you harness fresh ideas and new perspectives, and help you stay in touch with current trends.

Since 2010, we've placed over hundreds of students in an opportunity through our Work-Integrated Learning. 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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