Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In accordance with the University’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are offering online community internships for Trimester 1 2021. We thank you for your understanding and support.

Graduate with work experience that matters

There are many benefits for you if you choose to do a local community internship. Employers like to see experience in the real world on your resume. Volunteering also helps you to develop a range of personal and professional skills which make you a highly valued employee. For international students, it provides an excellent way to practice work-related English language skills.

Register your interest and check your eligibility

We currently have over 700 virtual, face to face and mixed-mode internships available. They are generally located in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Register your interest in doing a Community Internship to find out more about currently available opportunities.

Register your interest and check your eligibility


First of all, Register and complete your eligibility.

Organise your Blue Card via Student Connect.

Next steps:

  • Select your preferred Internship via Sonia. Once you receive access you will be able to select an internship via SONIA. SONIA is the student placement management software we use for internship placements.
  • Enrol via myGriffith into your lecture and workshop. To view dates and times, visit Undergraduate 3002LFC or Postgraduate 7510LFC course details. We can only secure your preferred internship if you are enrolled.

Finally, you can come to a one-on-one consultation session if you feel it is a bit confusing and you need some help in choosing and securing an internship. Consultation sessions are held at Gold Coast, Logan and Nathan campuses, or via phone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about course requirements, assessment, eligibility and how to enrol?

Examples of Local Internship Opportunities

Business Roles: Tourism Assistant, Accounts Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Fundraising Assistant, Social Media Engagement Researcher, Event Coordinator, PR Assistant, Human Resource Assistant, Grant and Tender Assistant and much more.

Arts Roles: Brochure Editor, Journalism and Team Leaders Assistant, Communications Project Officer, Film, and TV Assistant, Interior Design Assistant, PR Assistant and much more.

Psychology and Criminology Roles: Refugee Visa Support Officer, Family Support Volunteer, Mental Health Support Worker, Developmental Psychology Assistant, Guidance Officer Assistant, Pyjama Angel, Youth Advocacy and Justice Assistant and much more.

Law and Criminology Roles: Refugee Visa Support Officer, Court Support Worker, Risk Management and Legal Officer, Crime Research Assistant, Policy and Procedures Development Officer Assistant, Youth Advocacy and Justice Assistant and much more.

Environment and Science Roles: Community Sustainability Hub Co-ordinator and Design Assistant, Environment Project Officer, Community Garden Design and Construction Assistant, Environmental Education Assistant, Zoo Education Officer, Conservation Assistant.

Education Roles: Early Childhood Educators, Community Education Assistant, Parents and Playgroup Support Worker, Connect2Kindy Home Visitation Assistant, Multicultural School Volunteer, Literacy and Numeracy Support Worker and much more.

Health Roles: Hospital Volunteer, Nutrition and Well-being, Community Nutrition Education Assistant, Intake, Assessment and Referral Coordinator, Dementia and Disability Care Assistant, Health and Lifestyle Enhancement Assistant and much more.

Multimedia, IT and Engineering Roles: Website Developer, IT/Website Assistant, Film and TV Assistant, Film and Documentary Producer Assistant, Information Technology Assistant, Database Design Assistant, 3D Printing Engineer Assistant, Multimedia Project Officer, Video Producer and much more.



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Award Winning Course

2019 - The Griffith Internationalisation Awards - Most outstanding contribution to the development of a short term global mobility program

The Griffith Internationalisation Awards

2019 - The PIEoneer Awards - Finalists

The PIEoneer Awards

2018 - The Study Queensland Excellence Awards

The Study Queensland Excellence Awards

2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching AAUT - Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

Australian Awards for University Teaching