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.

Go global and graduate with work experience that matters

Challenge yourself, impress potential employers, expand your cultural horizons, discover amazing places and form lifelong memories. Participating in an overseas program as a part of your Griffith University degree is one of the best experiences you can have at university.

Some of our global internship providers


Project Everest

Join a team of social entrepreneurs to learn leadership skills, gain personal development skills, and be a part of the social change for 10CP. Our Community Internships in Fiji have a $3000 cash grant for successful applicants! OS-Help loans are also available.

Internships in Fiji, Malawi, Cambodia or Timor-Leste.

Project Everest


Nineteen Degrees

Spend 3 weeks in India during Trimester 3 and earn 10CP towards your Griffith University degree! All disciplines welcomed. Our Community Internships in India have a $3000 cash grant for successful applicants! OS-Help loans are also available.

Internships in India.

Nineteen Degrees


Work The World

Work the World specialises in tailoring overseas healthcare placements. Our destinations provide a unique and exciting insight into healthcare systems across the developing world. Suits students from Health related disciplines.

Internships in Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Ghana, Mexico and the Philippines.

Work The World


Challenges Abroad

Challenges Abroad offers exceptional opportunities to further your life skills and to create incredible experiences, all while helping disadvantaged communities around the world.

Internships in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Challenges Abroad


International Studies Abroad

ISA connects dedicated students looking to make a positive impact with over 20 diverse communities abroad. Including over 100 non-profit, governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide.

Internships in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific.

International Studies Abroad


CIS Australia

CISaustralia is dedicated to providing students with innovative, high quality, short-term overseas study, intern and volunteer experiences for academic credit, while promoting global awareness, inspiring personal growth, and developing engaged world citizens.

Internships in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, and the Pacific.

CIS Australia


Firstly, you need to have an idea of the country you would like to visit and a rough idea about the type of internship you would like to do.

Your volunteer role has a strong focus in either:

  • Social responsibility: role working for/alongside marginalised / disadvantaged individuals, families or communities (outreach or community development focus)
  • Environmental responsibility: role preserving flora or fauna
  • Sustainability: role that examines/fosters how to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (United Nations, 1987).

Secondly, complete this quick 1-minute form with your preferences here. We will then send you more information about specific projects within your area of interest and instructions on how to apply.

Register your interest

Funding your trip


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

  • tuition fees (exchange students do not pay tuition to the partner university)
  • visa application fee, including travel to another city for an interview if necessary
  • accommodation
  • international flights and in-country transport
  • daily living expenses
  • spending money.

Budgeting worksheet


Griffith University aims to provide one grant (scholarship) to each student on an approved overseas program. The grant is for you to keep and is to support your program expenses.

Grant values vary from $250 to $8,000 depending on the program type, location and credit point value.

Explore grant opportunities

OS-HELP loan

Eligible students can apply for an OS-HELP loan which is a loan scheme provided by the Australian Government specifically to support overseas study. It is not considered a grant, therefore approved students can receive this loan as well as a grant.

OS-HELP loans

Global Brochure

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

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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