Internships for academic credit

Source your own internship for a semester or over the summer or winter break

Internships for academic credit

Source your own internship for a semester or over the summer or winter break.


To undertake an industry placement (internship) for academic credit, you need to be in the final year of your degree program for RBUS3999, RBUS7999, ECON3380 or ECON7999, or penultimate year for students undertaking RBUS4999 or PPES4999, with space for an elective, and have a minimum overall GPA of 4. Please note, ECON7999 is the exception to this, where a min. GPA of 5.5 is required. 

To meet the requirements for a WIL course, your placement must:

  • provide experience and practical skills development related to your field of study;
  • consists of 100 hours of experience with one organisation; and
  • commence within 8 months from the start date of the semester in which you will be enrolled in your course

Domestic placement may be unpaid or paid. Due to insurance requirements, any international placement must be paid.

If you want to use your current place of work for a WIL placement, you are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours at higher-grade duties. This means that the tasks and activities you perform during the placement are different to those you perform in your normal day-to-day work. You need to obtain permission from your supervisor to complete these higher-grade duties, as well as confirmation that you will be appropriately supported for the duration of the 100 placement hours.

You are responsible for sourcing your own industry placement (internship), which will have to be approved by a WIL Advisor before you can enrol in a WIL course.

What our students say

Ayushi Kapoor The WIL course marked a defining chapter in my career. From the process of reaching out to companies for a placement opportunity to learning on the job and meeting some brilliant people, the experience has been nothing short of extraordinary.  The course gave me the opportunity to apply my conceptual knowledge to the business world in a supportive learning environment. It also gave me the opportunity to network with industry leaders in my field.

I am very happy to have taken this course as it opened doors for me and helped me land a full-time graduate job with one of the top 100 graduate employers. 

Ayushi Kapoor



How to apply

Applying to do an industry placement (internship) for academic credit requires a few steps. It is recommended you start the process at least a month before the semester commences.

  1. Find out if you’re eligible to take a WIL course by completing the WIL Application Form
  2. You will be advised of your eligibility by email within approximately two weeks after submission of your application (pending release of grades from the past semester). If you’re eligible, you must get your industry host supervisor to complete the Placement Learning Agreement (Paid or Unpaid). You will then need to complete the WIL Internship Information Form, uploading the completed Placement Learning Agreement via this form, with details of your internship. Note that it is your responsibility to source a suitable placement opportunity. 
  3. A WIL Adviser will vet your proposed placement, liaising directly with the organisation and nominated supervisor. The vetting process may take some time, sometimes up to three weeks, depending on the response time from your supervisor. If you have commenced your application process for this course, you will be able to enrol in the course up until the Friday of week 2 of the semester if you meet the eligibility requirements for the course. 
  4. If your internship is approved, we will send you an email providing final confirmation of your approved placement. You’ll then need to enrol in the course. You must enrol in the course prior to the start of the semester.

Please note, due to the lead time required for approvals, late applications will not be accpeted. 

Current industry partners

The University of Queensland has solid industry partners who have supported students’ professional development for many years through internships. If you are currently seeking such opportunities, contact any of the following organisations to discuss if they have any suitable internships that align with your field of study and learning objectives. 

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Arinex Pty Ltd
An award-winning event management company with a robust track record spanning 50 years.  

The Arinex culture is dynamic, fast-paced, fun and has a friendly team environment with like-minded people. Staff are able to enjoy substantial training, internal development and promotion, advanced support systems and technology infrastructure as well as travel experiences. 

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Creative PR that turns heads, draws eyes, distracts, disrupts and engages – in short, strategic communication solutions that get attention. It’s an inimitable approach that has become Aruga’s trademark and competitive advantage, capturing the imaginations of more than 300 unique brands in six years. 

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Australian Property Institute
The API is proud to be the home of property professionals and is dedicated to strengthening and developing our profession through our standards, education and certifications. Together we represent a range of property professionals promoting excellence within the industry, advocating for our members and using our high standards to facilitate employment in our profession. 

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Challenger Capital 
Specialists in Financial Services and strategic business opportunities.  
Other services range from corporate advisory, financial investment strategies, turnaround and crisis management, corporate restructuring, corporate acquisitions, and capital raising and financing. 

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We are proud to be consistently recognised as a leader across the broad portfolio of professional services we deliver to our clients. Our services and solutions include audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and related services that span every sector and industry. 

We hold a simple belief – that our people’s hard work ought to be recognised and rewarded beyond their remuneration. 

Dingo Enterprise Predictive Maintenance Software logo

The global leader in Predictive Maintenance, unites people and award-winning technology to provide actionable intelligence to asset-intensive industries. 

We are always looking for good people who enjoy helping customers directly impact their bottom line. Join our growing team. 

Everyday Entrepreneur 365 logo

We support innovators, ambitious founders and agents of change. 

We work with ambitious people who are mid-career or mid-life and want to start a business. 
Entrepreneurship is a way of life, it is a mindset and an opportunity to make the most of the skills we have and the circumstances we find ourselves in.  

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Exceptional Bonds
Our wonderful team of qualified and experienced staff are genuinely interested in YOU and in ensuring that your experience with Exceptional Bonds Pty Ltd is of value, life changing and exceptional.  

Together we share a lifetime of experience working with people diagnosed with mental health, a disability, trauma, death and dying, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and discrimination. 

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Expense Reduction Analysts
Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) – the world’s number one franchise in business strategy, supply chain and cost management and winner of the Global Franchise Awards “Best White Collar Franchise” of 2020, 2019 & 2018 is offering you the opportunity to become part of our award-winning, an international network of specialist business consultants.  

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Great Southern Bank
Welcome to one of Australia’s largest customer-owned banks. 
Something we’re incredibly proud of, to be frank. 

With 75 years’ experience and plenty more in the tank. 
We’re up for the job to be Australia’s go-to bank. 

Howard Smith Wharves

Howard Smith Wharves
More than a foodie precinct, we’re in pursuit of bringing together the best of the city into a single thriving destination.  

Be it fine-dining or casual catch-ups, HSW is where the city comes to unwind, unite and say cheers to the best life this city provides. 

InClinic Cosmetics

InClinic Cosmetics
At InClinic Cosmetics, we provide a good for your skin alternative to traditional makeup that protects and improves skin while enhancing natural beauty. 


J.P.Morgan logo

With more than 100 years of history in Australia and New Zealand, we have long-established, deep client relationships and broad product capabilities.  

A talent-driven company is, by definition, a diverse and inclusive one. We’re committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels like they belong. Though we aim to do better, we’re proud of the workplace we’ve created.  

Lee and Associates Accountants

Lee and Associates Accountants 
Specialists in property & business taxation. Helping large, medium & small business with all their tax & accounting needs.

We only recruit outstanding people of the highest calibre and we recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset. Our continuous success requires us to retain and grow our employees to the next level. 

Marriot Brisbane logo

As the #1 leader in hospitality worldwide, Marriott International has 8,100+ hotel properties and 31 top hotel brands. We’re in 138 countries and territories, and we’re still growing. Unmatched opportunities await you! The next step in your career could lead to your greatest adventure. 

Be a part of something bigger than yourself, join a team where everyone has a voice. Belong to a community where you are included. 

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PX4 Software
PX4 is the next generation of Tenement Management Software. It is an intuitive platform that efficiently and effectively streamlines tenement management into a series of simple to follow workflows.  

Our Mission is to create intuitive and innovative compliance software that improves the way you live and work. 

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The Westin
Refreshingly unique The Westin Brisbane celebrates Brisbane City’s air of laid-back sophistication.  

University Student Programs 
Our Voyage program accelerates the training of university students and recent graduates by exposing them to several functions within our global hotel network and providing mentors to personalize their learning experience. 

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To be the preferred freight technology choice, efficiently connecting businesses and consumers with transport providers while creating positive experiences and sustainable outcomes for the world. 

We are growing! Grow your career with us. 

Our people approach is about seeking and finding the best, and about doing it with a bit of fun and style along the way. 

W Brisbane logo

W Brisbane
Explore an exciting new career path at W Hotels where your natural talent is celebrated. W Hotel’s work culture is uniquely designed to spark your imagination and curiosity while bringing the W experience to life for guests. Located at 81 North Quay, W Brisbane is a five-star lifestyle luxury hotel that delivers Whatever/Whenever Service to our guests. No task too small, no ask too big, our service standard is here to make it happen for our guests. For our Talent, we offer limitless opportunities to develop and grow within an exciting global brand. This extends to the Marriott International portfolio of hotels, making us the world’s largest travel company. 




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