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

Requirements

You need to be in the final year of your degree program, with space for an elective, and with a minimum overall GPA of 4.

To meet the requirements for a work-integrated learning course, your internship needs to provide:

  • practical skills and experience related to your field of study
  • 100 hours of experience with one organisation.

If you want to use your current place of work for work-integrated learning, you are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours at higher grade duties. This means the tasks and activities you perform are different to those performed in your normal day-to-day work activities.  You need to obtain persmission 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.

What our students say

Ayushi KapoorThe 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 your own internship requires a few steps. Start the process at least a month before semester starts.

  1. Find out if you’re eligible by completing this WIL Application Form.
  2. If you’re confirmed as eligible, complete this WIL Internship Information Form with details of your internship. 
  3. A Work-Integreted Learning Adviser will vet the internship, liaising with the organisation and the supervisor. This may take some time.
  4. If the internship is approved, we’ll send you an internship agreement within the week.
  5. Before you start your internship, complete the internship agreement, sent to you by a WIL adviser, with your internship supervisor and return it to us.

We’ll send you an email confirming that all is approved and then you need to enrol in the course.

Enquiries

Still have questions? Attend a WIL consult with an adviser or email employability@bel.uq.edu.au.

Finding an internship

Don't yet have an internship? Refer to our Finding an Internship learning module, or book a consult with a WIL Adviser.

WIL courses

Which course you enrol in depends on your level of study and discipline: