Internships at UWA

Set yourself apart with an internship as part of your UWA experience

Enhance your UWA experience through an internship

At UWA, you’ll not only study towards a degree but have the opportunity to gain valuable experience towards your future career

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Build networks

Gain industry connections and broaden your professional networks.

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Recognise your career path

Explore your career path early and gain firsthand knowledge about your field.

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For-credit internships

Be awarded academic credit for your internships or practicums as part of your degree.

Explore your options

Discover the units and practicums you can apply for in your study area and gain academic credit.

Arts, Business, Law and Education (ABLE)

Students within the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education (ABLE) can gain academic credit by taking an internship as part of their degree. Undergraduates can enrol in Professional Experience Practicum (WILG2201), while postgraduates can enrol in Professional Development Practicum A, B or C (WILG5001, WILG5002 or WILG5003).

Eligibility for enrolment in this program is assessed based on whether you meet the unit pre-requisites as listed in the UWA Handbook. If you have any questions about whether this unit fits into your study plan, please contact your Student Advising Office.

Begin your journey

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Expression of interest (EOI)

Visit the ‘Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education Practicum Units’ Workflow on UniHub to submit your EOI: https://unihub.uwa.edu.au/students/workflows/detail/30

 

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UWA Pre-placement Program

Complete the Pre-placement Program in LMS to prepare for your internship.

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Information session

Book into an information session on your UniHub workflow to learn about the expectations and requirements of your unit and internship.

Careers Centre workshop

Book in for the Careers Centre Employability Workshops/Employ101 online modules on UniHub.

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Apply for internship

Search Internships in your UniHub Marketplace and apply through your Internship opportunities for advertised placements. If you already have a self-sourced placement, ensure it is approved by the Placement Officer.

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Host-student meeting

Initiate a meeting with your potential host organisation to discuss your internship.

Confirmation of internship

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Official enrolment into WILG2201/5001

Assessment

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Assessment tasks

Congratulations!

Hear from students

Julie Koch

Alexandra Hall

Lauren James

Tyson McEwan

Jimit Patel

Maryam Shariatmadari

Resources to help you succeed

Access these resources to prepare for your internship journey and gain a head start

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Engineering

If you are enrolled in the Master of Professional Engineering or intend to enrol in the Master of Professional Engineering on completion of your Bachelor of Science (Engineering Science) course, you must complete relevant, discipline-related work experience.

You will not be able to graduate until this work experience is completed and a report or portfolio is submitted and assessed as acceptable. More information on the requirements of the report and portfolio can be found on the LMS Community Faculty Student Experience site under the section on Professional Engineering Placement and Portfolio.

Begin your practicum journey

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Registration

Visit the ‘Engineering Professional Practicum Program’ Workflow on UniHub.

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Information pack

Gain access to the information pack which will assist you with your practicum journey.

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UWA Pre-placement Program

Complete the Pre-placement Program in LMS to prepare for your practicum.

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Resume upload

Use VMock to check your resume and upload your resume online.

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Apply for practicum

Search Internships in your UniHub Marketplace and apply through your Internship opportunities for advertised placements. If you already have a self-sourced placement, ensure it is approved by the Placement Officer.

Confirmation of practicum

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Host-student meeting

Initiate a meeting with your potential host organisation to discuss your internship.

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Mid-term check-in

Complete a questionnaire on LMS so the Placement Officer can track your progress.

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End of Practicum Survey

Complete the 'Student End of Practicum Survey' immediately upon completion of your practicum and submit it to the EMS Student Office.

Science

Applications are open for Sem 1, 2021 (SCIE2205/SCIE5304)  and will close on 22 Nov

The Science Work-Integrated-Learning program is open to eligible undergraduate and postgraduate UWA students. Successful applicants may earn academic credit towards their degree when completing a work placement or practicum, by enrolling in the units outlined below:

You will generally be eligible to undertake one of these Science units if you have space in your course to receive a six-point credit and have met the prerequisites required to undertake the unit (refer to the respective webpages). Eligibility is dependent on approval from your Faculty Advising Student Office.

Begin your journey

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Information session

Attend an information session. The dates for this can be found under the respective unit webpages: SCIE2205, SCIE2206 and SCIE5304.

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Apply for placement

Apply via email using your student email account with the email subject line: Application: Name, student number. Attach your completed Faculty Approval Form, cover letter, CV and letter of reference along with the email, before the deadline.

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Interview

Applications are shortlisted and eligible applicants are invited for interview. The interview experience includes a discussion about placement preferences.

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Placement matching

The Placement Officer seeks to match placements to students based on preferences.

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Host-Student meeting

Arrange a meeting with your potential host organisation to discuss your internship. This can be done in person or via email or phone.

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Pre-placement tasks

Upon confirmation of placement, you will have to complete a deed poll, agreement and UWA Pre-placement program on LMS.

Official enrolment into placement

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Assessment tasks

…. CONGRATULATIONS!

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Partner with us to help develop future leaders of the world

Why take an intern?

  • Invest in the future generation by building capacity in young people.
  • Tap into WA’s brightest minds, who can bring their fresh perspective and new energy to your project.
  • Identify new talent and build connections with the next cohort of graduates.
  • Raise the profile of your organisation.

Important information

Contact us

Fill in the form and we will get in touch to discuss an opportunity, or speak to our External Engagement Adviser, Candice Brooking
directly at (08 6488 7224)


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