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CBE Internship Program

Semester 2, 2020

Applications for Round 1 open at 12.00AM on Friday (20 March 2020) and close at 11.59PM on Sunday (5 April 2020).

About the CBE Internship Program

The CBE Internship Program gives students the opportunity to undertake an internship in either semester 1 or semester 2 as a six-unit or twelve-unit elective course.

Each internship is project-based with deliverables set in agreement between the intern, workplace supervisor and academic supervisor. Interns will commit 120 hours to their projects (approximately 12 hours per week over 10 weeks). In most cases, interns will work from the host organisation's offices gaining valuable exposure to the professional work environment.

The CBE Internship Program also includes 5 practical workshops throughout the semester to assist in further developing skills within the workplace.

Each intern will be supervised by a workplace supervisor and an academic supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

The internship program aims to provide a select group of students with the opportunity to:

  1. Identify the theoretical knowledge and skills from relevant area(s) of academic study as applicable to the problem identified in the 'real work' environment;
  2. Acquire evidence and information from complex sources as relevant to the problem in the 'real work' environment;
  3. Determine the appropriate information and evidence relevant to addressing the business problem;
  4. Engage critically with the information and evidence to generate best solutions to the problem and of value in the decision-making by the employer/placement/community;
  5. Engage effectively and professionally with multiple stakeholders within and outside the work/professional environment;
  6. Critically reflect upon the value of lifelong learning processes provided through the internship experience; and
  7. Communicate the knowledge, competencies and experience acquired through the internship to peers, academic, specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Coursework Assessment

Internships undertaken through the CBE Internship Program are taken as an elective, for six-unit or twelve-unit course credit.

Each successful applicant will be provided with a permission code to enrol in the ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Project CBEA3070 (undergraduate) or CBEA6070 (postgraduate), which will be counted as an elective toward the intern's CBE degree.

Before commencing the internship project, each intern must sign an internship contract with their internship host and attend a Pre-Placement Workshop.

As the Internship is undertaken as an academic course, in addition to working on a project for the host organisation, interns must complete the following assessment items (evaluated by the course convenor and academic supervisor):

  • Project proposal; and
  • Two reflections based on workshop topics; and
  • Final report; and
  • Final Presentation (postgraduates only).

The workplace supervisor (Host) will evaluate your performance based on criteria sent by CBE and account for 35% (undergraduate) and 30% (postgraduate) of your final grade.


The internship program is available for ANU students enrolled in a single or flexible double degree in the College of Business and Economics. 

Internships are available on a competitive basis, and applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for the Internship.

To apply, students must:

  • have completed a minimum 48 units for all courses in their current program (for postgraduate students) or 72 units (for undergraduate students) of their CBE degree (combined degree undergraduate students need to have completed 72 units across their program) by the time they would commence the internship. Undergraduate students transferring their studies to the ANU from another institution must have completed a minimum of 48 units at the ANU before applying for the CBE Internship Program;

  • have a GPA of 5.00/7.00 for your degree including double degrees;

  • have not failed a CBE subject in the semester prior to applying;

  • be a current CBE student during the semester for which the internship will be taken;

  • have completed pre-requisite workshops offered by CBE Careers; 
    1) CBE Careers | Resume/CV Workshop AND CBE Careers | Interviewing Skills Workshop; OR
    2) CBE Careers | Resume/CV Workshop & Interview Skills combined Workshop

  • The schedule for the workshops will be advertised under Events on the CareerHub website; and
    *Please note: If you have previously attended the required workshops, you do not need to attend these workshops again.

  • provide "evidence of space" in their program for an elective space from CBE Student Services (info.cbe@anu.edu.au).

Masters students in Economics and Honours students are not eligible to apply.

How does the application process work?

Application Overview Website

Detailed application process on how to apply available here.

Application Rounds and Workshops

Round 1 Monday 19 August 2019 9:00am Monday 23 September 2019
Round 2 Monday 7 October 2019 9:00am Monday 4 November 2019


1) CBE Careers | Resume/CV Workshop and CBE Careers | Interviewing Skills Workshop

2) CBE Careers | Resume/CV Workshop & Interview Skills combined Workshop

*Please note: You must attend Option 1 (2 Workshops) or Option 2 (1 Workshop). Once you have fulfilled this requirement, you will be able to progress on your CBE Internship Application Form on CareerHub.

If you have previously attended these workshops, you do not need to attend again.

For a full list of workshop dates and availability refer to CareerHub HERE.


Further Information

Students are encouraged to view the CBE Internship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and how to apply document (which includes workshop, information session, and internship application key dates) for more information.

Interested in hosting an intern?

The internship program at CBE is a great initiative for industry partners to gain access to a pool of high-achieving and talented ANU students in their senior academic years for short-term projects.

More details are provided for industry partners on the partner with us page or you can contact the CBE Internship Program team directly.

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Contact us

For further information about internships or to register potential internship projects, please contact:

Mr Jakob Voo
Student Employability Coordinator (Industry Programs)
Phone: +61 2 6125 9343
Email: internship.cbe@anu.edu.au

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