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Internship program

Semester 1, 2018

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Semester 2, 2018

Applications open: April 2018

Important note:

If you have not yet attended one of the compulsory Applications and Interviews workshops, we are pleased to announce that you can now complete this requirement by viewing the workshop video and successfully completing the CBE Internship Program Pre-application quiz on Wattle.

About the program

The CBE Internship Program gives students the opportunity to undertake an internship in either semester 1 or semester 2 as an elective for course-credit.

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.

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 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 an Internship Induction session.

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 academic supervisor):

  • Project proposal; 
  • Two learning journal entries; and
  • Final report.


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 5.0 (Credit average) or above for the CBE degree;
  • have not failed a subject in the semester prior to applying;
  • be a student during the semester for which the internship will be taken;
  • have completed a "CBE Internship Program Pre-Application Workshop" (the schedule for the workshops will be advertised under Events on the CareerHub website).
  • provide evidence of room in their program for a List 1 elective (see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for further details)

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

How does the application process work?

Internship projects will be advertised across up to four application rounds. At the close of each application round, applications will be assessed and candidates shortlisted. These shortlisted candidates will be forwarded to the Host organisation for each project for their consideration. The Host organisation may choose to conduct interviews before making their choice of preferred candidate.

Application rounds for Semester 1 2018

Round 1 Monday 16 October Sunday 29 October
Round 2 Monday 13 November Sunday 26 November
Round 3 Monday 27 November Sunday 3 December
Final Round Mid January TBA

Further information

Students are encouraged to read the CBE Internship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and How to Apply pages (which includes workshop, information session, and internship application key dates) for more information.

Information for industry partners

We invite you to host an ANU College of Business and Economics intern.

The internship program in the ANU College of Business and Economics 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 webpage or you can contact the CBE Internship Program team directly.

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Contact us

To request further information about the program or register potential internship projects, please contact:

Mr Sok Ho Chong
Student Engagement Coordinator (Industry Programs)
Phone: +61 2 6125 9343
Email: sokho.chong@anu.edu.au or internship.cbe@anu.edu.au

Ms Janelle Ireland
Student Engagement Manager
Phone: +61 2 6125 3284
Email: janelle.ireland@anu.edu.au or internship.cbe@anu.edu.au

Updated:   20 March 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Dean, Business & Economics / Page Contact:  College Web Team