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Internship program

Semester 2, 2017

Applications open: First round opens 10 April 2017 - Final (and fourth) round closes 25 June 2017

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Semester 1, 2018

Applications open: November 2017 - January 2018

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 (postgraduate students) or 72 units (undergraduate student) of their CBE degree by the time they would commence the internship;
  • 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).

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

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:

Associate Professor Vinh Lu
Director of Engaged Learning
Phone: +61 2 6125 4905
Email: vinh.lu@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

Ms Linda Parker
Student Engagement Coordinator (Industry Programs)
Phone: +61 2 6125 9343
Email: linda.parker@anu.edu.au or internship.cbe@anu.edu.au

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