What’s an internship?
An internship (also called professional or work experience) is a short-term paid or unpaid placement within an organisation. Internships give you a chance to take what you’ve learnt in the classroom and apply it in a real-world work environment. They prepare you for life after UTS, and give you a taste of some of the career options available to you.
Who should study an internship?
Anyone who’s interested in gaining practical experience in their chosen field should consider an internship. Some FASS courses have a course related internship component, while others offer elective internship subjects. A voluntary internship isn’t part of your formal program of study, but is a professional placement that helps you build workplace skills related to the course you’re studying.
If you’re a Teacher Education student an internship is a compulsory component of your course and will be arranged with you by the Professional Experience Office. Visit our Professional experience program page for information.
If you’re interested in undertaking a voluntary work internship, you’ll need to secure your own placement. CareerHub — the Universities job board is a great starting point. Log in and view advertisements under the ‘Dashboard’ tab. You can also talk to your course coordinator or work experience coordinator.
Already got an offer? You can arrange an internship with an organisation directly. They’ll need to sign up with CareerHub before you can start your internship.
If you have any questions contact FASS Voluntary Internships to discuss the placement.
Course-related internship documentation
Find information on mandatory checks and documentation required for your Teacher Education Professional Experience on the Professional experience program documentation page.
Voluntary internship documentation
Voluntary placements are managed via CareerHub.
Log in and under the ‘Dashboard’ tab you’ll see a link to FASS Voluntary Internships on the left hand side of the screen. Paperwork must be in place at least three working days before the proposed commencement date.
You’ll be covered by UTS personal accident and public liability insurance while you’re on your placement ONLY if the internship is approved by the university. This means that all required paperwork is submitted and signed off prior to the commencement of your internship. An insurance certificate can be produced for you to take with you to your host organisation. Speak to your School Office or subject coordinator for more details.