Internships in the School of International Studies
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.
Are you a Global Studies student? An internship is a compulsory component of your course. As part of the 99205 Global Work Project subject you’ll undertake a work placement in an organisation with global connections in an area related to your major.
If you’re interested in undertaking a voluntary internship you can access opportunities via CareerHub, see Securing a placement below for more information or you can contact FASS Voluntary Internships if you have questions about a placement.
Securing a placement
You’ll need to secure your own Internship 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. See our taking on a UTS Intern page for more information.
Course-related internship documentation
If you’re a Bachelor of Global Studies student and are undertaking the compulsory internship in the third year Global Work Project subject, please manage your placement and related paperwork via CareerHub. Log in to CareerHub and under ‘Dashboard’ you will find the ‘Global Work Project’ Workflow. Please allow at least 3 working days before the proposed commencement of your internship to obtain official approval of your placement and insurance cover.
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 3 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.