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Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at UNSW

At UNSW students have the opportunity to undertake a WIL placement in two ways:

  1. Faculty WIL arrangements
    These are WIL arrangements undertaken as part of a student’s degree program. This enables students to apply theory learned in the classroom to the practice of work through engagement with a partner organisation to enhance their professional and personal skills. (Please see below for faculty-specific information).

  2. Project-based interdisciplinary WIL courses
    A group of students from different degree backgrounds work directly with an organisation on a project to provide the organisation with purposeful deliverables. This project-based course is designed for partners looking to source students from a range of faculties and perspectives.

WIL opportunities

  • Engage with students across the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture through paid or unpaid internships.

    • Art and Design
    • The Arts and Media
    • Built Environment
    • Education (Primary and Secondary)
    • Humanities & Languages
    • Social Sciences

    Find out more or email: ada-wil@unsw.edu.au.

  • Career Accelerator offers a wide range of ways to host WIL students including consulting projects, traditional internships, global programs, group projects and online hosting opportunities, with the flexibility to suit organisations of any size.

    The programs span undergraduate and postgraduate programs and can be catered to your business needs. Contact the team today to discuss the range of offerings and find the best fit for your organisation.

    Find out more or email: engagebusiness@unsw.edu.au

    If your organisation would benefit from greater experience, consider hosting a paid MBA intern or group project. Contact our team to discuss your requirements and our tailored services will help you identify students best-suited to your needs. Email: careercentre@agsm.edu.au

    Our industry partners are well-established in their respective industries and are companies where the influences of technology, artificial intelligence and globalisation are predicted to make a substantial impact and affect their future work force.

    Industry Partners will host multiple groups of students (4 – 5 students per team) over a 10-week period to work on a genuine business project focusing on the future of work. At least two mentors will be required to meet with the student teams and provide information and feedback.

    The course is available for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Participating undergraduate students have satisfactorily completed a minimum 48 units of credit (equal to at least one year of study). Consulting teams will be made up of students from various disciplines including accounting, banking & finance, information systems, actuarial studies, marketing and economics. 

    Requirements for the project are defined in consultation with UNSW Business School. Teams are assigned at least two mentors. Mentors commit to at least four hours of engagement over 10 weeks, plus attendance at the project briefing, temporary solution meeting and final presentation.

  • Students who have Industrial Training as a program requirement are required to undertake 60 days of work-integrated learning. 

    Find out more or email: eng.it-training@unsw.edu.au

     

  • UNSW Law & Justice offers a diverse range of work integrated internships, giving students the chance to put theory into practice, providing training, practical experience and a real insight into future career paths in law and criminology. Further information for employers on work integrated learning can be found via WIL. We welcome new opportunities for our students.   

    Please contact experiential@unsw.edu.au to enquire about becoming a partner.   

    Our dedicated UNSW Law & Justice careers service works with our Law and Criminology students to plan for their future careers and to enable them to make informed decisions and plan career pathways in line with their strengths, interests and current market trends.   

    The UNSW Law & Justice careers service collaborates with employers on student engagement opportunities and to advertise legal and criminology employment opportunities directly to our Law & Justice students via our dedicated jobs board. Further information for employers can be found via Law & Justice Careers Service   

    If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities to engage with the Faculty of Law & Justice, please contact as at law.careers@unsw.edu.au

  • Engage with our Medicine & Health students to inspire them in shaping the future of healthcare in Australia and globally. Our students undertake clinical and industry placements during their program, to harness the practical skills to solve complex health challenges and improve life for all.

    Contact our Medicine & Health Work Integrated Learning team to discuss placement opportunities in areas of:

    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Exercise Science
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Medicine
    • Nutrition & Dietetics
    • Optometry & Vision Science
    • Pharmacy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Population Health

    Find out more or email: mh.wil@unsw.edu.au

  • Engage with students across the Faculty of Science through paid or unpaid internships. Our community of eight science and technology disciplines teach over 7,000 students, in the areas of: 

    • Aviation
    • Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Data Science
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Food Science
    • Materials Science
    • Medical Sciences
    • Physics
    • Psychology

    Industry Projects
    Engage teams of top science students to tackle a genuine problem or challenge in your organisation.

    Find out more or email: science.industry@unsw.edu.au

  • Defence Trailblazer 

    UNSW and the University of Adelaide have come together through the Defence Trailblazer initiative, connecting industry partners with students keen to undertake an internship, project or experiential learning activity with defence industry. By undertaking a Defence Trailblazer WIL activity, partners are able to meet emerging and future workforce needs, improve linkages between academia and industry, as well as enable access to a skilled talent pipeline.  

    Learn more

    Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy (TRaCE) 

    The Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy (TRaCE) enables partners in the solar tech, clean energy, green fuels, and circular economy space to engage with UNSW students. The WIL opportunities are flexible to support the unique needs and requirements of your organisation. These activities including discipline-specific placements (internships) and interdisciplinary group projects, providing students with invaluable practical and professional experience, and building the clean energy workforce of their future.  

    Learn more about TRaCE here or contact us at hello@trace.org.au 

  • The Co-op Program is a strategic initiative between industry and the University aimed at attracting, training, and developing the best young professionals. Sponsors of the scholarship gain early access to UNSW’s highest-achieving students, who can be directly recruited at the end of the program.

    Throughout the program, sponsors benefit from having three of UNSW's top students work with them full-time across three industry placements for up to 18 months. Co-op scholars are excellent ambassadors for sponsor companies, promoting their brand and values among their peers and beyond. Participation in the Co-op Program fosters a closer relationship between sponsors and the University, leading to potential collaborations and mutually beneficial partnerships.  

    For more information on how to get involved, please visit our website or email cooprog@unsw.edu.au.

  • UNSW Founders is the home of innovation and startup at UNSW. UNSW Founders is designed to support all students build their ideas, skills, and experiences so that they can create and launch their own successful startup businesses – or be the best first hire!

    Through the unique UNSW Startup Year program (Post Graduate diploma in Entrepreneurship) students will gain work experience in global startup companies.

    Find out more about UNSW Founders and how it can unlock your Startup potential today.

  • Engage talented PhD and Masters by Research candidates and gain fresh insights and innovative approaches to complex R&D challenges.

    UNSW is a global research powerhouse developing the next generation of research leaders with the skills and expertise to solve real-world problems and drive innovation.

    The UNSW Graduate Research School’s Industry Engagement programs offer a range of options including internships and industry engaged research degrees for accessing our highly skilled pool of talented higher degree researchers to increase your competitive advantage and drive innovation in your sector.

  • The Co-NNECTIONS program is a diversity initiative dedicated to enhancing the education and employment outcomes of students from low socioeconomic, rural/remote, and Indigenous backgrounds at UNSW. 

    This program operates in collaboration with industry partners and UNSW alumni, who play integral roles in delivering enriching learning environments and opportunities for students at various stages of their degree. These offerings include networking events, immersive company site visits, tailored professional development workshops, personalised mentoring, and paid internships.

    For companies seeking ways to attract students from diverse backgrounds to work with their organisation, Co-NNECTIONS offers an accessible talent pipeline, while also providing wrap around support to students and sponsors during the placement. The experiences students have at this foundational stage of their career can shape their perception of work and set them on a pathway to a successful and rewarding career.

    For more information on how to get involved, please visit our website or email co-nnections@unsw.edu.au.

Frequently asked questions

  • To advertise a paid internship or graduate role, please register on our free online jobs board UNSWConnect.

    Once registered you will be able to post roles directly to the platform which all UNSW students have access to.

  • You can offer an unpaid position to our students by arranging a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity with us. Learn more about the range of WIL courses and programs offered by UNSW Faculties and Schools.

  • All non-professional or volunteer opportunities can be posted on the UNSW Arc jobs board by using this form

    You can view the Arc jobs board here.

  • We suggest you first explore this webpage to get an idea of the ways in which you can best connect with our students. 

    We also suggest you subscribe to our partner newsletter for updates and further information on engagement opportunities with our students.

     

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