International Internships

Interested in travelling as part of your degree? See a different part of the world, gain valuable work experience AND earn university credit with a one-month internship in either Vietnam or Japan!

The Business Internship Program (BUS 391) has partnered with CRCC Asia to provide UOW students with the life-changing opportunity to complete an internship in Vietnam’s vibrant Ho Chi Minh City! Known as the country’s economic and cultural hub of the south, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting mix of the old and the new, tradition and innovation. Students can also select an internship in Tokyo, Japan’s energetic capital city. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a global powerhouse of business and innovation. Whilst Osaka is a charming port city and an efficient transport hub. It is renowned for glorious street food, modern architecture, old-world charm, top-notch shopping and friendly locals.

Why complete an international internship?

  • Gain real-world experience relevant to the increasingly globalised workforce
  • Set yourself apart from other graduates
  • Start building a global network
  • Develop intercultural competencies, independence and resilience
  • Take the opportunity to test drive an international career

Interested, but not sure if you can afford it? Eligible students can receive a prestigious Australian Government New Colombo Plan grant of $3,125, as well as an OS-HELP Loan of up to $8,444. Please note that BUS 391 incurs a standard UOW tuition fee that can be deferred to HECS as usual.

To receive the $3,000 NCP Mobility Grant, students must satisfy the following requirements: 

  • Meet program pre-requisites and be eligible to enrol in the subject BUS 391;
  • Be an Australian citizen

Students should contact the Business Internship Team for a consultation about this program. Please send an email to to start the conversation.  

As there are limited number of travel grants students are advised to contact the Business Internship Team as soon as possible. The grants will be awarded to students on a rolling basis. 


This study tour is supported by the New Colombo Plan, which is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake Internships in the region.

Please visit the website for more information on the New Colombo Plan.

New Colombo Plan logo featured with the Australian Government Coat of Arms logo

Highlights of CRCC Asia programs

The Program Report outlines student evaluations and feedback including learning outcomes and employability as well as lists future program dates.

Download: the Summer NCP 2022/23 Program Report (3188 KB) Download: the Winter NCP 2023 Program Report (3756 KB)

Forage Virtual Experience Programs

Showcase your skills. Find your career fit. Bite-sized 5-6 hour virtual work experience programs that give students a genuine career advantage with the world's top companies.

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Forage Virtual Experience Programs

"When the unpredictability of covid meant that students like Kirsty in COMM391 at University of Wollongong looked likely to miss out on internships, Jorge Perez, Shamika Almeida and team jumped into action to support their students."

Jeremy Grunfeld
Director of Education Partnerships at Forage

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"Over the past few months, I was scheduled to complete an internship with KPMG Wollongong, however, the current conditions in Sydney made that impossible.

Alternatively, I have had the opportunity to complete several Forage virtual internships, focusing on the accounting and financial sectors which have provided me insight into various daily activities conducted in daily business processes. "

Kristy Packer
Business Intern

Interested? Get further information

Contact the Business Internship Team to start the conversation.