Business internships

Engage new talent

Where university meets industry

Our aim is to provide a pathway for our students to link with industry partners, and for industry to access an undiscovered pipeline of innovative, driven and curious students eager to enter the workforce.

The learning is in the application

To be eligible for the Business Internship, students must have completed more than half of their Bachelor of Business/Business Administration/Commerce degree.

There are also 3 phases to the application process

Phase 1: If students meet subject pre-requisites, they are required to submit an application

Phase 2: If successful in getting through phase 1, students are required to complete a video interview. Students will be shortlisted for interviews with Industry Partners based on performance in phases 1 & 2.

Phase 3: Industry Partners select appropriate students based on their application and interview performance.

Students selected for an internship will be enrolled into COMM391/BUS391.

The core purpose of the program is to offer experiential learning opportunities combined with rigorous reflection on globally responsible business practices and innovation practices in the workplace. The application and recruitment process is part of that learning.

Engage new talent: Express your interest

Let us know the internship opportunity and we will match the right student to your business requirements.

Submit your interest online

Guide students towards their dream jobs in the following disciplines

  • Accountancy
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Sport Marketing and Management or Supply Chain Management


Although only 16 days, long term relationships are built in shorter time

The internship period is for a total of 16 days. The days may be completed as a block during a university break, or 2 days per week during study session.

The Business Internship runs twice a year. Students enrolled in Autumn session can complete their internship over the Summer break (Dec – Feb) or during session. Students enrolled in Spring session can complete their internship over the winter break (Jun – Jul) or during session.

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We are a team driven by our belief in making a difference in a student’s journey into their dream careers. Contact us to make a difference.

Partner testimonial

“Novotel Wollongong Northbeach and the wider AccorHotels community has built a strong relationship with the UOW Business Internship Program over quite a number of years now. We love working with the Business Internship team and feel that they understand the needs of our business and company and are able to channel suitable and talented individuals to us through the internship program. We have always had great feedback from our hotels when hosting UOW students and many students have gone on to gain employment and develop their careers with AccorHotels. We find the students to be professional, motivated and well prepared for working in the industry and they always have great support from the Business Internship team."

Chantelle Drolc
Talent & Culture Executive, AccorHotels


Student testimonial

“The internship from COMM391 allowed me to showcase my skills and abilities to my internship organisation. The managers of the organisation recognised this ability, and offered me a position in quality management. Within the two months that I have been working, I have already been given significant opportunities to expand my work tasks and my personal skills. I am working among the senior managers and the CEO of a large organisation while I am still at Uni. Although I have worked really hard over the past 4 years to make myself as employable as possible (ie. having two degrees), I would never have been recognised or have been able to enter the industry at such a high level, without the opportunity that I was given through COMM391. COMM391 gave me the opportunity to showcase my skills, and without that, I would never have been able to progress my career as rapidly as I have”.

Caitlin Rogers
Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar)