Industry requires graduates who have not only the technical skills but the practical skills to contribute effectively to the workplace. A Work Integrated Learning (WIL) industry partner plays a vital role in developing the workforce of the future by being part of the education experience.
WIL is designed to develop and integrate employability skills into programs of study by increasing the interaction of industry and students through real life experiences. WIL meets the needs of industry, students and universities in developing, delivering and reflecting upon learning experiences that benefit all stakeholders.
It is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills, and establish professional relationships.
Students will receive communications regarding internship options from the Placement Team, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies. Please read all emails received from this team as they can often contain job and volunteer opportunities. Students are to communicate from their '@my.jcu.edu.au' email address at all times. This helps us to easily identify you
If you are about to enter into your final year of IT, select an option below:
To undertake an internship in CP3101 requires an application/approval process. Students are unable to self-enrol
Internships are available to students as either solo OR as a team of 3-4 students. This depends entirely upon the internship host's requirements
Process for applying and enrolment
Internship opportunities will be made available for students to view in the first week of September. The application submission period will be open from 3-31st October. To view and apply for internship opportunities, sign into InPlace (link provided below). InPlace is where students easily access details about their WIL internship activity. Refer to InPlace Student Guide in applying for a JCU sourced internship
Source your preferred workplace. You should be prepared when approaching potential workplaces. It is recommended you provide a Cover Letter and CV highlighting your strengths and areas of interest, and the skills you would like to further develop whilst on an internship
This subject enables final year students to work together in groups to investigate and develop a solution for a project sourced from industry. Identification of suitable student projects occurs through collaboration between the College of Business, Law and Governance, and industry partner organisations. Students work in cross disciplinary groups (business, law and IT) and must attend the 3 hour timetabled workshop each week. Students conduct project work in addition to this contact time and receive support and project direction from academics and industry partner for the project's duration
You can choose this option if you are currently employed and wish to complete a degree-relevant project in your workplace
This subject is designed primarily for students already employed in a workplace to develop an independent project for the workplace/industry. Students will be required to prepare a project proposal (which would require subject coordinator/lecturer approval) and to complete a project relevant to their degree and workplace
Process for applying and enrolling
To undertake an internship in CP3103 requires an application/approval process. Students are unable to self-enrol
Liaise with your employer to develop a workplace-relevant project. The project you will embark on is to be separate from your current role in the workplace. The proposal is required to demonstrate how the project assists in developing/improving workplace skills; address an industry issue and contribute to industry