Student Intern / Cadet of the Year

This award is for an outstanding student achievement during an internship or cadetship (including those offered by the University of Newcastle). The recipient will have engaged in meaningful and consequential workplace activity that has benefited their learning outcomes and career development as well as the partner employer or organisation.

Selection Criteria

The Student Intern/Cadet of the Year award celebrates a student who has demonstrated outstanding and exceptional achievement or success during their internship or cadetship. The award recognises the personal and professional development gained from their involvement in the intern or cadet program and beyond their academic studies.

For example, the student may have:

  • demonstrated positive impact in the workplace during their internship or cadetship
  • developed evidence of their employability skills
  • demonstrated outstanding and exceptional achievement or success
  • provided an outstanding service to clients
  • contributed to an outstanding or novel initiative which has been implemented
  • contributed to significant improvements to work procedures or operational systems


Nomination is open for all students from the University of Newcastle who have either completed or are due to complete an internship or cadetship in 2021.

For a nomination to be eligible a nominator must be a business/industry/community partner, University of Newcastle staff member or current student.

View our Nomination Guidelines and FAQs for more information on the nomination process.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.