Internships and special opportunities



If you have an internship or placement as a compulsory component to your degree, opportunities may exist to undertake one overseas.

For other degree programs, internships remain a valuable opportunity to gain professional experience in your chosen field and increase your employability in a global context.

Special opportunities

The University offers unique global opportunities to enrich your learning and expand your connections in the field. Participating in projects with overseas students, international conferences or global competitions allows you the chance to hear from world renowned speakers, collaborate with like-minded students and increase your inter-cultural skills.

If you are not ready to travel or life is just too busy, look at taking a virtual global opportunity be it an academic course or internship.

The following courses have been designed to allow for overseas internships or special opportunities (eg placements and volunteering) to be recognised as part of a 10 unit University of Newcastle course

The University of Newcastle works with a range of organisations who can assist you to plan and organise your internship or placement. These organisations are screened by the University of Newcastle and an approved list can be found on our Global Experience Portal.

If you are Interested in a generously funded bundle of a semester experience + internship/mentorship + language training,  check out the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program.

Thomas, Business internship in China

An internship provides an early insight into the industry sectors and gives students a taste of the demands of a professional career….I was able to bank on my experiences during my internship to secure a full time position by harnessing my work and life experiences in Beijing during those two winter months.”

Thomas, Business internship in China

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