So you’re a graduate student and you want to do an internship?
There are so many benefits to doing an internship.
Improve your Employability
Undertaking an internship helps you to build experience and develop your professional skills. This helps you to find suitable employment after graduating.
Doing an internship is a great way to signal to potential employers that you know the realities of working in a professional environment, and can contribute from day one.
Many employers that we work with end up hiring interns upon graduation, or provide references, connections and guidance to help them find a job.
Make a difference
Host organisations value the skills and new thinking that Monash interns bring to the workplace. Students have made a big impact in organisations by providing operational support, working on projects, solving problems and identifying new opportunities.
Improve your Study
But the benefits aren’t just employability! Doing an internship will help with your studies as well.
Putting the knowledge you’re gaining into a professional context helps give greater depth to your understanding of your discipline area. Even if you have already worked prior to your Masters, gaining additional experience in the industry you want to pursue will help focus your coursework. You may even want to consider doing an overseas internship, to further broaden your experience and cross-cultural skills.
Get academic credit
If you complete a 12 credit point unit over the summer or winter breaks, you can reduce your course load during semester, allowing you to focus more on your core units.
Here are what a few of our past interns have said:
Now, what sort of internship do you want to do?