So you’re an undergraduate 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.
An internship is often the first step of your career, and doing one while studying 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.
Get academic credit
If you do a 12 or 6 credit point unit over the summer or winter breaks, you can reduce your course load during semester, allowing you to focus more on the units you take. You may also be able to use an internship unit as part of your major.
Here are what a few of our past interns have said:
Now, where do you want to do your internship?