Work on campus

The Students@Work program provides on-campus employment opportunities (internships and professional roles) to current University of Melbourne students.

University of Melbourne Students at Work interns

2020 UoM Internship Program

Applications will be open for the 2020 intake from 3-9 February, 2020. The application link will be posted here and on Careers Online. These internships will commence from April 2020, with interns placed into internal teams within the University of Melbourne.

Upcoming information sessions

All students who are interested in finding out more about the 2020 Students@Work Internship Program 2020 are strongly encouraged to attend a session.

The Students@Work program allows you to develop employability skills whilst enhancing connectivity and engagement with the University.

Students@Work roles are advertised on Careers Online.

If you wish to be notified of these opportunities when they are posted, please “follow” University of Melbourne-Students@Work on Careers Online.

If you are looking for assistance with resumes or applications prior to applying for any roles, you can drop into the Careers and Employability Studio.


With up to 70 paid internships available this year, this is a great opportunity to:

  • Get exposure to a professional workplace;
  • develop new skills;
  • enrich your university experience;
  • enjoy the convenience of working on-campus;
  • attend professional development sessions;
  • network with fellow interns at social events.


To be considered for this program you must:

  • Be a current student enrolled in your second year or later at The University of Melbourne until the end of 2020.
  • Not have more than 3 weeks leave planned in 2020.
  • Be available to work 15-20 hours per week, Monday to Friday for the duration of the contract (including non-teaching periods).

Program details

Duration: The next intake will be for 3, 6 and 9 month internships commencing in April 2020.
Pay level: All internships are paid at UOM 4 level.
Not for credit: This is a paid program and not a for-credit work integrated learning (WIL) opportunity.


Positions are grouped into streams based on the operational area and role responsibilities. In your application you must select one of the following streams (no more than one stream per applicant):

  • Marketing and communications
  • Data and reporting
  • Research
  • Policy
  • Finance
  • Student and academic support
  • Service improvement/project administration
  • HR
  • IT
  • Marketing and multimedia

2020 UoM Internship Program key dates

23 and 31 JanuaryInformation sessions for interested students (booking links TBA)
3 FebruaryApplications open
7 FebruaryApplications close
10 – 21 FebruaryShortlisting applications
14 – 28 FebruaryVideo interviews for shortlisted candidates
2 – 6 MarchAssessment centres
9 – 20 MarchSelection
23 – 27 MarchOffers and outcomes sent
30 March – 7 AprilContract issuing and training
From 8 AprilInternships commence


Applications are currently closed. Advertising for the next intake will be open from 3 – 9 February, 2020.


  • What are Key Selection Criteria?

    Key selection criteria are the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications that the employer has defined as being essential for satisfying the requirements of the job and can be found in every Position Description. Candidates are required to read, understand and respond to Key Selection Criteria using the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) approach. For more information on how to respond to KSC, please see the Careers page on Addressing Selection Criteria.

  • Why isn’t there more information on each stream?

    Due to the large variety of different departments hosting an intern, it is difficult to specifically outline the day-to-day responsibilities and tasks in each internship opportunity. No two internship roles are identical. Our selection process focuses on candidates’ aptitude and attitude, ensuring that successful interns have a strong learning mindset, are adaptable and interested in developing new skills throughout duration of the program, regardless of the team they have been placed in.

  • Can I apply for a stream outside of my field of study?


  • How many positions are available?

    There are 60–70 positions available.

  • How many hours will I work during the internship?

    Between 14–21 hours each week. This will be negotiated between you and your supervisor. Flexibility around this will be at your supervisor’s discretion.

  • Are international students eligible to apply?


  • Where can I get help with my application?

    Students who need assistance preparing their application can attend employability drop-in session at Stop 1 or visit the University’s Careers page.

  • I’m graduating mid-year 2020, can I still apply?

    No. Students graduating earlier than December 2020 are not eligible to apply for the internship program.

Already working on campus?

Sign up for the Student@Work mailing list to receive email notifications about positions, internships and development opportunities as they become available.

To be eligible to join, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a University of Melbourne student and;
  • Be currently or previously employed by the University in a professional role or;
  • Apply for and successfully secure one of the Students@Work positions advertised on Careers Online.

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To register you will need:

  • Your student number
  • Your staff number
  • Your staff email address

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