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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 for the April 2020 round are now closed. Internships are professional casual roles with a tight recruitment schedule and as such, we will not accept late applications. There will be another round of recruitment happening in July 2020 which will be posted here and on Careers Online. These internships will run from August to December 2020, with interns placed into internal teams within the University of Melbourne.

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 internships commencing August 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 January Information sessions for interested students (booking links TBA)
3 February Applications open
7 February Applications close
10 – 21 February Shortlisting applications
24 February – 8 March Video interviews for shortlisted candidates
2 – 6 March Assessment centres
9 – 20 March Selection
23 – 27 March Offers and outcomes sent
30 March – 7 April Contract issuing and training
From 8 April Internships commence


Applications are currently closed. Advertising for the next intake will be open in July 2020.

Internship streams

Please note that these descriptions will give you a sense of the types of tasks/projects you may work on. There is no guarantee you will gain exposure to all of the below. You may also work on additional tasks/projects not outlined below.

The below list is not exhaustive and will depend on individual team requirements and the student's areas of interest. It is up to the interns to discuss what skills they are keen to learn about with their manager on an on-going basis. Interns are encouraged to raise their hands for any projects of interest that may arise while working in their respective departments.

As per the majority of professional roles, all internships will contain an element of business as usual administrative tasks. Full support will be provided by the Students@Work team throughout the placement to ensure you are getting the most from your internship.

  • Marketing - Events
    • Event planning and support
    • Logistics and supplier management
    • Brand awareness
    • Catering and location booking
    • Invitation coordination
    • Press communication
    • Liaison with event stakeholders for copy
    • Collateral development
    • Set- up/ pack down of events
    • Event analysis and reporting
  • Marketing - Comms
    • Website updates
    • Copywriting for print and digital media
    • Newsletter content curation
    • Collecting testimonials
    • Interviewing academics/researchers
    • CRM management
    • Developing presentations
    • Basic design work (posters and tiles)
    • Photography
    • Media scoping
    • Social media content planning, development and execution
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
    • CRM data extraction and analysis
    • Visual interpretation and representation of data
    • Business Intelligence and reporting
    • Data Engagement
    • Survey reporting
    • Market research analytics
    • Finance analytics and reporting
  • Finance
    • Generating and analysing reports
    • Preparing statements
    • Financial modeling
    • Entering data
    • Audit assistance
    • Budget preparation
    • Managing records and receipts
  • HR
    • Recruitment lifecycle support
    • Position description creation
    • Job advertising
    • Shortlisting
    • Interview scheduling
    • Assisting with first level HR queries from staff
    • Workforce planning/ reporting
    • Training budgeting/booking/ scheduling
    • Note-taking at meetings
    • Updating employee database
  • IT/Web Support
    • Software support
    • Hardware support
    • Digital learning support
    • Webpage creation/ updating
    • System updating
    • Asset register coordination
  • Multimedia (Graphic Design, Video and Media)
    • Campaign coordination
    • Communication plan scheduling
    • Brand control
    • Communication via various media
    • Basic graphic design
    • Print media
    • Poster design/creation
    • Wayfinding sign design/ creation
    • Tracking and reporting on campaigns
    • Stakeholder management
  • Policy Support
    • Interpretation of policy documents
    • Policy mapping
    • Policy analysis, research and development
    • Collation of quantitive and Qualitative data
    • Reporting and recommendations
    • Presentation creation
    • Proofing
  • Research Management Support
    • Digitisation
    • Reporting
    • Presentation creation
    • Engagement with external stakeholders
    • Grants and funding support
    • Data management
    • Event assistance
  • Service Improvement/Project Administration
    • Administrative project support
    • Risk analysis
    • Time management
    • Meeting scheduling
    • Location booking
    • Preparing reports
    • Minute taking
    • Focus group coordination
    • Survey administration
    • Process mapping
    • Journey mapping
    • Metric coordination
  • Student/Academic Support
    • Interaction with Students and Academics
    • Customer service
    • Query management and escalation
    • ServiceNow operation
    • Database operation and updates
    • Report writing
    • Wiki updating
    • Managing conflicting priorities
    • Location booking
    • Note taking


  • 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.

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  • Be currently enrolled as a University of Melbourne student and;
  • Be currently or previously employed by the University in a professional role or;
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