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The Students@Work program provides on-campus employment opportunities (internships and professional roles) to current University of Melbourne students, allowing you to develop employability skills whilst enhancing connectivity and engagement with the University.

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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2019 UoM Internship Program

Applications are closed for the 2019 Students@Work Internship Program. The next intake will be in early 2020. In the meantime, refer to the Careers website for information about alternative internship opportunities and check Careers Online regularly for student employment opportunities.


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 2019. First years are not eligible.
  • Not have more than 3 weeks leave planned in 2019.
  • Be available to work 15-20 hours per week, Monday to Friday for the duration of the contract (including non-teaching periods).

This program is for students enrolled in their second year or later. First years are not eligible.

Program details

Duration: Internships run for 3,6 or 9 months.
Pay level:
All internships are paid at PSC 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


Applications are currently closed. The next intake will be in early 2020.

Key dates

Application period Monday 11 – Thursday 14 February
Shortlisting Monday 18 – Wednesday 27 February
Assessment Centres and video interviews Monday 4 – Sunday 10 March
Selection Monday 11 – Monday 18 March
Contract issuing and training Tuesday 19 March – Tuesday 2 April
Internship commences Week beginning Monday 8 April

Frequently asked questions

  • 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 2019, can I still apply?
    No. Students graduating earlier than December 2019 are not eligible to apply for the internship program.