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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.


In the Students@Work program you can:

  • Gain skills and experience in a dynamic and professional work environment
  • Enhance your on-campus knowledge and connectivity
  • Enjoy employment that's financially rewarding and based in convenient locations
  • Develop professionally with experiential learning
  • Share your "student perspective" insights
  • Build networks across the University


To be eligible for the program 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.

Additionally, the Student Employment Services team conduct multiple recruitment drives annually or on a needs basis.


If you meet the eligibility criteria, complete the registration form using the button below.

To register you will need:

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

Once you're registered, you'llreceive emails about positions and internships as they become available.


2019 UoM Internship Program

Key dates

Information session for interested students Monday 4 February
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.