Global workplace preparation & internship program

About the global workplace preparation & internship program

The Global Workplace Preparation and Internship Program includes one week of specialised workplace preparation training at UQ’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ) in Brisbane, Australia followed by a six-week full-time professional internship placement coordinated by ICTE-UQ partner Australian Internships (AI).

During the program, you will receive the support you need to learn, have fun and stay happy and healthy. ICTE-UQ can help with:

Gain international experience

Internationalise your resume with workplace preparation training and a professional internship.
Undertake real work projects with an Australian company and quickly develop the skills and experience today’s employers are looking for.

As an intern in Australia’s multicultural workforce, you will meet professionals from around the world and make important industry connections.

Live and work in subtropical Brisbane, Queensland

With 300 days of sunshine a year, a growing economy, and a prime location as Australia’s gateway to business in the Asia Pacific Queensland’s state capital Brisbane is one of Australia’s top destinations for international students and interns.

2018 Program Dates and Costs

Phase 1: 4 June to 8 June 2018
Phase 2: 11 June to 20 July 2018
AUD$6500 (includes program, internship and homestay accommodation fees)

Students are encouraged to apply for a Temporary Activity Visa (408) in order to undertake the internship component of the program. The Temporary Activity Visa fee, which includes an Australian Internships administration fee is AUD$775. You will be provided with support and assistance from Australian Internships to apply for a Temporary Activity Visa (408).


Download the Step-by-Step Guide to learn more about the application process and deadlines.


Phase 1: preparation for the global workforce

1 Week

Expert industry trainers will prepare you for the global workforce with a training program that includes:

  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Problem solving, self-management and work planning skills

You will receive a total of 20 hours of specialised workplace preparation training. 

Phase 2: full-time professional internship placement

6 Weeks

Australian Internships (AI) specialises in arranging internships for young professionals seeking international experience.

You will be placed with a host in a position that matches your education and employment background as well as future career aspirations and undertake professional full-time work projects.

It is important to note that internship placements are training opportunities and not paid positions of employment.

Sample internship fields include marketing & business, political science, law, international relations, finance, government, tourism/travel, natural resources management, science, engineering, architecture and information technology.

Program Entry Requirements 

  • Academic/Professional - An education or employment background in the chosen field of their internship placement
  • English Language - CEFR B2 or IELTS 6.0 (no individual score less than 5.5)*
  • Other - Applicants will also need to meet appropriate visa requirements.

* or equivalent as determined by ICTE-UQ


Getting international experience was the best choice I made and will give me an advantage in my career.

I enjoyed learning English at ICTE-UQ - it has world-class facilities, amazing teachers and an incredible multicultural environment.

For my internship, I researched new markets and looked for new business opportunities. My colleagues were very supportive and helpful.

Perhaps the most important thing I learnt is what I want to achieve and knowing that I can achieve it.

Tommaso Grassi, Italy