Business and Creative Industries Internship - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Business and Creative Industries Internship

In today’s workplace, employers are looking for graduates with work experience who can quickly play a significant role and help the organisation achieve its objectives. Undertaking an internship component as part of your USC degree helps you prepare to meet these expectations.

BCI301 and BCI303 provide an opportunity for students to obtain academic credit for a course at university at the same time as gaining valuable experience in the workplace prior to completing their studies and seeking employment in their chosen field.

During these courses students work for 96 hours (unpaid) in an appropriate host organisation, undertaking duties that are related to the program in which they are enrolled. The 96 hours are generally worked as one day per week over 12 weeks of semester. In addition to the work undertaken in the host organisation, students submit assessment items detailing and reflecting upon their internship duties. Passing this course is contingent upon successful completion of both the 96 hours in the workplace and the assessment items as listed in the Course Outline.

Examples of the type of opportunities available

 Discipline Key features
Event Management An opportunity for an individual to help deliver a major two day event.
Financial Planning Opportunity to work across various aspects of the financial planning process in a medium sized firm.
Human Resource Management Seeking an intern to assist in the review of the organisation's existing HR policies and to assist in various aspects of staff recruitment.
Marketing Opportunity for an intern to work various marketing projects, including new product development and coordination of social media content.
Marketing Looking for a student with an interest in sports to assist in the development of a marketing plan for a sporting club.
Marketing An opportunity to participate in the development and implementation of a marketing and social media plan for a newly established business.
Accounting Opportunity for an intern to work in the various divisions of a medium size accounting firm.
Tourism, Leisure and Event Management An intern is required to assist in scoping the development of a new business opportunity for an existing tourism business.
Marketing Looking for a marketing student who enjoys research to develop a market research project to identify marketing opportunities for a new product.

Application Process

Students wishing to participate in the BCI301 or BCI303 placement opportunities are encouraged to visit the University's Sonia Online Work Integrated Learning System (login required) for information on how to apply for Business and Creative Industries placements.


For further information including host enquiries, please contact the School of Business and Creative Industries Work Integrated Learning area: