An internship is a training position that allows students to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment relevant to their area of future career interests and current academic studies. The ANU has intern partnership arrangements with national and international organisations, companies, government agencies, non-profit and other workplaces that will provide students a first-hand look at that a career in a particular area might be like.

Internships are typically worth 24 units, attracting a course fee depending on how many units are taken. Internships are coordinated by a specific course convenor, with applications managed by each Research School.


Students must participate in a competitive application process in order to be considered for an internship with one of CECS' Internship partners. Successful applicants are typically adaptable, flexible, goal-oriented, and open-minded, with strong academic results (requiring a minimum of a high Credit average). Prior to commencing the internship, students are required to enrol in the following relevant course (below):

ENGN3200 – Engineering Internship 

COMP3820 – Software Engineering Internship

Students planning to do an internship should map their remaining degree requirements to ensure that doing an internship does not have the unintended consequence of extending their degree. CECS Student Services is happy to check this mapping (and availability of electives) for students.

Click here for the video of the latest Engineering Work Experience and Internship Information Session

FEI Lithicon
General Motors Holden
Royal Australian Mint
Seabox International
Precision Lasers, Singapore
IBM Australia

Internship Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply:
An email will be sent to all students (at their university email address) each semester inviting expressions of interest in participating in an internship.

Updated:  1 April 2018/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing