Host an Intern

ANU College of Business and Economics is proud of our reputation for excellence in the CBE Internship Program (the Program) and the academic programs that support it. In 2016, the Program won the Silver Award (Oceania Region) at the Reimagine Education/QS Stars Awards, supported by QS and The Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. The Program also won the 2016 CBE Award for Excellence in Educational Innovation.


The ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Program is a great initiative for industry partners to gain access to a pool of high-achieving and talented ANU students in their senior academic years for short-term projects and subsequent graduate positions or employment opportunities. 

In this program, a select group of students commit 120 or 240 hours (12 or 24 hours per week over 10 weeks) to industry internship projects for course credit. The internships will contribute to developing employability skills of our students, who can undertake value-adding activities for their internship hosts. Each internship is covered by an ANU Internship Agreement, including clauses for insurance coverage, non-disclosure of confidential information, IP protection, and an internship schedule.

This program also includes five (5) practical workshops throughout the semester to assist interns in further developing skills within the workplace.

Each intern will be supervised by a workplace supervisor and an academic supervisor, and be supported by the CBE Careers and Student Employability team (Course Convenor, Tutor, Career Consultants, and Program Coordinator).

There are two intakes each year, coinciding with Semester 1 (February - May) and Semester 2 (July - October) periods.

Benefits of Hosting An Intern

This program provides mutual benefit for host organisations and students. Students apply academic knowledge in context, apply and develop employability and professional skills, and gain valuable insights into the professional workplace.

Industry partners benefit from fresh perspectives based on research-led education as well as having the opportunity to assess students first-hand for graduate and ongoing employment.

We would be delighted to work with partners across public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Suitable projects could be either research-based or operational-based in any discipline areas related to Business and Economics.

Project Disciplines

We seek placements for students in the following disciplines:

Accounting Actuarial Studies
Business Administration Business Information Systems
Corporate Sustainability Economics
Finance International Business
Marketing Management
Project Management Statistics

Host Requirements

  • Hosts must hold current Public Liability Insurance
  • Hosts must have a Code of Conduct document
  • Hosts must be able to host the internship in Canberra
  • Each host must sign all agreements prior to the semester beginning
  • Hosts must understand that internships cannot begin until the intern completes a compulsory pre-placement workshop in Week 1 of the semester

Participation Mode

The CBE Internship program is available in the below attendance modes.

  • In person (only for businesses/organisations based in ACT, Australia).
  • Hybrid (in person, with a working-from-home (WFH) component).
  • Virtual/online. Please note: If there is an expectation for the student to attend any on-site visits, these will need to occur during the teaching break (2/4/2024 - 15/4/2024), and all expenses (including flights, accommodation, meals, and other incidentals) are to be covered by the host organisation. Students will also need to complete the ANU travel approval form.

ANU Insurances

In some instances, the ANU provides group personal accident and public liability insurance cover for students undertaking an approved internship. There are a few requirements to meet, such as the intern must be an enrolled student at the commencement and completion of their internship and others. More information on these policies is available here

Host Project Registration

Ready to register for your internship project, please click the link below.

CBE Internships Host Project Registration

Contact Us

For further information about the CBE Internship Program or to register potential internship projects, please contact:

Phone: +61 2 6125 9343