CBE Virtual Internship Experience

CBE Virtual Internship Experience

Gain real-world work experience in three weeks

The program will run 22 November to 16 December. Applications closed 16 October 2022.

The ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) is offering eligible students a number of three-week (50-hours total) virtual internship placements with organisations across the country.

Commencing in late November, this initiative will provide you the opportunity to work with an assigned organisation, under the supervision of a professional mentor.

The allocated internship projects will incorporate tailored and authentic business problems. Working in groups of four-five, you will help find solutions to these issues while building your corporate network and learning valuable skills that you can add to your résumé.

Over the course of the three-week experience, students will be required to commit to 50 hours of work in total and will be able to collaborate completely online with their allocated team to complete the project.

This is a valuable opportunity for participants to connect with industry and build skills for the workplace.

The CBE Virtual Internship Experience is free and not for credit.

In addition to enriching your resume, you will receive a LinkedIn Badge and digital certificate upon successful completion of your CBE Virtual Internship Experience.

This opportunity is available to eligible CBE students and students who are with the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre who may not be studying a CBE degree.

    Eligibility requirements

    • Any current CBE undergraduate students who have undertaken at minimum 24 units of their degree(s) in CBE by the end of 2022.

    • Any current CBE postgraduate coursework students who have undertaken a minimum of 24 units of their degree at CBE by the end of 2022.

    • Any CBE Honours students.

    • Any CBE HDR students.

    • Students with the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre.

    Please note, GPA is not taken into account in the selection process. However, priority will be given to those who have not yet completed an internship or industry project courses at ANU. In addition, students must complete the “Consent Matters” module before commencing the placement.

    How it works

    This is an extracurricular program. To gain official certification, and get the most out of your learning experience, you must:

    • commit to 50 hours of work across the virtual internship duration, including orientation session
    • attend and actively contribute towards team, client and mentor meetings
    • complete all project deliverables with your team, which include: a project plan, a draft report, a final report and presentation.



    Do I have to be in the country?

    No. The CBE Virtual Internship Experience is suitable for remote working conditions with entirely online industry and team engagement, so you aren’t required to physically be in the country to participate.

     What if I have a part-time job?

    It is fine if you have a part-time job, but you must be able to commit a minimum of 50 hours of work to the project over the three weeks of the program. You will need to coordinate commitments with your team to ensure that you’re able to attend meetings and contribute equally to all deliverables.

    Do I get to choose the project I work on?

    No, projects will be assigned to teams by the CBE Careers and Employability team. They ensure clients submit projects that are interesting and achievable within the program timeframe.

    Do I get to choose my team?

    No, all teams will be assigned at random.

    Will the project be related to my degree?

    It could be, but if it isn’t, that’s fine too. The projects are structured to ensure you do not need specific technical knowledge. The main goal is to develop your employability skills through a professional project experience.

    What type of projects can I expect?

    The majority of projects will be non-technical. They could include market research, doing a competitor analysis or creating a social media strategy. Clients could be from non-profits, start-ups, small to medium enterprise, or large corporations.

    Will I be paid to work on this project?

    No, you will not be paid to work on this project. This is first and foremost a learning experience.

    Can I skip the orientation session?

    The orientation session is compulsory. It is where you will meet your team, mentor and client. Students who do not attend will be removed from the program.

    Do I need to access the platform before the orientation session?

    Once you’ve been selected to take part in the program, the CBE Careers and Employability team will send you a registration link in order to access the platform.