Suitability

In order to provide our students with the best quality learning experience, and to ensure host organisations gain the most out of the process, we have outlined a number of screening criteria for host organisations wishing to recruit internship and project students. Please refer to the criteria below to determine if your organisation meets the university’s requirements.

Please contact us if you are in any doubt or require further clarification on any of the criteria listed below.

If you are not able to meet our internship or project criteria, offering a non-assessed, work experience opportunity is still a possibility. For Australian-based organsiations, please visit UniSA's Career Services website for more information on non-assessed work experience.

Criteria for internships

  • Provision of a supervisor with relevant 5+ years experience and/or qualifications; or at the discretion of the university
  • Allocation of relevant and meaningful tasks / projects appropriate to the skills and experience of the intern. No more than 10% clerical or non-related tasks
  • Appropriate workload for the intern for the period of the internship (80 hours minimum)
  • Ability to host the internship within the given semester timeframe
  • Ability to provide guidance and advice in the form of verbal, instantaneous feedback as well as at least 2 or more formal feedback sessions
  • Provision of a working environment which is conducive to developing the intern’s knowledge of the profession in an organisation with an appropriate level of activity in the relevant discipline.
  • Opportunities for the intern to observe or take place in meetings, seminars and training sessions being conducted by other members of the team (desirable).
  • Provision of appropriate work facilities such as desk, pc etc
  • In addition to the above, meeting the general WHS requirements and guidelines for internships

Criteria for projects

  • Provision of an organisational liaison person with the ability to:
    • Provide project brief
    • Meet student/s at a minimum of 3 times during the course of the project
    • Provide feedback report at the conclusion of the project
  • Allocation of project appropriate to the skills and experience of the student/s, relevant to their discipline area
  • Provision of appropriate workload for the student/s for the period of the project (80 hours minimum)
  • Provision of specialised equipment and tools if not available at UniSA
  • Ability to host the project within the given semester timeframe

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Phone: +61 8 830 24930
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