Benefits and Obligations

Employer Benefits

The benefits of hosting an intern or project student include:

  • assistance in busy periods and with large projects
  • bringing fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the organisation
  • have the opportunity to assess future talent
  • all professionals to contribute to the development of the industry

Employer Obligations

Internships and projects are more than simply ‘work experience’ for the student. It is professional and personal development designed to supplement the student’s academic studies. Within these broad parameters, the student and organisation will engage in discussions to plan and agree on the goals and objectives to be achieved within set time frames.

Organisations are asked to:

  • allocate challenging tasks and responsibilities, which are within the capability of the individual student/s;
  • adhere to OH&S guidelines and the Fair Work Act 2009 (organisations in Australia only)
  • Intern supervisors will monitor student work and both internships and project organisations will provide professional advice and guidance in accordance with learning objectives agreed at commencement; and
  • provide written feedback at the end of the internship/ project.
  • The university provides a comprehensive guide to host organisations which includes ensuring OH&S responsibilities are met and tips for making the most out of hosting UniSA students.  Please note that some of the information in this guide may only be applicable to Australian organisations.  If in doubt, please contact us to confirm applicability.


     


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