CBS Undergraduate Students

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Want to gain real-world experience in the workforce? Try a business internship.

You may have the option to adjust your study plan to include this unit in place of a core unit or elective within your degree.

Internships are unpaid and will vary in length (between 100-150 hours) depending on the requirements of the business you are placed with. Some will be more intense ‘block’ internships over a couple of weeks during the semester break, others may be undertaken over a longer period of time.

On an internship, you could help local businesses with:

  • conducting research
  • scoping the viability of new projects
  • developing programs
  • supporting the implementation of new systems
  • revising marketing strategies
  • assisting with an upcoming event
  • analysing data and trends.

There are limited internship places available. All eligible students are encouraged to apply for positions they are interested in via our Student Opportunities Page.

Shortlisted students will be notified and will be required to complete an interview with the potential placement business. CBS will endeavour to place as many students as possible but we cannot guarantee every student will gain an internship.


Enrolment in the unit is subject to the approval of your respective School/s, you cannot enrol into the unit without an approved internship. Below is a list of the eligibility requirements to apply for the unit.

If you do not meet all eligibility criteria you can still discuss with our team on possible options.

  • Completed 200 credits or more
  • Be enrolled as a CBS student
  • Have appropriate space within your study plan. Either an approved substitute unit or an available elective. Possible unit substitutions (if approved) other than electives:
    • ACCT3003 Accounting Modelling
    • ADVT3000 Advertising Campaign Development
    • ISYS2013 Informatics Project Management
    • ISYS3005 Business Systems Management
    • ISYS3011 Business Systems Selection
    • MGMT2004 Environmental Issues in Business
    • MGMT3001 International Management
    • MGMT3006 Business Ethics
    • MGMT3015 International Relations Asia Pacific
    • MGMT3020 Dynamics of Hospitality Industry Management
    • MKTG3007 Retail Marketing Distribution

Students are encouraged to proceed with their normal enrolment. You will be contacted and guided through the enrolment process for Business Internship should you be successful in obtaining a suitable internship position.

If you want to complete an internship outside your degree visit Curtin Careers, Employment and Leadership as they offer extra-curricular internship placements.

Further recommendations

There are eight employability modules that will be required to be completed before you begin your internship, however as they are run through the Careers Centre you are able to complete them, if you wish, prior to applying for a position.

The list is available through Career Hub / Your Career Development Dashboard or Curtin Challenge sites.

Students should also take advantage of the support of the Curtin Careers Centre, they offer fantastic programs to assist you improving your employability with many other support services for our students. The process of applying for an internship is much like the applications process you would go through for any other position, the Careers Centre will help you ensure your resume and cover letter are up to date, enhancing your chances of being successful in obtaining an internship role.