Bring Your Own (BYO) Internship

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Students have the opportunity to source their own projects and internships (placements) and request approval to be enrolled into one of our industry experience units. Enrolment into these units is not possible without an approved placement, we will assess which unit is most appropriate for your placement and study plan and let you know.

If you have sourced your own project or internship make sure you check through the information below to ensure it is suitable and relevant for you. You must have completed at least 200 credits of your degree to enrol into our Business Engagement (Project Unit) and at least 300 units to enrol into a Business Internship unit.

You must have your placement approved BEFORE you start your project or internship. We do not give retrospective credit for the unit. Please do not start your project or internship until it has been approved.

Assessment of your placement can take between 10 – 14 business days. There are assessments related to the unit, the timelines and due dates will depend upon the study period you are enrolled into and what activity you are undertaking.

Once you have applied we will check your study plan and ensure that you are eligible to undertake one of the units for credit within your degree.

Before applying, please ensure:

  • Your placement is confirmed for between 100 – 150 hours
  • Your potential supervisor is willing to complete an appraisal of your performance. The appraisal will only take about 10 minutes. The university may contact your supervisor during the placement for a progress update. Download an example host organisation appraisal form
  • You need a safe work environment to undertake your placement
  • You have all the relevant documentation to attach to your application (listed below)

Make sure you supply all requested documents and complete all required fields. Once we have made our assessment we will inform you of the outcome and you will be enrolled into the next available relevant study period.

Below is a list of documentation you will require to apply:

Unpaid internships

  • Detailed position description:
    Outlining what projects, duties and tasks you will be undertaking during your internship
  • Letter from host organisation
    Must be on company letterhead and include a confirmation of your start and finish dates, as well as and that you will be about to complete at least 100 hours for your unit.
  • Please note that one of our team may need to arrange a site visit to the location you will be undertaking your internship.

Paid internship – including structured vacation work programs

  • Detailed position description:
    Outlining what projects, duties and tasks you will be undertaking during your internship
  • Letter from employer
    Must be on company letterhead and include a confirmation you are working as an employee and covered by their workplace insurances, how long you have been in your role and that you will be about to complete at least 100 hours for your unit.

If you would prefer apply for internships that we currently have available, please visit the Work Integrated Learning page at CCIWA or the CBS Student page on UniHub.

If you wish to complete the internship extra-curricular (not for credit) you will need to contact the Curtin Careers, Employment and Leadership so you can meet their requirements.

Start your application

Start BYO application

Please contact cbsindustryconnect@curtin.edu.au or call 9266 1540 if you have any questions about the program, or if you encounter any issues with the online application form.