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Academic Internships

Academic internships can help launch your career, drive your professional aspirations and develop your leadership skills. Our strong industry network connects you with employers across Australia and provides you with access to a broad range of work experience opportunities.

We pride ourselves on thoroughly preparing you for entry into the workplace. Opting for an academic internship will improve your industry knowledge and provide you with the tools you need to contribute effectively in a professional environment.


BENEFITS OF AN INTERNSHIP

>  Gain real-world experience and confidence through workplace responsibility. 

>  Improve transferable skills such as communication, teamwork and time management. 

>  Experience practical application of theory to ensure your chosen career path is right for you. 

>  Impress prospective employers while enhancing employability. 

>  Start building a network of industry contacts to accelerate career progression. 


ENHANCING EMPLOYABILITY

Relevant work experience is one of the first things prospective employers look for. An academic internship is a highly valuable addition to both your degree and your professional resume. Through an academic internship, you will gain exposure to a professional environment and experience the day-to- day operations of a business.

HOW IT WORKS

Our academic internships can be undertaken as elective subjects if you are studying any of the following courses:

Internships are arranged by Careers Central and will be determined via a job interview process with both Kaplan Business School and the host company. Alternatively, we can support you to source your own internship with a business. Internships are unpaid and the electives are assessable as part of your degree. To be eligible, your grade point average as a minimum must be a Pass.

‘1 in 3 students placed in an Academic Internship were offered ongoing employment’*

* Based on students who completed an academic internship between March 2018 and March 2020.

STRUCTURE

The academic internship is structured so that 30% of your final mark will be determined by a rating assigned to you by your host employer. Every internship also includes an academic component. There are several assignments that are set for you throughout the trimester, such as a learning contract and reflective journal, which also serve as great opportunities to consolidate your learning in the workplace.

WHO CAN SIGN UP? 

Our academic internships can be undertaken as elective subjects if you are studying one of the following programs: 

  • Bachelor of Business – Course CRICOS code 067756B. 
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting) – Course CRICOS code 085958J. 
  • Bachelor of Business (Hospitality & Tourism Management) – Course CRICOS code 085961C. 
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing) – Course CRICOS code 087660M. 
  • Bachelor of Business (Management) – Course CRICOS code 085959G. 
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration – Course CRICOS code 078566F. 
  • Master of Business Administration – Course CRICOS code 078565G. 
  • Master of Accounting – Course CRICOS code 078568D
  • Master of Business Analytics – Course CRICOS CODE 0100427
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Angel found the Kaplan Internship Program to be extremely beneficial in building her career in Australia. Find out more about her internship and how she was able to successfully build her network.

REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS


The academic component of an internship means it is not enough to just turn up for work. You need to also submit (and successfully pass) the assignments that are set for you. There are several of these throughout the trimester, such as a learning contract and a reflective journal. Indeed, 30% of your final mark will be determined by a rating assigned to you by your host employer, which is why it’s critical you perform at your best while you’re in the workplace.

In addition to the ongoing support you’ll receive from the internship intermediary and our own Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, you will also have access every week to a dedicated online lecturer. This lecturer will be regularly posting a range of resources on MyKBS to further assist you to excel in the workplace and in this subject. This curriculum will include communication skills, critical thinking, teamwork, time management, self-management, interpersonal skills, problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Once your application for an internship has been approved and a host employer for you has been found, we recommend you immediately access the subject outline. That outline will clearly state the learning outcomes for this internship and an overview of the assessment requirements. One week prior to the start of the trimester, you will also have access to the comprehensive assessment briefs, which will detail what (and when) you’re expected to submit your assignments online. It’s important you ask your lecturer for clarification if any of those documents seem unclear.

INTERESTED? 

If you would like more information about our Academic Internships, please contact us: