Architecture and Construction Management Internships

Architecture and Construction Management

Internships are a great way to develop industry connections and networks, prepare you for graduate work environments and provide you the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills into real-life situations. 

Internships process

Before you start

  • What is the eligibility criteria for an internship?

  • How do I prepare for an internship?

    The Internship Management System is a self-paced system designed to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

    • applying for internships
    • commencing an internship
    • writing reports and reflective journals.

    The Internship Management System is not mandatory to complete in order to undertake an internship. However we do strongly advise you complete the steps to help you prepare.  

    Get started

    To get started log into the Internship Management System in CareerHub and complete the five self-paced stages:

    • Skills Training
    • Professional Development Training
    • Finding Opportunities
    • Preparing for your First Day
    • Reflective Writing.

    Each stage has a compulsory element that will need to be completed before moving on to the next. The self-paced system allows you to go back to review each stage as many times as you like, so you can complete them in your own time and also use them as a source of reference.

    It is recommended that you begin the Skills Training and Professional Development Training stages whilst in your first year of study.

  • I'm studying an undergraduate degree, can I undertake an internship?

    Unfortunately, undergraduate Architecture programs do not have elective space for students to undergo a 3-unit internship elective.

    For further information on opportunities to work with industry, please visit CareerHub.

  • I am an Architecture midyear intake student, why can’t I complete an internship?

    Currently our Architecture internship course is only offered in Semester 2 of each year.

    Due to the time required for the internship application and selection process, it is not possible for a midyear intake student to be confirmed prior to the Semester 2 census deadline. Therefore, midyear intake students are not able to apply for internships.

    The faculty is working hard with relevant parties on another internship offering and will keep students updated on this.

Finding an internship

  • Using CareerHub to find an internship

    Managed by the University’s Career Services, our online CareerHub enables you to search for paid and unpaid internships, graduate and full-time opportunities, as well as volunteer positions that may count towards your degree's internship requirements.

    CareerHub also houses many events such as employer presentations, which provides you with valuable opportunities to meet company representatives on campus.

    We strongly encourage all students to register with CareerHub to gain access to the University database of internships and other opportunities.

    How do I join CareerHub?

    Use your Student ID and password to register for CareerHub.

    You can also subscribe to receive notifications and updates regarding when employers will be on campus, and opportunities that suit you become available.

  • Other internship sources

    All approved internship opportunities will be promoted on CareerHub.

    We also promote opportunities for local and overseas placements in our faculty news. Make sure you bookmark this page and check back often as new opportunities are posted regularly.

  • Can I source my own internship?

    Unfortunately, no. Students are not permitted to source their own internships.

    If you are interested in undertaking an internship with a particular company, please contact the Internships team at to discuss further.

  • Are internships paid or unpaid?

    Our internships can be either paid and unpaid.

    The CareerHub promotion will feature if the internship is unpaid or if there is renumeration associated with the experience. 

  • When are internships offered?

    • Architecture / Landscape Architecture: Internships are offered in Semester 2.
    • Construction Management: Internships are offered year round in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester.
  • How often will I attend the internship?

    The internship is a 3 unit course which students will complete 2 days a week for 12 weeks.

Applying for an internship

The application process for an internship is much the same as you would a job, giving you valuable job-seeking experience. You will apply by submitting your cover letter tailored to the internship opportunity, resume and official transcript, and completing an online interview component.

Those successful will be shortlisted on the basis of all requirements being met and their application submission.

Interviews will occur with the host organisation and if you are successful in securing an internship, the university will enrol you into the internship elective and prepare your internship agreement. 

During your internship

Throughout your experience, we will periodically check in with you over the course of your internship, with communications sent near the beginning, middle and end of your internship (depending on duration).

During your internship, you are required to submit assessments to MyUni reflecting on your experience. Please refer to your Course Outline and MyUni page for your assessments. 

If during your internship you have any questions or concerns, contact the Internships team and they will either help you themselves, or refer you to the appropriate support service as required

  • Unfair treatment, bullying and harassment

    Ensuring your safety and wellbeing is of paramount concern for both the faculty and University.

    If you’re subjected to behaviour or placed in a situation that causes distress, the host company should provide avenues to address your concerns. This can range from mediation to immediate removal from the situation.

    Regardless, please contact the Internships team immediately to report or discuss.

    You can contact us confidentially via email, phone or in person. The University provides several avenues of support, and we’ll work with you to determine the most appropriate.

Further information

If you would like more information about internships or your question hasn't been answered here, please contact the Internships team.

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