The Co-operative Education Program (Co-op) is an 8 to 12 month, paid full-time work placement as part of a four-year Bachelor of Business degree.
Co-op provides valuable benefits for organisations through provision of a short-term employee who can undertake projects or tasks, as well as providing existing employees with opportunities for mentorship, leadership and management.
RMIT University’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs can be of value to any organisation in the private, public and community sector. Organisations can connect with current students through internships and placements that are course related and assessed by the University.
Business internship are short-term and practical placements. Internships are more than just career stepping-stones for students – businesses stand to benefit in a variety of ways too. Internships are 140 to 240 hours maximum (if they are unpaid) and are available to both postgraduate and undergraduate Business students. Hosting an intern is an investment into the industry’s future and an opportunity for staff mentoring and leadership.
Hear from some of our partners about their experience and the benefits of hosting RMIT students as interns.
"Partnering with RMIT to attract students has been rewarding and extremely successful for us, while the high calibre of students involved has made recruiting easy."
“Placement allows a great opportunity for students to understand the work that we do, as well as a chance for the business to assess student fit for future Graduate roles.”
"RMIT has been a fantastic partner of our Internship Program. In 2017, close to 50% of our hired interns came from RMIT."
We work with our partners to ensure our students work for your business. Our established team can meet with you to discuss what’s right for your business.
Email our team to find out how we can collaborate.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer