RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)

Undertake for-credit and paid work experience, traineeships and research with more than 100 top global companies around the world.

What is RIIERP?

Students selected complete six to twelve month placements at world-class businesses and institutions in Europe, Asia or the USA. All RIIERP placements are paid.

An overseas work or research opportunity gives you great life experience, the chance to build a global network and an edge with future employers. Eighty per cent of Australian companies we surveyed would favour a candidate with overseas experience.

Examples of work placements

  • Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis, USA – Working on the F136 jet engine program for the Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
  • EADS Space Transportation, Friedrichshafen, Germany – Helping with laboratory experiments on a prototype of a life support system for the international space station
  • Airbus, Hamburg, Germany – Working in the Future Projects office to develop computer-based tools to estimate the weight of landing gears and engine pylons for the early stage of aircraft design

What will you gain from RIIERP?

  • The opportunity to complete your industry work experience at overseas companies and gain exposure to work ethics in a different cultural environment 
  • Experiences that will prepare you for a globalised world and to be globally employable
  • Access to a wide range of infrastructure for the development of your vocational and research skills
  • The ability to connect with global companies delivering best practice in industry sectors

What programs are available?

RIIERP offers six types of paid work placements and collaborative research opportunities, for students from all disciplines. To learn more about grade requirements, locations and key dates, click the link below.

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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 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.