Industry Experience Program 2022–2023

International students can gain industry experience through over 1,000 virtual micro-internship placements with real industry clients.

Enhance your study experience with a virtual micro-internship

The RMIT Industry Experience Program is a professional skills development program offering over 1,000 industry experiences for international students commencing their study in Semester 2, 2022 or Semester 1, 2023 intakes at RMIT University.

You will complete a range of preparation activities in your first semester, which will ensure you are ready to undertake your industry placement. Participants will then complete a two-week industry project, working collaboratively to deliver a consulting solution for an industry partner.

The Industry Experience Program is available across a broad range of study areas and levels of study.

Why choose RMIT for your virtual micro-internship?

We're Australia's top university for graduate employment rate*

You’ll build work experience with industry-leading organisations

You’ll receive a virtual certificate after your two-week micro-internship

*QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

Real-world experience for your future job

Build a diverse skill set

In the Industry Experience Program, you will be placed in a team of up to six students from a variety of disciplines. By working alongside other students in the Program, you’ll build valuable skills in communication, strategic thinking and collaboration that will help you stand out to employers in any industry.

Collaborate with industry clients

The Industry Experience Program gives you the opportunity to solve problems for real industry clients. Through your virtual internship, you’ll learn what it's like to set objectives, research solutions and present information to stakeholders of your project. Gaining these foundational skills will put you one step ahead of the experience needed in your future workplace – particularly as the world moves towards hybrid and remote work arrangements. Upon completion of the Program, you’ll also receive a digital certificate that you can include in your future job applications.

RMIT student, Vinisha
My best advice for future students to boost their employability while studying is definitely [to] participate in and do well in all the industry projects.

– Vinisha Pulikkaparambil, Master of Marketing alumnus

How to apply for the Industry Experience Program

Secure your spot in three simple steps: 

  1. Accept your RMIT offer and enrol in your certificate, diploma or degree
  2. Register your interest for the Industry Experience Program
  3. You will be contacted by RMIT after the census date with details of your Industry project.

Frequently asked questions

To be eligible for the Industry Experience Program you must be a full-fee paying international student and meet the following criteria:

  • enrolled in a Foundation Studies, Higher Education (undergraduate or postgraduate), Vocational Education (TAFE) or Study Abroad program
  • enrolled at an Australian campus
  • be a commencing student in Semester 2, 2022 or Semester 1, 2023 intakes and enrolled in classes until census date (including 2022 spring, summer and flexible term enrolments).

The following students are not eligible for the RMIT Industry Experience Program:

  • All domestic fee-paying students
  • Commonwealth Supported Place and Government-funded TAFE students
  • Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students
  • RMIT Online students
  • RMIT Vietnam students
  • Students studying via Open Universities Australia
  • Students studying through RMIT’s study partners outside Australia.

The program will run in 2022 and 2023, so there’s lots of time to prepare! Register your interest for further details.

Once you are a confirmed participant, we will invite you to the program's information and preparation sessions. We want to ensure that you are settled in and can make the most of the opportunity.

The Industry Experience Program will require you to commit to 25 hours of learning and project work over two weeks. Your role will be to deliver a quality project outcome for your industry client.

Any work experience or work placement that is not a mandatory course requirement, such as the Industry Experience Program, or that is in excess of the period required in the course registration will be included in your work restriction of 40 hours per fortnight.

The program is designed to help you gain experience that is transferable across industries and build a diverse skill set, no matter what area or level of study you’re interested in. However, we will do our best to organise projects that are directly related to your course or area of study.

You will receive a range of support along the way from RMIT. This will include a range of preparation activities and information and orientation sessions that you will be expected to attend.

Closer to the start date, you will participate in a client meeting and access project learning instructions with content and collaboration functionality through the RMIT supported platform.

You will work autonomously but can reach out to RMIT staff to help resolve any issues. You will be guaranteed feedback on your deliverables and will receive a digital certificate upon completion to showcase your achievements.

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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.