What is a global internship?

A global internship is any sort of international work-based experience undertaken as part of your RMIT program; clinical placements, vocational training, traineeships, charity or NGO volunteering, work integrated learning, internships, work experience and research projects.

RMIT offers the following global internships:

European Internship Program (EIP)

Gain international work experience, develop your knowledge and skills on the job and extend your professional network globally with a paid and for-credit internship in Europe.

Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP)

Social enterprise, entrepreneurship and internship programs facilitated by the College of Business. GEIP offers a range of short-term, tailored international programs, designed to help you accelerate your career. Spend your summer in Indonesia working on fashion logistics problems or in San Francisco meeting start-up founders, or head to Singapore during your winter break to learn about entrepreneurship in Asia.

Applications throughout the year.

International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)

A range of paid international opportunities including work placements, final-year undergraduate projects, graduate traineeships, postgraduate research and postdoctoral fellowships with global enterprises in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Global Co-op

This eight-month internship experience in Jakarta, Indonesia is available to Bachelor of Business students. Participants gain insight into business operations in the Asia-Pacific, as well as language and professional skills.

Applications open twice a year (May and August).


Other international internship opportunities

We work with a number of reputable overseas internship providers such as Engineers without Borders, AIESEC and Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) to source internship opportunities for students from all disciplines.



Who is eligible?

There are internship opportunities for undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education students.

Each internship experience has a unique set of eligibility requirements, please check the program description to ensure you are eligible.

How much does it cost?

Each internship varies in cost depending on the destination, duration and additional training or orientation. Some internships are paid but many are not, you need to be sure you have sufficient funds to finance you for the duration of your internship.

You may be asked to provide evidence of your financial security when applying for a visa.

Tuition fees

In most cases, you will continue to pay your tuition fees to RMIT; for students on a Commonwealth supported place (CSP), this will appear on your HECS statement, if you are an international fee paying student you will receive an invoice for payment.  If you are paying your tuition fees to RMIT, you will enrol in an RMIT course with an exchange course code before you go on your internship.

Financial support

There is a variety of Government funding, scholarships and grants to support students wishing to undertake overseas internships.   

How do I apply?

Step 1  Attend an information session

Step 2  Research and decide which internship is right for you

Step 3  Speak to a Global Experience Peer Advisor or contact GEO to discuss your application

Step 4  Visit the online application portal and follow the application process

Important dates

Application dates vary; please refer to the program listing in the online application portal (Mobi) for internship dates and application deadlines.