Have you wondered about how to fit an internship into your studies? The School of Political Science and International Studies offers for-credit, and not-for-credit,  internship programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, in both Semester 1 and 2, giving you the opportunity to research and work with a person or organisation in the field whilst getting expereince and, if you choose, course credit. Applications for POLS3801 close on January 31 for Semester 1 enrolment

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact or on (07) 3365 2858. 

The Internship is based on a mutually agreed partnership between the student and an external organisation. The student agrees to carry out a research project on a topic/issue of direct interest to the external organisation. In return, the external organisation agrees to provide the support necessary for the project to be completed within a definite time-frame. Secondary supervision is also provided by an academic staff member from the School. There are restrictions placed on both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. All additional costs incurred by students undertaking this course remain the responsibility of the student. Check the program pages for further details:

  • Undergraduate Internship: POLS3801
  • Postgraduate Internship: POLS7521
  • Postgraduate Internship (Master of Governance and Public Policy): POLS7125



  • choose another course as a 'plan B' should you not be accepted
  • places are strictly limited
  • do not seek out a placement yourself - the School organises this

POLS3801 Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Completion of at least 6 POLS courses (#12 units)
  2. Achieving a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 across the POLS courses completed


POLS7521/POLS7125 Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. Completion of at least 4 POLS courses (#8 units)
  2. Achieving a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 across the POLS courses completed

Students are required to submit their applications for the Internship via the Placement Management system available at my.UQ - A hard copy is also available for undergraduate applications and for postgraduate applications and can be emailed to


Applications for Semester 1 enrolment in POLS3801 close on January 31.