Many Victorian public sector organisations offer short-term paid and unpaid internships for university students and skilled people throughout the year.

Internships provide a valuable pathway for students and skilled people seeking local professional experience in a relevant field.

As an intern, you’ll work within a structured program to gain hands-on experience in the Victorian public sector. And there's always a chance of future employment too.

Types of programs

All internship programs are listed below. Follow the links for information and details about how to apply. Many internships are only open for application during specific times of the year.

  • CareerSeekers Internship Programs 

    This is a paid 12-week internship program for asylum seekers and refugees who are students or mid-career professionals. You’ll receive local experience, a local reference and comprehensive support during your placement. For more information and to register interest, visit the careerseekers website.
  • Summer Accounting and Finance Internship Program

    This Internship is a 12-week program for accounting and finance students who’ve completed two years of full-time study. You'll get experience in developing policy advice, research, analysis and report writing. This program is hosted by the Department of Treasury and Finance.
  • Summer Economics Internship Program

    This internship is a 12-week program for economics students who have completed two years of full-time study. You'll get hands-on experience in applying economics in a public policy environment at a leading government agency. This internship is hosted by the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Essential Services Commission.