Paid internship


Become a CareerTrackers intern

You will be supported with:

    • A pathway into diverse industries
    • Opportunities to progress your career
    • The strength of the CareerTrackers network
    • Connections with First Nations leaders and alums
    • Opportunities to become a change maker and empower others
    • On the job mentoring

CareerTrackers partners with schools and universities to provide pathways that support the transition from study to career. We will work with you to find a suitable employment partner for your placement, based on your field of study and career goals and aspirations. Internships are multiyear, to provide stability throughout your studies and maximise your experience in your chosen field.

In university you will complete two paid internship periods per year gaining valuable on the job skills and experience. Internships run for 12 weeks from November – January over the summer break followed by a 4-week placement over in June – July winter period.

The program provides mentoring and on the job support throughout your internship for you and your manager, setting you up for success in whichever pathway you choose.

On graduation from the program, you become part of the alum collective, providing an opportunity to stay connected with the CareerTrackers community and participate in ongoing career development.

Register here and we will be in touch

Meet Tahnee

Tahnee Towers is a proud Bundjalung woman studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Cell Biology) at Victoria University. Tahnee has been interning with The Walter and Elizabeth Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) since the summer of 2021/2022, where she works as part of their Brain Cancer Research Laboratory. 

At the start of 2023, Tahnee was awarded the CareerTrackers Intern of the Year award at the 2023 CareerTrackers gala awards, which recognises excellence in the three main pillars of CareerTrackers: University, Internship, and Community. Tahnee has demonstrated exceptional dedication in all three areas by maintaining a distinction average throughout her degree and creating friendships with other WEHI interns.

Tahnee delivered a brilliant keynote speech at the CareerTrackers 2023 Program Day as Intern of the Year. Tahnee shared personal stories about her upbringing, what inspired her to pursue her studies, and her experiences at WEHI. She also expressed her gratitude for the support and encouragement provided by Moondani Balluk, the First Nations Academic Unit at Victoria University.